SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP

1+ The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on June 11. Formal negotiations between the 29-member SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee and the AMPTP began on Monday, … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP”

SAG-AFTRA reaches tentative deal with AMPTP

2+ With the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shutting the film and TV industries down for an almost catastrophic three months, the last thing anyone needs is a strike. Good news for performers and the rest of the industry. SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) announced in a joint statement on Thursday … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA reaches tentative deal with AMPTP”

SAG-AFTRA president Carteris responds to COVID-19

1+ SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris has released a video on the SAG-AFTRA website where she details the performer’s union response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The video, posted today, was sent via email to the union’s 160,000 members. SAG-AFTRA has already closed the national headquarters in LA to minimize exposure to and spreading the virus. “I want you … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA president Carteris responds to COVID-19”

‘90210’s’ Carteris re-elected SAG-AFTRA President

1+ After a bitter fight against challenger, Matthew Modine, Gabrielle Carteris and Camryn Manheim have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fulfill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest ranking offices. Their two-year terms begin today. Ballots for the national offices election were mailed to approximately 145,700 eligible voters … Continue reading “‘90210’s’ Carteris re-elected SAG-AFTRA President”

SAG-AFTRA to set guidelines for nudity and intimacy

1+ It has been a busy and productive weekend for SAG-AFTRA. First the actors union announced a huge deal with streaming giant Netflix regarding dramatic live-action production. Now, SAG-AFTRA announced on Sunday that it will collaborate with Alicia Rodis, the associate director and co-founder of Intimacy Directors International (IDI), the intimacy coordinators with IDI and … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA to set guidelines for nudity and intimacy”

SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix

1+ Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Netflix announced an industry-transformative contract covering dramatic live-action productions. The first-of-its-kind deal between the union and the global streaming service recognizes performance capture as covered work and includes coverage of dubbing, which applies to all of Netflix’s foreign-language live-action and … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix”

SAG-AFTRA’s “Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment”

11+ Last weekend, SAG-AFTRA released a Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment as part of a broader program to protect its members and to confront harassment and advance equity in the workplace. Called, “The Four Pillars of Change,” it also sets forth clear expectations that SAG-AFTRA members will refrain from engaging in harassing conduct. Leading … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA’s “Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment””

SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP reach tentative agreement

Looks as if actors and actresses belonging to SAG-AFTRA will continue to talk and not walk as, according to Deadline, the union has reached a tentative agreement with AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers).

SAG-AFTRA’s current contract expired June 30 at midnight PT and had been extended each of the past three nights. If a deal hadn’t been reached, union leaders had vowed to ask their members for strike authorization.

“Outrageous rollbacks” reignite SAG-AFTRA strike threat

Just when we thought we all could breathe again after the WGA and the studios and networks came to terms on a new contract, The Wrap, Variety and Hollywood Reporter all report that talks have broken down over a new three-year contract between SAG-AFTRA and the AMTMP. SAG-AFTRA’s current master contract for film and primetime TV expires June 30. The union has about 160,000 members.

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

1+ The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Film permits increase 43.1% in LA

1+ Some good news for the LA production community. FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional permit activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 … Continue reading “Film permits increase 43.1% in LA”

The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom

2+ I have never been to Brazil, but when I moved to Los Angeles I got a good taste of it when I met fabulous writer, director, producer and actress, Aymara Limma. Aymara may be petite, but the woman known as “The Brazilian Firecracker” is truly the entire package. Born in Rio de Janeiro, the … Continue reading “The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

1+ Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December

1+ FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—has issued an update regarding regional filming activity and permits since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. And it is fairly bleak. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications … Continue reading “Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December”

American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors

1+ Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will welcome the global industry with participants coming from 78 countries and 42 U.S. states – more countries than any AFM in the last decade.  To date, a record 562 Exhibitors are registered for AFM 2020 Online from 48 countries with the … Continue reading “American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors”

AFM announces five-day programming lineup

1+ The American Film Market today announced its initial speakers, topics, and programming calendar for AFM 2020 Online which begins next Monday, November 9.  The AFM’s opening Conference – The Future of Film – will launch with two marquee one-on-one conversations: Mark Gill, President and CEO of Solstice Studios, will take the online stage to discuss his views and … Continue reading “AFM announces five-day programming lineup”

Virtual AFM 2020 is here

1+ The American Film Market announced details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities.  The event will take place wholly online and is set for November 9-13, 8:00AM – 8:00PM PST.   Cornerstone, Fantawild Animation Inc., Filmexport … Continue reading “Virtual AFM 2020 is here”

First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches

1+ The first-ever all-female stunt driving team, AWD (The Association of Women Drivers), has launched in Los Angeles with a trio of seasoned female stunt drivers sharing over 15 years of professional stunt driving experience in 500+ commercials and more than 300 films and TV shows. The collective is made up of Olivia Summers, Dee Bryant and … Continue reading “First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches”

How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID

1+ Who knew what  Sam Levinson was up to during quarantine, which incidentally is still a good idea with COVID-19 spiking in California. The creator of HBO’s Euphoria shot a secret film with actors Zendaya and John David Washington, Deadline reports. The film is titled Malcolm & Marie and was shot between June 17 and July 2 at the Caterpillar House … Continue reading “How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID”