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Past articles by David:

Female Roles In Top-Grossing Films Increased “Slightly” Last Year, Report Finds

The percentage of female characters portrayed in the 100 top domestic grossing films increased only “slightly” last year compared to 2021, a new report found. → Read More

USC Scripter Awards: ‘Women Talking’ & ‘Slow Horses’ Take Prizes For Adapted Screenplay

Sarah Polley and Miriam Toews won the USC Libraries’ Scripter Award on Saturday for their adaptation of Orion/MGM’s Women Talking, based on Toews’ novel. The Scripter for best episodic TV adaptatio… → Read More

NLRB Judge Rules That Two Hallmark Movies Violated Federal Labor Law By Firing Drivers Who Attempted To Unionize

An NLRB administrative law judge has ruled that two Hallmark movie productions violated federal labor law in 2021 when nine of its drivers were interrogated about their union activities, were threa… → Read More

SAG-AFTRA Mourns Orlando TV Reporter Dylan Lyons, Who Was Killed While Covering Shooting

SAG-AFTRA is expressing its grief over the killing of Orlando TV reporter Dylan Lyons, a longtime member who was shot dead while covering another shooting. → Read More

WGA East Files Third Unfair Labor Practices Charge Against Hearst Magazines Media

The WGA East says Hearst gave employees a raise while in contract negotiations with the guild. The guild contends that violates federal labor law. → Read More

WGA To Hold Two More Membership Meetings This Week Ahead Of Contract Talks

The WGA will hold the last of its four scheduled membership meetings about its upcoming contract negotiations Thursday. → Read More

DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter Says At DGA Awards That Guild Will “Fight Like Hell” For Fair Film & TV Contract

Directors Guild President Lesli Linka Glatter vowed at the DGA Awards that the guild will "fight like hell" later this spring to win a fair film and TV contract. → Read More

WGA East Files Unfair Labor Practices Charge Against Bustle Digital Group

The WGA East has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Bustle Digital Group over the recent layoffs of some guild members. → Read More

500 Writers Attend First WGA Membership Meeting About Upcoming Contract Talks: “We’re United!”

Nearly 500 WGA members gathered today at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles to hear their leaders discuss the guild's upcoming negotiations for a new film and TV contract. → Read More

HuffPost Writers & Editors Unanimously Ratify New WGA East Contract

WGA East-represented news writers and producers at HuffPost have voted unanimously to ratify a new three-year contract, the guild said today. → Read More

WGA West Sets First Membership Meetings To Discuss Upcoming Contract Talks

The WGA West on Saturday will hold its first membership meeting to discuss its upcoming negotiations with the AMPTP for a new film and TV contract. → Read More

Actors’ Equity Is Expanding Its Membership; Makes Open Access Program Permanent

Actors’ Equity said today that it's making its Open Access membership policy permanent, allowing any non-union theater worker to join who can demonstrate that they have worked professionally as an actor or stage manager within Equity’s geographical jurisdiction. → Read More

Going First At Bargaining Table Means A Lot, But No Word Yet If It Will Be DGA, WGA or SAG-AFTRA

Here's why it matters who goes first at the bargaining table with producers – the DGA, the WGA or SAG-AFTRA – in the upcoming cycle of Hollywood contract talks. → Read More

WGA East Members Threaten To Strike HuffPost Unless Given A Fair Contract By Midnight Tuesday

WGA East members employed as writers and editors at the HuffPost news site are threatening to go on strike if a fair contract can’t be reached by Tuesday night at midnight ET. → Read More

SAG-AFTRA Survey: Members Strongly Support Covid Vaccination Mandate

A strong majority of SAG-AFTRA members responding to a guild survey say they approve of Hollywood's Covid-19 vaccination mandate. → Read More

‘SNL’ Pre-Filmed Segment Editors Authorize Strike; NBCU Reaches Out To Editors Guild For More Contract Talks

Editors of 'SNL's pre-filmed segments are threatening to strike unless NBCUniversal bargains for them with the Editors Guild. Now, NBCU is offering more talks. → Read More

Michelle Buteau To Host 75th Annual Writers Guild Awards In New York

Comedian Michelle Buteau will host the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on March 5. → Read More

Anchors & Reporters At L.A.’s KVEA/Telemundo 52 Vote To Unionize With SAG-AFTRA

The on-air talent at Telemundo’s Spanish-language TV station KVEA 52 in Los Angeles have voted overwhelmingly to unionize with SAG-AFTRA, which called the vote “another major organizing victo… → Read More

Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin To Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

Baz Luhrmann and his longtime producing partner and collaborator, costume designer Catherine Martin, will get the Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award. → Read More

Paul Simms To Receive WGA East’s Herb Sargent Award

Paul Simms, creator of NewsRadio and showrunner on What We Do in the Shadows and EP on Atlanta, will recieve WGA East’s Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence → Read More