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October 18, 2007

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Signs Comedy Central Extension

Broadcasting & Cable has the exclusive: Jon Stewart signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Comedy Central through Dec. 31, 2010. Stewart informed his staff of the news Thursday afternoon and a formal announcement is expected shortly. The length of the extension coincides with the 2010 expiration of David Letterman's deal at […]

October 6, 2007

MBA Issues: The Truth about the AMPTP

We've had some inquiries about a statement the AMPTP released Friday afternoon accusing the Writers Guild of being strike-happy and abandoning negotiations. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a ploy by the AMPTP to manipulate our membership into voting no on the strike authorization. We have been bargaining with energy and dedication, […]

October 2, 2007

WNYW-TV’s Good Day Producers And Production Assistants Vote For Writers Guild Representation

The segment producers and production assistants at WNYW-TV (FOX) Good Day New York today voted 5-1 to join the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The vote was administered by the American Arbitration Association and held at WNYW-TV. The nearly unanimous vote enables the WGAE to represent these employees and WNYW-TV to recognize their interest […]

September 24, 2007

New Media Bulletin: September 2007

Frequently Asked Questions   1. What are the different ways video content is being delivered in the new media world? Video content is now distributed to viewers in a number of new ways in the new media world. On their PCs, viewers can watch content via free ad-supported video streams or download to own or […]

September 24, 2007

Contract 2007: Viewpoint

Pippin Parker The WGAE Council Member and Chair of Graduate Playwriting at the New School examines the ever-changing role, and definition, of a writer. more> The Same Page No matter what you write, who you write it for, or where it's shown first…it's going online. Contract 2007 Neogitiating Committee member Melissa Salmons takes an aerial […]

September 21, 2007

The Latest Word: Negotiation Statement for 9/20/07

The Writers Guilds of America, East and West issued this statement today about the MBA negotiations: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) held a full day of negotiations today and recessed at 4 p.m. Scheduling for the next session will be done in the next day […]

August 28, 2007

Contract 2007 Update

August 9, 2007

NLRB to NBC: Where’s the Beef?

In a dispute arising out of the production of Internet material for several popular NBC television series, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a judge's recommended order and dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint brought last year against the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) by NBC/Universal Television. In his ruling, NLRB Judge Gregory […]

August 9, 2007

NLRB Rules for Writers

From The Hollywood Reporter : Studios can't force guild writers to work on webisode spinoffs of TV shows. That's the practical result of a final ruling by the National Labor Relations Board in a case involving "Crossing Jordan, "The Office" and other shows produced by NBC Universal Television Studio. In a July 31 decision announced […]

August 8, 2007

Contract2007: The Companies’ Fuzzy Math

  August 7, 2007 Producers of Big Fat Greek Wedding Sue To Get Film Revenue "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" producers Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Gary Goetzman and star Nia Vardalos are suing Gold Circle Films claiming the production company has breached contracts to pay a portion of revenue from the hit film. [thre]   […]