Category Archives: TV

DGA Talks with Film/TV Producers Set for November 4

The DGA and AMPTP will enter into formal talks for a new collective bargaining agreement on November 4, 2013. According to a joint statement, the negotiations will be held at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA under a press blackout. … Continue reading

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Record 322 Applicants for CA Tax Credit; Nearly Doubles Last Year’s Number

A record 322 applicants submitted projects for the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program last Friday, hoping to be chosen at random for the 20-25% nonrefundable credit for qualifying features and TV series. Because the $100 million annual allotment … Continue reading

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IATSE Adds Education, Broadcast Divisions

As of June 4, IATSE will make some changes to its divisional structure, adding two new divisions and combining two existing ones to put more of a focus on broadcast and live theater. The newly-created Division of Education and Training … Continue reading

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‘SAG-AFTRA’ Could Be a Reality by March

A proposed merger of performer unions SAG and AFTRA could be on the table for membership ratification as early as February, with a vote due back in March, according to this article from the Hollywood Reporter’s Jonathan Handel. A confidential … Continue reading

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Free Form Now Available for California WTPA Compliance

In an ongoing effort to provide the most comprehensive production management resources available, Media Services has published a sample CA WTPA Form for employers to use in order to be in compliance with the new California Wage Theft Prevention Act. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Production Coalition President Joe Maiella Named Imaginnaire 2012

Media Services VP of Sales & Crew Booking Joe Maiella has been selected as one of four 2012 Imaginnaires, a distinction bestowed by Imagine News each year. As current president and a founding board member of the Massachusetts Production Coalition, … Continue reading

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“Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” Ink New WGA Contracts for Writers

Hello Doggie, Inc., the production company behind cable hits “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Stephen Colbert Report,” has agreed to an improved residuals formula for its writers, according to the WGA East. In a press release announcing … Continue reading

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