Let’s Make a WGA Deal!

Jonathan Handel at Digital Media Law has an excellent summary of the WGA contract terms here. Critics and advocates of…

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A new era in global stock exchanges

My article on the IPO of the New York Stock Exchange co-authored with economist Jennifer Kuan of the Stanford Institute…

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Did the WGA get it wrong?

The Writers Guild dropped their demands for an increase in DVD residuals early in the contract talks. Now that Toshiba…

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A-List Actors Pressure SAG To Start Talks

It’s all well and good for a union’s members to recognize that the handwriting is on the wall and it…

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Sometimes it hurts to be right…

As I review the emerging discussion about the WGA deal on offer this weekend, I am reminded of an interview…

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SAG, AFTRA to Divorce?

The pros and cons of the rift between SAG and AFTRA are explored in this just posted story on Backstage…

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Dominoes keep falling: AFTRA offers early talks; Clooney pressures SAG

Updated. A couple of weeks ago I prepared a short essay somewhat pessimistically called The Doomsday Scenario which outlined the…

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Critics Raises Questions About GM’s VEBA

I raised concerns about the UAW GM VEBA deal here in an interview with the BNA’s Daily Labor Report. VEBA…

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So what good is the AMPTP, after all??

One of the stories about the possible settlement between the studios and the WGA suggests that the informal bargaining has…

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Done deal? Implications for SAG?

Deal in sight? Now (early Saturday evening) the LA Times is reporting that “Hollywood’s striking writers and major studios reached…

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