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Survey: Financial vulnerability among film & TV workers

More than 2,000 behind the scenes workers in the UK have responded to the Film and TV Charity’s latest financial survey, with the results published in its report, Money Matters: Examining the Financial Circumstances of the Film, TV, and Cinema Industry Workforce. The report draws attention to worrying levels of financial vulnerability among workers ill-equipped […]

January 30, 2024

Shot of Tea and Break Away Casting announce partnership

Shot of Tea, the London-based TV and film production company, has announced its new collaborative production model with Break Away Casting, founded by casting director Jennifer Presser. In the partnership, Presser will step into the role of Creative Producer on Shot of Tea projects, marking a rare venture where a production company integrates casting expertise […]

November 10, 2023

Sag-Aftra reaches tentative deal to end actors’ strike

US actors look set to resume work after their union, Sag-Aftra, agreed a tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end a four-month strike. On November 8th, Sag-Aftra reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) in a unanimous vote. The shutdown – combined with a separate writers’ strike – has […]

November 9, 2023

Actor strike: ‘cautious optimism’

SAG-AFTRA’s chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said this week it seems that “cautious optimism,” is the takeaway from talks between the actors’ guild and the studios. SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP are meeting again on Friday, after negotiations earlier in the week that ended after five hours. Using their hard-fought deal with the Writers Guild as a […]

October 27, 2023

Netflix adds 8.8m subs; raises UK price

Netflix has announced that it is raising the price of some of its subscription plans in the UK. The streaming service said the price of its basic, ad-free subscription would rise from £6.99 a month to £7.99, while its premium subscription would rise from £15.99 to £17.99. Subscription prices will also rise in the US […]

October 19, 2023

Bakish: Strikes haven’t ‘saved Paramount+’

Bob Bakish, head of Paramount, told an audience at MIPCOM that suggestions the Hollywood strikes had saved his company was ‘wildly overstated’. Bakish allowed that “the strike is accretive to cash in 2023 and that is true for the industry [as a whole]… We are playing the hand we were dealt,” he said at a […]

October 18, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Talks fail in actors strike

Negotiations between the US entertainment studios and unions representing actors have collapsed, with both sides saying they remained far apart on the most significant issues. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) said that it was suspending talks because they were “no longer moving us in a productive direction”. SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, […]

October 12, 2023

Hollywood writers agree to end strike

After nearly five months, Hollywood writers ended their strike. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said in a statement: “The WGA reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new three-year Minimum Basic Agreement. On September 26th, the Negotiating Committee, the WGAW Board and WGAE Council all voted […]

September 27, 2023

Data: Majority of US support Hollywood strikes

Americans are broadly aware of Hollywood writers and actors going on strike, with 74 per cent of adults saying they have heard of it, according to data presented by Samba TV. Baby boomers and silent generation adults are most aware compared to other generations.  The majority of all generations support the strike, including 4 in […]

September 27, 2023

Breakthrough talks in Hollywood writers’ strike

A tentative deal with studios has reportedly been reached that could see the Hollywood writers’ strike, that has lasted nearly five months, come to an end. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said the proposed deal was “exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers,” reported the BBC. WGA members must still have a […]

September 25, 2023