Leslie Simmons


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Producers: WGA’s New-Media Claims Misleading

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LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America’s claims that the studios have failed to pay up on new media residuals to its members was misleading and designed to harm the [...]

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AMPTP: New-Media Claims From WGA Misleading

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The WGA’s claims that the studios have failed to pay up on new media residuals to its members was misleading and designed to harm the talks with SAG and a [...]

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SAG Rallies Troops Ahead of Strike Vote

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LOS ANGELES The Screen Actors Guild’s “educational campaign” toward strike authorization began Wednesday with a pre-Thanksgiving e-mail to its members. The seven-page message was the first of many expected from [...]

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Actors Will Vote on Strike

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LOS ANGELES The cloud of labor unrest hanging over Hollywood and the upcoming awards season has grown considerably darker. Although no date has been set, Screen Actors Guild leadership has [...]

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SAG Will Vote on Strike

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The cloud of labor unrest hanging over Hollywood and the upcoming awards season has grown considerably darker. Although no date has been set, SAG leadership has begun preparations for a [...]

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SAG, Studios in First Negotiation Since June

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A marathon meeting between SAG and the AMPTP on Thursday — the first session in five months — gave Hollywood some hope but no relief from its labor pains. The [...]

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Scribes: Show Us the New-Media Money

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LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America strike is long over, but according to an arbitration filing by the guild, its members have not seen one penny of the new-media [...]

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WGA: AMPTP Failed to Comply With Contract

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The WGA strike may be over, but according to an arbitration filing by the guild Wednesday, its members have not seen one penny of the new-media residuals agreed upon in [...]

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AMPTP Meets With Mediator

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Negotiators for the AMPTP, including president Nick Counter and executive vp Carol Lombardini, met Thursday at their headquarters in Sherman Oaks for several hours with the federal mediator assigned to [...]

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AMPTP Agrees to Meet With Mediator

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LOS ANGELES The Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed to try to hash out its months-long stalemate with the actors union by meeting with federal mediator Juan Carlos [...]

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SAG’s Endgame Still a Mystery

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LOS ANGELES He’s back. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, the federal mediator brought in by the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers last year before the writers strike, may soon play [...]

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SAG Endgame Still a Mystery

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He’s back. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, the federal mediator brought in by the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers last year before the writers strike, may soon play a similar [...]

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Studios’ ‘Final Offer’ Safe for Now

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LOS ANGELES When the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made its “final” contract offer to the Screen Actors Guild on June 30, it came with a caution: The [...]

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SAG Panel: Board Should Take Vote on Strike

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After months of seeing its talks with the AMPTP go nowhere, SAG’s negotiating committee Wednesday urged its national board to take a strike authorization vote of its membership. The national [...]

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SAG Panel Says Board Should Take Strike Vote

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LOS ANGELES After months of seeing its talks with the Hollywood producers go nowhere, the Screen Actors Guild’s negotiating committee Wednesday urged its national board to take a strike authorization [...]