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  • WGA Unionizes 3 NY-Based Reality TV Producers

    The Writers Guild of America East has unionized the writer-producers at New York-based nonfiction TV production company Original Media. The writer-producers voted to authorize the guild as their collective bargaining agent by 42-9 in an election held...
  • Writers Guild Blasts ITV Again Over Working Conditions

    Using the primetime Emmys as a platform, the Writers Guild of American East has blasted ITV Studios for alleged mistreatment of writers and producers on its shows. "As bullish as companies like ITV are on the profit potential of reality television, the...
  • New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags

    New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags
    The New York City Council introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper grocery bags, the Associated Press reported. In January, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to ban plastic bags; big grocery...
  • Time Warner Cable and CBS execs grilled by New York City Council

    Time Warner Cable and CBS execs grilled by New York City Council
    Executives from CBS and Time Warner Cable were grilled Thursday by an angry New York City Council about their distribution dispute that has left consumers there and around the country without access to the network's programming. "We're not here to judge...
  • 'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?

    'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?
    After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football. The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
  • CBS stations' ratings drop as Time Warner Cable blackout continues

    CBS stations' ratings drop as Time Warner Cable blackout continues
    David Letterman picked a good time to go on a vacation. Since Time Warner Cable stopped carrying CBS-owned TV stations in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas a week ago, all three outlets have experienced rating declines for both national programming and...
  • CBS prevails in 'The Glass House' legal dispute

    CBS prevails in 'The Glass House' legal dispute
    CBS Corp. wants to send the message that it won't tolerate copycats. On Monday, the No. 1-ranked television network said that it had reached a settlement in the 15-month legal dispute over whether ABC's "The Glass House," a short-lived reality show that...
  • Review: The spirit of Coney Island is at stake in 'Zipper'

    Review: The spirit of Coney Island is at stake in 'Zipper'
    In "Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride," documentarian Amy Nicholson puts a human face on the deterioration of the iconic New York amusement park by focusing on the fate of her favorite ride. Consisting of a rotating boom orbited by free-flipping...
  • L.A. City Council to debate Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout

    The Los Angeles City Council plans to wade into the contentious contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp., which has led to a four-week blackout of local CBS stations in more than 1 million homes in Los Angeles. On Friday, the L.A. City...
  • Anthony Weiner gets into shouting match with New Yorker [Video]

    Anthony Weiner gets into shouting match with New Yorker [Video]
    NEW YORK -- Only in New York? On the eve of one of the most important days of the Jewish year, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a shouting match with a fellow New Yorker at a Jewish bakery, an exchange that was caught on video and...
  • NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns

    NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns
    A Manhattan federal court judge ruled this month that Human Rights Law, which protects employees from sexual harassment, doesn't apply to unpaid interns. Because unpaid interns don't receive "significant remuneration," they are excluded protection...