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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...
  • WGA West Earnings Slid 6.4% in 2013

    Hollywood writer earnings fell 6.4% last year to $1.01 billion as TV writing fell 6.2% and feature film work plunged 7.2%, according to the Writers Guild of America West. Total covered earnings for WGA West members topped $1 billion for the second time,...
  • Blacklisted Writer Walter Bernstein Seeking Re-Election to WGA East Council, Beau Willimon Running

    The Writers Guild of America East has announced 20 candidates for its 10 open council seats, including 94-year-old Walter Bernstein and five other incumbents. "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon is also seeking a seat. Bernstein, who was...
  • 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...
  • A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values

    A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values
    On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
  • The Battle Begins: Cuomo Issues Top 10 List as New York Tries to Keep 'Late Show'

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sure to make a pitch for keeping CBS' successor to "Late Show with David Letterman" in the state, so today he issued a Top Ten list to honor the departing host. The list is boosterism more than anything else, coming on the...
  • New York City Council urges CBS to keep 'Late Show' in Manhattan

    Production rivals New York and Los Angeles are engaged in a tug of war over the "Late Show." A day after L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS to move "Late Show" to L.A., the New York City Council followed up with its own charm offensive. "For 32 years,...
  • 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...
  • New York program gets public defenders for immigrants

    NEW YORK — Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel. Many...
  • Shawn Ryan, Chip Johannessen Among Candidates for WGA West Board

    Showrunners Shawn Ryan and Chip Johannessen are among the 17 candidates for eight open board seats for the Writers Guild of America West. Ryan (pictured), creator and exec producer of "The Shield" and other shows, was on the guild's negotiating committee...
  • New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban

    New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban
    An attorney for New York City has asked the state's top court to revive a ban on large sugary drinks, saying the city's health department has the power to ban any products, even hamburgers, that pose a health risk. Lower courts have overturned the ban,...