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  • New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

    New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
    Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail. But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Writers Guild Topper Testifying on Stolen Overtime to New York City Council

    Lowell Peterson, exec director of the Writers Guild of America East, has been tapped to testify before the New York City Council on allegations of unpaid overtime and illegal working conditions in reality TV shows. The council has scheduled the hearing...
  • Reality TV Violations by 'Pawn Stars' Producer Probed by New York City Council

    A New York City Council member has asked ITV Studios and Leftfield Pictures, producer of "Pawn Stars," to testify at the council's "Real Reality of Reality TV" hearing on June 25. Council member Daneek Miller asked the companies to provide written...
  • 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...