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ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Costume designers and art directors who work on such shows as HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" have a new three-year contract. The new contract, which includes 2% annual wage increases and higher contributions to the union health plan, was unanimously ratified by members of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, which is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The contract will run through September 30, 2015 and applies to scenic artists and designers, art directors, costume designers, art department coordinators and their assistants working in feature film and television production in the city of New York, Nassau County and the Meadowlands area of New Jersey.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency has reiterated its support for CBS' bid to renew its contract to sell advertising on county buses and trains. In a report to the MTA board of directors released Monday that will be officially presented Thursday, the staff favored CBS Outdoor over Titan, a rival outdoor advertising company that also sought the rights. This is the second time the MTA staff has backed CBS. In July, it approved CBS' bid of $110 million for a five-year contract.
SPORTS
November 26, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Evan Longoria says he wants to be with the Tampa Bay Rays for his entire big league career. The slugging third baseman got his wish Monday when he and the Rays agreed to a $136.6-million, 10-year contract that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million. "I always wanted to be kind of a benchmark player … the guy that you could think about or associate with the organization," Longoria said. "My goal from day one was to be the first player that played their whole career here, to be the first guy that came into the organization and went out in the organization, and played all the years in between.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
For most people who unwrapped new iPhones this Christmas, lengthy contracts from cellphone companies are a matter of fact. But when 13-year-old Gregory Hofmann found a new iPhone under the tree Christmas morning, he discovered a few other strings, too - 18 of them, to be exact. The new iPhone, which he'd been asking for all year, came with an 18-point list of “terms and conditions” - all drawn up by his mother. “Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone,” the contract begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Joe Flint
This post has been corrected. See below for details. CBS has won an at-times bitter fight to hold on to its contract to sell advertising on Los Angeles County buses and trains. The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency voted 7-2 Thursday to approve CBS' bid of $110 million for a five-year renewal agreement that will start in 2013. CBS has held the contract for more than 30 years. CBS faced competition from outdoor advertising company Titan, which bid $117 million in an effort to snag the contract.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has signed an eight-year, $66-million contract extension, the Ducks announced Friday. Getzlaf, 27, is enjoying a strong comeback season and leads the team in scoring. He would have been a prime free agent after this season. "We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term,”  Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray said in a statement . “He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Jean Merl, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Citing pending litigation, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Mike Feuer on Tuesday said he won't release a copy of his unusual “win-bonus” contract with campaign consultant John Shallman. The Times had requested copies of both the original contract and modifications Feuer said he made after coming in first in the four-way primary last month. He has since been sued by a supporter of incumbent City Atty. Carmen Trutanich over the contract. “Following discussions with our counsel, given the pending litigation, we aren't releasing the contracts at this time,” Dave Jacobson, Feuer campaign spokesman, said in an email.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
After less than three weeks of talks, the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood's major studios have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. The tentative agreement includes a 20% increase in pay-TV residuals, a 2% increase in annual wage rates and an increase in employer pension contributions to 7.5% from 6%, according a letter the WGA sent to its 12,000 members Sunday night. Negotiations to replace the current contract, which expires May 1, began March 3. The swift agreement was widely anticipated and stood in sharp contrast to the bitter standoff that occurred in late 2007, after negotiations with the studios broke down and writers staged a 100-day strike that shut down television production and roiled Hollywood.
SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers and free-agent center Byron Mullens reached agreement on a two-year contract Saturday, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Mullens' deal is worth about $1 million per season. He can opt out of the contract after one season. Mullens is expected to sign his contract with the Clippers on Monday or Tuesday. The 7-foot Mullens averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season with Charlotte. He shot 38.5% from the field, 31.7% from three-point range.
SPORTS
December 10, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Zack Greinke can become a free agent halfway through his six-year, $147-million contract with the Dodgers, according to people familiar with his deal who were unauthorized to talk about it. Greinke passed a physical examination Monday to finalize the contract, which is the largest a right-handed pitcher has ever received. The Dodgers wouldn't grant Greinke a no-trade clause, following a precedent they set in negotiations with Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. But if Greinke is traded at any time, there is a provision in his deal that would allow him to elect free agency at the end of that season.
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