February 21, 2008 |
The Directors Guild of America said its members overwhelmingly endorsed a new three-year contract. The agreement, negotiated last month, replaces one that expires June 30 and secures gains for directors in the digital age, including doubling residuals for films and TV shows sold online and establishing payments for shows streamed free on the Web. The contract paved the way for a similar pact between studios and writers that ended a nearly 100-day...
January 16, 2000
We at the Deaf Entertainment Foundation and Guild are pleased to read about the popularity of using deaf actors in TV spots ["Companies Boost Number of Deaf Actors Appearing in Commercials," Dec. 3.] I would agree this is indeed the year of signing, as I have seen a great increase in casting of deaf actors during my two years of work at my organization. The story, in my opinion, seems to imply that most casting directors prefer the deaf to the disabled because they are "beautiful" and people with other disabilities are "ugly."
March 11, 2009 |
Hearst Corp. and the union representing its San Francisco Chronicle newsroom staff reached a tentative agreement that may help prevent the newspaper's closing after it lost at least $50 million last year. The California Media Workers Guild said it might vote as soon as Thursday on the accord, which allows Hearst to eliminate jobs without considering seniority and sets terms for severance pay.
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June 25, 2007
With a giant balloon Goofy on his back, Michael Haley, 6, joins other child and teen cancer survivors at the Courageous Kids Celebration on Sunday at the Newport Dunes resort in Newport Beach. At right, Jill Hill of Brea and her daughter, Samantha, applaud a performance. The event was sponsored by the Little Mermaid Guild of Children's Hospital of Orange County, the Volunteer Services Committee, and the OC Barons, a volunteer group of the American Cancer Society.
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April 5, 2001
Re "There Is Nothing Like a Dame--Nothing on Screen, Anyway," Opinion, April 1: Thank you, Julia Gorin! I have never understood why the women of show business allow themselves to be de-womanized into skinny, bony skeletons, at great risk to their physical and mental health (Judy Garland, etc.). They should rally behind their actors guild and demand that weight discrimination be outlawed in their workplace, just as racial discrimination and sexual harassment are. Why the show business executives think skinny women are sexy is a mystery.
January 4, 2004
I worked for a food catering service at the studios and often came into contact with actor Richard Crenna. I can't believe you forgot him in "Final Curtain" (Dec. 28). He was such a continuing presence in both movies and TV -- from the squeaky-voiced Walter Denton on "Our Miss Brooks" to the adorable, geeky Luke on "The Real McCoys"; from "The Sand Pebbles" to "Wait Until Dark"; from "Body Heat" to his last memorable role in "Judging Amy," to name just a few. He was an actor's actor who stood by and for his colleagues.