Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsGuild
IN THE NEWS

Guild

FEATURED ARTICLES
MAGAZINE
April 2, 2006 | Debra J. Miller, Debra J. Miller teaches English at a private high school in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, 1964, the day the police decided my mother killed my father, I woke up late, the kind of late that snaps you out of your favorite dream, the one where you're wrapped in the arms of your favorite TV hunk--mine was Dr. Kildare--and he's just about to . . . when bang your unconscious tells you the sun is out, the lights are on all over the house and you're going to be late for school because nobody got you out of bed. We were a family of five. I was 14 and the oldest.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The NBC contest show "Last Comic Standing" isn't generating many laughs from the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said more than a dozen workers employed by NBC Studios in Glendale walked off the job late Monday morning, weeks before the show's debut. The workers are seeking a union contract, including health insurance and pension benefits, the guild said. PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives “This is an experienced, top-notch crew, putting together a primetime series for broadcast on NBC,” editors guild President Alan Heim said in a statement.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
April 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Writers Guild of America, East, claims that TV network ABC Inc. and Corday Productions broke the Feb. 11 agreement that had ended the 100-day writers walkout. The guild said in arbitration papers that the companies had permanently replaced writers on soap operas "All My Children" and "Days of Our Lives." ABC spokeswoman Julie Hoover said the allegation was untrue. Corday could not be reached for comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Bob Pool
There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated. And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and producer left his mark at nearly every studio in Hollywood, helped run the Writers Guild and Producers Guild and took home one of the first Emmys ever awarded. Rubin, 96, died Sunday in his sleep at his home above the Sunset Strip, said actress Kathleen Hughes , his wife of 59 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2009 | Ben Fritz
Getting divorced was a lonely experience for Josh Schweitzer. Spending his days overseeing construction workers and his evenings caring for his 3-year-old son, he had no one to talk to. But there was one group of people who helped him pull through -- even though he'd never laid eyes on most of them. They were his World of Warcraft friends -- "guild people," he calls them. They live all over the world and spend 20, 30 or more hours a week together in the online world of Azeroth as druids, priests, warriors and rogues, slaying monsters and collecting treasure.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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...
BUSINESS
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."
BUSINESS
March 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling was stunning in a custom-made azure gown at Saturday's Costume Designers Guild Awards. Her sheath of choice was a one-shouldered, lace and blue-hued confection from costume designer Salvador Perez Jr., who also happens to be the president of the Costume Designers Guild. Earlier this month, "The Mindy Project" star and creator shared the nascence of the gown with a sneak peek at its muslin incarnation. "My costume designer Sal Perez is the president of the Costume Designers Guild and he is designing a gown for me for their awards," the 34-year-old captioned a snapshot . "First he fits me with a version of the gown in white muslin, which Sivorn is measuring.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2014 | By Susan King
"12 Years a Slave," "Blue Jasmine" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won at the 16th Costume Designer Guild Awards on Saturday evening in Beverly Hills. Patricia Norris won in the period film category for "12 Years a Slave. " Earlier in the evening, Steve McQueen's indictment of slavery in the U.S. earned the top film prize at the NAACP Image Awards. Suzy Benzinger took home the prize for contemporary film for "Blue Jasmine," and Trish Summerville earned the trophy for excellence in fantasy film for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The Writers Guild of America and the major studios and networks are taking a break from the bargaining table after two weeks of negotiations. The guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced Saturday night that they had not yet reached a deal on a new contract for film and TV writers, but they said talks would resume March 4. "The parties have agreed to a temporary recess for scheduling reasons," they said in...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club. " For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's bushy mane, leaving a patch of hair known as "the island. " And to create the poisonous-fog-induced blisters that break out on Jennifer Lawrence's character in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Ve Neill and her team spent several hours fashioning the boils out of a membrane-thin silicone - in the middle of a Hawaiian jungle.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll    The three artists and their colleagues will be feted Saturday night at a dinner and awards show their guild is throwing for its members for the first time in a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2014 | By Susan King
"Gravity," "Her" and "The Great Gatsby" won Art Directors Guild awards for film production design Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Andy Nicholson of "Gravity" earned the honor in the fantasy film category. K.K. Barrett won for contemporary film for "Her. " Catherine Martin received the trophy for period film for "The Great Gatsby. " On the television side of the 18th Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, Gemma Jackson won in the hour-long single-camera series category for "Game of Thrones.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the last stops on the awards-season train celebrates one of the first steps of the filmmaking process at the Writers Guild of America West Awards, which kick off in just a few hours. Comic actor Brad Garrett will host this year's ceremony, and viewers can tune in to the live webcast, which will also feature pre-awards interviews with nominees from film and TV, starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope and www.latimes.com/wga . Included on the stream will be the WGAW's first “Mighty Pen” tweet competition, in which fans and followers will finish the sentence “The secret to great writing is…” (see www.wga.org for details)
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2007
THANKS for a great article on Frank Miller ["Revenge of the Dark Knight," April 29]. Finally something that competes with the Sunday New York Times. Great layout, not a bunch of ads in my way, lots of truth and I got to know who it was about. Incredible that [Robert] Rodriguez was dropped from the [Directors] Guild! All this stuff is great reading. I will pick up the Times more often due to this article. JOSHUA TRILIEGI Hollywood DESPITE Miller's delusions, the "barbaric practices" of Islamic nations (which did not exist until the 7th century)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards were announced during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The original screenplay category matched up five-for-five in nominations with the Academy Awards, perhaps tipping the hand of what awards-watchers may expect to see at the Oscars in a few weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Alfonso Cuaron won the Directors Guild of America's award for directorial achievement in feature film for “Gravity,” the outer space survival story starring Sandra Bullock. "This is truly an honor and I'm humbled by it," Cuaron said as he accepted the award, winning the DGA prize on his first nomination.  With this year's best picture Oscar race so tightly contested, the DGA award arrived as the last strong indicator of what film might be the eventual winner. (Eligibility restrictions reduce the impact of next week's Writers Guild Awards.)
Los Angeles Times Articles
|