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Contracts for 60,000 members of the IATSE union expired on September 10. The union leadership is fighting for “reasonable rest during and between workdays and on the weekend, equitable pay on streaming productions, and a livable wage floor.” But negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have “reached a critical juncture” and...
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Kirk Johnston, a former member of the band Snowblind Revival, has sued Nickleback for alleged copyright infringement over their hit song “Rockstar.” Judge Susan Hightower has recommended to the overseeing judge in the Western District of Texas allow the case to proceed, stating, “Johnston has alleged facts sufficient to raise his right to relief above...
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Paramount has sued its insurance company, Federal Insurance Company, over breach of contract for not covering Covid-19 costs on Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7. The film’s production shut down both in Italy and the U.K. in February 2020, then in March 2020, and twice in October 2020 because of illness among crew covered under its insurance plan....
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A federal judge has formally denied SAG-AFTRA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought y Ed Asner and nine other union members in Edward Asner et al. v. the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan et al. The suit claims that SAG-AFTRA Health Plan plus trustees, have “illegally discriminate based on age and violates the Age Discrimination and Employment Act of 1967.”...
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