The WGA’s battle with the major agencies began in April 2018, when it notified the Association of Talent Agents of its intent to renegotiate its Artists’ Manager Basic Agreement, and a year later, writers voted overwhelmingly to terminate the agreement and all un-franchised agencies. Since then, the WGA has negotiated 10 successive versions of its franchise agreement to accommodate reasonable agency proposals – beginning in May 2019, when it signed Verve; again last summer, when it signed UTA and ICM, and last month when it signed CAA. … [Read more...] about WME Says It’s In “Substantive Discussions” To End Standoff With WGA
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It may seem odd that a billionaire would be a pensioner, but pensions, like Social Security, are not means-tested. And pensions are payable starting at age 65 even to people who continue working. All a qualified recipient need do is fill out a form and submit it to the SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plans or the AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds. … [Read more...] about How Did Donald Trump Get a $110K SAG Pension?
"On behalf of the Art Directors Guild, I am very saddened to share news of the loss of our highly talented friend, Tyrus Wong. His work and life inspired so many of us with his passion, originality, and creativity. Deepest condolences are extended to his family and many friends at this time." After his work in Hollywood, Tyrus Wong would go on to create and design greeting cards for Hallmark, and he would later create elaborate custom-made kites. He would often be seen flying these kites, which were usually shaped like animals such as pandas, goldfish, or centipedes, at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. He was also the subject of the 2015 documentary Tyrus. Tyrus Wong was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Ng Kim, who passed away in January 1995 at the age of 85. Tyrus Wong is survived by his three daughters Kay, Tai-ling and Kim. … [Read more...] about Tyrus Wong, Artist Behind Disney’s Bambi, Passes Away at 106
The president also received nearly six figures from Hollywood pensions. Trump has a pension from the Screen Actors Guild, which paid him $77,808 in 2019. He also received a $8,724 pension from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. While SAG and AFTRA merged in 2012, their pre-merger pensions remain separate. … [Read more...] about Trump Earned $1.7M From Hollywood Work In 2019
Trump's Apprentice payments peaked in 2018 when he received more than $2 million, and in 2019 fell to just over $1.6 million. Last year, however, the payments fell to just $275,000, according to the latest disclosure forms. While the filing does not detail why the Trump Productions income fell by so much, it is likely tied to syndication rights and reruns for the reality show. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Hollywood Income Collapsed as He Prepared to Leave the Oval Office