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4 items from 2013


SAG-aftra Seeks Dismissal Of Ed Asner Suit Over Unpaid Funds

31 July 2013 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former SAG president Ed Asner and 16 others, which alleged extensive misconduct in its handling of foreign levies and residuals they are owed.

The motion was filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles, asserting that the plaintiffs — who filed as member of  the United Screen Actors Committee — lack the standing to litigate the issues. The motion, which will be heard Oct. 7, also asserted that the issues have already been settled three years ago in a class-action lawsuit filed by “Leave It to Beaver” actor Ken Osmond.

“What plaintiffs fail to mention in the 52 pages of their complaint is that much of the challenges they raise to SAG-aftra’s residuals collection and istribution programs has already been resolved in a judicially approved settlement of virtually identical allegations in a class action lawsuit,” the union said. “While it isd generally a »

- Dave McNary

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Ed Asner, 15 Others Sue SAG-AFTRA Over Unpaid Funds

24 May 2013 2:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than a dozen members of SAG-AFTRA — including former SAG president Ed Asner — have sued the actors union, alleging misconduct in its handling of foreign levies and residuals they are owed.

The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles by the United Screen Actors Committee, alleges that SAG-aftra has improperly withheld funds and stonewalled requests for information about $110 million held in trust by the union. Those funds, the suit alleges, have been collected by the union through foreign collecting societies without authorization or knowledge of union members.

SAG-aftra had no immediate response to the suit, which was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real.

The 52-page action seeks a jury trial, damages and a court order that would prevent SAG-aftra from continuing to collect foreign levies and set up an indepedent body to handle those funds.

“With foreign royalties, injunctive relief is sought for issuance of »

- Dave McNary

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Ed Asner, 15 Others Sue SAG-aftra Over Unpaid Funds (Exclusive)

24 May 2013 2:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

More than a dozen members of SAG-aftra — including former SAG president Ed Asner — have sued the actors union, alleging extensive misconduct in its handling of foreign levies and residuals they are owed.

The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles by the United Screen Actors Committee, alleges that SAG-aftra has improperly withheld funds and stonewalled requests for information about $110 million held in trust by the union. Those funds, the suit alleges, have been collected by the union through foreign collecting societies without authorization or knowledge of union members.

SAG-aftra brushed off the suit, which was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real.

“We are very proud of, and confident in, our unclaimed residuals and foreign royalties programs which distribute millions of dollars to performers every year,” a union spokesperson said. “The foreign royalties program has successfully distributed to performers more than $14 million — money that would otherwise »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Mann's Heat: how research created a classic thriller

7 May 2013 9:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 8 May 2013 - 06:50

Eighteen years on, Heat is still an important, influential film. We look at how Michael Mann's research made for a powerful crime drama...

"This is based on observations. This is based on people I have met, people I've known, people I've sat with and talked to. Thieves, cops, killers. It's not derived from other cinema, it's based on research." Michael Mann

Cool, measured, melancholy and stylish, Michael Mann's Heat was a box office hit in 1995, and 18 years on, its impact can still be felt. A story about two weary men on either side of the law - one a cop married to his profession, the other a career criminal with no intention of going straight - Heat is also a movie about Los Angeles, in all its sparkly opulence and grimy malaise. Other directors have attempted to bottle some of Heat's »

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