10 items from 2010
One gift that's coming this December for horror fans is Chiller TV's look back at the decade's 13 scariest moments. Did your favorite fright flick make the cut? Find out on December 17th.
From the Press Release
On the heels of a rebrand and all-new on-air look, Chiller has announced the premiere of its very first original special. Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments will premiere on December 17 @ 8 Pm.
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments, produced by Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International, features a diverse group of horror movie experts and pop culture mavens looking back on the top 13 scary movie moments of the past 10 years. Featured participants include renowned special makeup effects supervisor Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), comedians Dan Gurewitch & David Young (collegehumor.com), actress Betsy Russell (the Saw anthology), writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), actor Tony Todd (Final Destination) and horror film director Lucky McKee (May, »
- Uncle Creepy
Chiller has been newly re-branded and with the face-lift, the network has announced the premiere of its very first original special. Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments will premiere on December 17 at 8pm. The special features a diverse group of horror movie experts and pop culture mavens looking back on the top 13 scary movie moments of the past 10 years. Featured participants include renowned special makeup effects supervisor Greg Nicotero ( The Walking Dead ), comedians Dan Gurewitch and David Young (collegehumor.com), actress Betsy Russell (the Saw series), writer Steve Niles ( 30 Days of Night ), actor Tony Todd ( Candyman ) and horror film director Lucky McKee ( May ), among others. Set those DVRs! »
The WGA West just issued its first Contract Bulletin about the upcoming TV/Theatrical contract about to be negotiated with the AMPTP. Issues discussed include New Media and Pension & Health: Wgaw Member Meetings to Discuss Negotiations for the 2011 Contract Please join President John Wells, Executive Director David Young, Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs John Bowman and Billy Ray, and members of the Wgaw Board to discuss plans for the upcoming negotiations and potential priorities for contract demands. Members will have the chance to give input and pose questions to Guild leaders. Los Angeles area members can choose from three meeting opportunities: Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge 4234 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Thursday, Dec 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater 135 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills --- Challenges for the Guild »
- Nikki Finke
Courtesy Comedy CentralNEW York, New York (X17online) - The creators of South Park apologized to the Web site CollegeHumor.com on Friday for using dialogue from a video on their site satirizing the summer blockbuster Inception. "It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid and we just threw it together, But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for." Matt Stone, who created "South Park" with Trey Parker, told The New York Times Friday in a telephone interview. Dan Gurewitch and David Young wrote the video Inception Characters Don’t Understand Inception, which was posted on CollegeHumor on Aug. 2. Coincidentally the South Park episode shown on Wednesday had a scene that contained dialogue similar or identical to the web-site's skit. Apparently Matt Stone and Trey Parker could not find a movie theater showing "Inception," or »
21 September 2010 11:29 PM, PDT | Digital Media Law | See recent Digital Media Law news »
One key to understanding Hollywood labor is a tool that was invented thousands of years ago: the calendar. That much became clear in the last round of major negotiations, which lasted from 2007 to 2009, and featured a writers strike and a SAG stalemate. I covered those events as they occurred, and they’re also the topic of my forthcoming book, “Hollywood on Strike!,” which is due out next month.So with the SAG-AFTRA negotiations upon us, let’s look at what the 2010-2011 bargaining cycle has in store.SAG and AFTRAThe SAG and AFTRA negotiations with the AMPTP (studio alliance) begin on Monday the 27th, less than a week away. They’ll focus on the SAG Codified basic Agreement (which covers film and television), SAG Television Agreement (a supplement which adds more detail regarding television), and AFTRA’s Exhibit A (which covers primetime scripted television). Exhibit A is largely, though not entirely, »
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19 September 2010 9:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Hollywood labor negotiations are notoriously fractious and fragile. Distractions and roadblocks can pop up with little provocation or warning, and with a lot of explosive recrimination.
But the big surprise this bargaining season could be the very lack of drama. For several political and economic reasons, the dealmaking this time out could be the least combative in many years.
To take just one major sign: A source close to the SAG-aftra negotiations indicated that the DVD-residuals issue, a perennial battleground and bargaining chip in every negotiation cycle during the past 20 years, didn't even make it into the guilds' joint package of bargaining proposals approved last weekend. This despite resistance from board members in several camps.
On the heels of national board elections at SAG and the WGA, formal negotiations will begin Sept. 27 between SAG and AFTRA, bargaining jointly, and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers for a new TV/theatrical basic agreement. »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
Editor’S Note: This article was first published at Film Music Magazine in response to Bruce Broughton’s comments published with Chris Alpiar’s article “What I Hope, Want and Expect from a Composers Union”.
Follow The Thread:
We need to make plain one fundamental fact and then let’s start the debate:
The WGA Agreement Has Nothing To Do With AMPTP Negotiations — They Are Completely Separate.
The Amcl committee does its supporters no good by confusing the WGA with the AMPTP and this must stop.
This parsing of words hides a potential cancer which can eat up what we have worked 4+ years to help organize. When we parse words instead of explaining positions, we sow the seeds of disloyalty and mistrust.
We must create a union that does what is right, not merely what is convenient. »
- SCOREcast Team
Tuesday night, April 19, 2010, the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists' (Amcl) presented their second public meeting concerning the effort to unionize composers and lyricists under the umbrella of the Teamsters Local 399.
Held in Beverly Hills at the Writers Guild Theater, the official proceedings began with a welcome message from Amcl spokesman Bruce Broughton, who outlined that the new focus of the Amcl unionization effort would be to secure "benefits only" for composers and lyricists—a message quite different from November's initial meeting, where the committee announced that "wage minimums and working conditions" would also be included in the negotiations.
Speaking to SCOREcast just prior to the start of the meeting, Bruce Broughton told us, "I'm happy. This is a great turnout and we have a solid plan. I think we are ready now to really get something done. We finally know what we are doing."
A statement was presented by »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (SCOREcast Admin)
Budgeted at $1.4 million, the indie feature stars Milano as 'Jesse Young', described as an intelligent, sassy young woman, looking for a little inspiration of her own, Christopher Gorham as 'Ethan Reed', a likeable young man in the doldrums of having yet another novel rejected by a publisher, Michael Landes as 'Troy Parker', a confident, successful advertising executive, Tom Lenk as 'David Young', Jesse's brother and reluctant grand prize winner of the 'Spry Gum' spokesman contest and Beau Bridges as 'Logan Young', Jesse's uncle.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"...
- Michael Stevens
9 January 2010 12:11 AM, PST | Digital Media Law | See recent Digital Media Law news »
A SAG strike in the upcoming negotiating cycle is “difficult to envision,” a source from SAG’s moderate faction, Unite for Strength, told me, though he/she cautioned that avoiding one will require that management negotiate reasonably and he/she wouldn’t take the strike option off the table (as, indeed, no union could).
The source also said SAG’s upcoming January 31 national board meeting will probably feature a move towards resurrecting joint bargaining with AFTRA, adding that he/she was confident that bargaining later this year would indeed be jointly conducted. If the board does act on January 31, look for AFTRA’s board to respond at its February 27 meeting.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested the SAG-AFTRA unity move might come in the form of a resolution committing SAG to engage in joint bargaining and empowering someone – David White (SAG’s National Executive Director), Ken Howard »
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10 items from 2010
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