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The Writers Guild of America has amped up its battle with NBC’s documentary-reality operation Peacock Prods., taking its unionization case to Comcast/NBCU topper Stephen Burke.
The guild has been attempting to unionize 100 freelance producers and associate producers for more than a year. Peacock produces nonfiction programming for basic cable networks such as “Caught on Camera” and “Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda.”
The WGA East announced Monday that writers from more than 20 shows on NBC and USA networks have written to Burke urging him to “respect the results” of a recent representation election at Peacock.
Vareity first reported in June that the Natl. Labor Relations Board had impounded ballots from an election held to determine whether the producers would be represented by the WGA East. The ballots remain uncounted due to NBC filing an appeal to an Nlrb ruling, which rejected the network’s assertion that Peacock producers are »
- Dave McNary
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.
Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer
Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer
General Hospital , ABC
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
- Eleanore Hutch
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