Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hollywood contracts: the sequel

In The New York Times, Michael Cieply looks ahead to the renegotiation of Hollywood contracts for directors, actors and writers in 2011.
...will the writers again seek jurisdiction over reality shows and animation operations that are not currently covered in their contracts? Michael Winship, the president of the East Coast writers guild, said his union was already testing member sentiment on exactly such questions.

While Mr. Winship was part of the last round of talks, many of the other faces have changed.

Patric M. Verrone, who was the president of the West Coast writers guild through the last round of talks, has been succeeded by John Wells, who during an earlier stint in that office made a deal without a strike.

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