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Friday, October 9, 2020

Actors’ Equity President Blasts SAG-AFTRA For Launching “Sham Investigation” Into Equity’s Internal Affairs; Guild Responds – Update by David Robb

UPDATED with SAG-AFTRA response at bottom: The war of words in the increasingly bitter jurisdictional dispute between SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity continued today with Equity president Kat…

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SAG-AFTRA Board Unanimously Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Taping Of Live Theatrical Presentations, Will Probe Actors’ Equity’s Alleged “Poaching by David Robb

The usually fractious SAG-AFTRA national board of directors unanimously has approved a resolution reaffirming the union’s jurisdiction over the taping of live theater productions, accusing…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Actors’ Equity Calls For Review Of “Deeply Frustrating” Health Fund Eligibility Proposal by David Robb

UPDATED with statement from fund’s trustees: Actors’ Equity is calling on union trustees of the Equity-League Health Fund to withdraw their support from a plan that will make it more dif…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Unions For Stage Singers, Dancers, Directors & Choreographers Issue “Playbook” For Safe Return To Work by David Robb

The American Guild of Musical Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society on Wednesday issued a detailed “playbook” for the safe return to work for opera and choral singer…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

IATSE Leaders Acknowledge Union’s Role In Perpetuating “Systemic Racism” In Legit Theater, Call For Industrywide Action by David Robb

EXCLUSIVE: Leaders of IATSE, which represents thousands of theatrical stage workers across the country, today acknowledged the union’s role in failing to upend “systemic racism in the ar…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Kate Shindle Re-Elected President Of Actors’ Equity by David Robb

Kate Shindle has been re-elected president of Actors’ Equity, the union representing more than 51,000 theatrical actors and stage managers. She was first elected to the post in 2015, havin…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stage Directors And Choreographers Society Concedes “Own Responsibility” In Lack Of Broadway Jobs For Its Members Of Color by David Robb

Ten years ago, only two black stage directors – and no black choreographers – were hired on Broadway under the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society’s contract. During the last Br…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

SiriusXM Town Hall Addresses Devastation Of COVID-19 Shutdown And Hopes For Re-Opening NYC by David Robb

Leaders from a cross-section of entertainment and sports spoke today in a town hall on SiriusXM about the devastation the COVID-19 shutdown has had on their industries. The get-together was …

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Actors’ Equity Says It’s Heard “Troubling Reports” Of Live Theaters Targeting May 6 Openings by David Robb

Actors’ Equity says it’s heard “troubling reports” that some live theaters are looking to begin production as soon as May 6. Legit theaters across the country shut down last month to…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Actors’ Equity Launches $500,000 Emergency Fund To Aid Members Who Lost Jobs To Coronavirus Shutdown Of Live Theaters by David Robb

Actors’ Equity Association has launched an emergency “Curtain Up Fund” and issued a grant to the Actors Fund to help get members who lost work because of the COVID-19 shutdown of legit…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Broadway’s Stagehands Union Closes Doors To Members And Public Amid Coronavirus Shutdown by David Robb

With Broadway shuttered, the union that represents its stagehands also has closed its doors to its members and to the public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “In light of the fur…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

IATSE Reaches Tentative Deal For New Broadway And Touring Contract by David Robb

IATSE has reached a tentative agreement for a new four-year “Pink Contract” covering behind-the-scenes workers employed on Broadway and in national touring productions. The union reached…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Casting Society Issues Open Call To Performers With Disabilities by David Robb

The Casting Society of America is hosting a first-of-its-kind open casting call for performers with disabilities to showcase their talents in front of professional casting directors in citie…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

‘This Is Us’, ‘Hamilton’ & KPBS San Diego Take SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards by David Robb

This Is Us, the cast recordings from Hamilton and KPBS San Diego will be this year's recipients of the third SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards. The honor goes to "work that exemplifies equal a…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hollywood Urges Congress To Stand Up To Donald Trump And Fund NEA, NEH & CPB by David Robb

Hollywood responded en masse today to President Trump's threat to eliminate federal funding of the arts and humanities. In a letter sent to Congress, the MPAA and numerous other groups ̵…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

NY Teamsters Seek Contract for Broadway Casting Directors by David Robb

Teamsters Local 817, which represents New York’s film and TV drivers and casting directors, is seeking a contract for Broadway’s casting directors. "Did you know that casting dir…

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

The TV Guest Actor Pay Squeeze: Recurring Are The New Regulars | Deadline by Nellie Andreeva and David Robb

In today’s glut of original scripted series — FX just pegged the number at 409 for 2015 — it would seem like a golden age for actors, with more opportunities in television than ever. I…

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