Monday, November 07, 2016

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

Accord Reached in Battle Over ‘The Great Comet’

The New York Times: An uneasy peace has broken out on West 45th Street.

The unusually ugly who-gets-how-much-credit-for-a-big-Broadway-musical battle was officially resolved on Wednesday, when the commercial producers of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” agreed to revise the show’s Playbill to give more specific credit to Ars Nova, the nonprofit theater that commissioned the show.

SAG-AFTRA Draws Hundreds to Warner Bros. Strike Picket

Variety: SAG-AFTRA drew several hundred supporters to picket Warner Bros. in Burbank, California, for Thursday, the second demonstration since the performers union went on strike against video game companies on Oct. 21.

The union drew more than 100 supporters on Oct. 24 at Electronic Arts in Playa del Rey, California, to back the strike. SAG-AFTRA launched the strike by voice actors against EA, Warner Bros., and nine other video game makers after negotiations cratered over the key issues of secondary compensation (residuals) and transparency for voice actors — meaning that the union wants companies to stop being able to hire without identifying the game.

Mila Kunis Pens Essay Blasting Gender Bias

The Mary Sue: Mila Kunis is done with the objectifying, sexist bull-hickey in Hollywood. Kunis posted an essay on Medium titled, “You’ll Never Work In This Town Again…” The title references a threat she received after refusing to pose semi-naked on the cover of a magazine for film promotion. The actress says this was the first time she had said “no” in her career and, as we know, she did “work in this town again, and again, and again.”

Here's What Happened When an Actor Tried to Publicize a Racist Casting Call Hollywood is in the business of representation. Actors pretend to be others, directors control artistic images, PR departments manage their clients’ images, and agents—if Entourage’s totally convincing portrayals are to be believed—claw each others’ eyes out to represent actors. But Hollywood also fairly regularly fails to represent the lives and the interests of anyone who is not a straight cis white man, most visibly, in casting notices and choices.


Racing Junkie: What is the IATSE? It stands for...International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. They include, but are not limited to...(as the above photo shows) Cameramen, Audio, and Visual people for the, TV and Film industry.

And they have alleged, to the National Labor Relations Board, that the NHRA is trying to block Union representation, of the NHRA TV production Employees. They have also, asked the NLRB to, oversee a secret ballot, of the NHRA Crew Members, to elect, Union Representatives to negotiate with the NHRA.

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