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Hollywood Plastic Surgeon Says He’s Done 30 Percent More Facelifts During Strikes

For a certain population of Hollywood, the now resolved WGA and ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes have offered a silver lining: Downtime for personal refreshing. “Some of my patients expected a resolution would come within a month or two, so they didn’t really feel financially strapped to be conservative with their spending,” says Beverly Hills- and San […]

Actors Emboldened, Energized After Writers Deal and Ahead of SAG-AFTRA Negotiations

After 148 days of striking, Writers Guild of America members put down their picket signs and picked up their pencils, heading back to work with a tentative agreement in hand. Still marching outside studio gates are SAG-AFTRA members, but they aren’t alone. On Friday morning, several days after the WGA landed its historic deal with […]

AI Is Studying My Book About James Cameron to Learn How to Write. So Far, It’s: Robots 1, Humans 0

In 2009, I wrote a book about James Cameron called The Futurist, in which I detailed the Avatar and Titanic filmmaker’s complicated relationship with technology. Cameron has spent his career on the bleeding edge of science, from the visual effects he helped pioneer to the submersibles he designed and rode to the deepest points in […]

‘Harold & Kumar’ Duo Kal Penn, John Cho Reunite at Strike Rally: “We Have the Munchies for a Fair Deal”

At a rally outside Paramount on Wednesday morning, Harold & Kumar duo Kal Penn and John Cho made a surprise appearance to pump up a massive group of SAG-AFTRA members. “We were just in the back, here to support and they asked, ‘Do you want to come up?'” said Penn, with Cho adding, “It was […]

Toronto: International Producers See Opportunity Amid Strike and Production Slowdown

With no end to the dual strikes on the horizon — speaking at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, SAG-AFTRA national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said he saw no sign the major studios and streamers will willing to return to the negotiating table —the independent film industry is beginning to adjust to the possibility of […]

SAG-AFTRA’s Duncan Crabtree-Ireland Addresses Interim Agreement Confusion

Interim agreements, which are signed by producers to allow SAG-AFTRA members to participate in the production and publicity of projects during the work stoppage that began July 14, have caused much confusion and concern. Some actors have voiced their support for interim agreements, like Adam Driver who was at the Venice Film Festival for the […]

“We’re Not Invisible”: Disabled SAG-AFTRA and WGA Members on Accessibility Challenges — and Solutions — at the Picket Lines

On the New York picket lines, where WGA and SAG-AFTRA members have walked since May and July, respectively, actress, writer and director Anita Hollander is used to getting a specific look. The one-legged screen and stage actress is strong — thanks to a regular practice of Pilates — and in good physical health. But she’s also a grandmother […]

Robert Reich on the Hollywood Strikes, Tech “Leviathans” and a Second Gilded Age

While there are some uniquely Hollywood issues at the core of the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, they’re in many ways a reflection of broader economic issues in the U.S. In a wide-ranging conversation about the strikes and the recent spotlight on C-suite pay in Hollywood, Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor […]

2023 Emmy Telecast Officially Sets 2024 Date

The Emmy migration is official. Both the live telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards and the pretaped Creative Arts ceremonies are leaving their annual September roost for January, in hopes of some resolution to Hollywood’s ongoing labor strife. After several months of dialogue between the Television Academy and 2023 (make that 2024) Emmy broadcaster, Fox, […]

Ari Emanuel: Hollywood Strikes Will Cost Endeavor $25M a Month, Says They “Stand With Our Clients”

The ongoing SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes will have a serious impact on WME, the talent agency owned by Endeavor. On the company’s second quarter earnings call Tuesday, Endeavor CFO Jason Lublin said that the company expects the strikes to cost the company about $25 million per month in revenue. Lublin also said […]

Zachary Levi Jokes About Strict Strike Rules at Fan Event

Shazam! Fury of the Gods star Zachary Levi appeared to question the rules of the ongoing actors strike at a fan event, describing the inability to talk about his film and TV work as “dumb.” But on Friday, he issued a statement saying the comments were taken out of context and that he is a […]

’13 Reasons Why’ Star Tommy Dorfman Reveals Paltry First Season Earnings: “This Is Why We Strike”

Amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, actors have been taking to social media to reveal how little they are making from working on film and TV productions, as well as their paltry streaming residuals. On Monday night, 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman became the latest actor to shed light on how much they made working […]