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Soul-Searching in TV Land Over the Challenges of a New Golden Age

(NY Times, Aug. 30)

With the number of shows approaching 400 this year, John Landgraf of FX Networks says the cluttered TV landscape challenges viewers and the industry.

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Nielsen to Track Viewership Across Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

(EtCentric, Aug. 28)

The idea is that, by having access to that data, large media companies such as Comcast NBCUniversal can hammer out better content licensing deals, especially with Netflix.

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Animators Ratify 3-Year Deal with Producers

(Variety, Aug. 27)

The guild, which operates as Local 839 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, negotiated with animation studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and reached a tentative deal on July 1.

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IATSE Local Unions Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

(IATSE, Aug. 25)

“The new contract represents significant gains and continued security for the welfare and livelihood of the members it covers,” said IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb.

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Helicopter Crashes During Filming of Reality TV Show in Texas

(LA Times, Aug. 23)

Two men were injured in a helicopter crash Saturday during the filming of the Destination America show “A Haunting” in Grimes County, Texas, authorities said.

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ARIZONA: Rest, Lunch Breaks Not Guaranteed in Arizona

(AZ Central, Aug. 22)

In Arizona, employers are not required to provide employees with a lunch break, regardless of the employees' status as exempt or non-exempt.

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Film Lenders, Guilds Get Concessions in New Relativity Media Auction Plan

(Variety, Aug. 21)

The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York said that the terms for sale of the company must be modified to assure payment of residuals to guild members.

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Howard Narrowly Defeats Richardson for President of SAG-AFTRA

(LA Times, Aug. 20)

In a victory for Richardson's camp, however, her running mate, stuntwoman Jane Austin, defeated Howard's running mate Jenny O'Hara by a vote of 53% to 47% to become secretary treasurer of the union.

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NEVADA: In Union-Heavy Nevada, Clinton and Sanders Court Divided Labor

(Washington Post, Aug. 18)

The lack of an AFL-CIO endorsement has sparked more intense battles for nods from its 56 member organizations.

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‘CHiPs’ Movie, ‘Conjuring 2’ Among 11 Films Picked For California Tax Incentives

(Deadline, Aug. 18)

Seven studio pics and three indies will be getting a piece of the expanded $330 million-a-year program that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year.

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