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Comcast Offers Its Alternative to Cable TV, Using the Web

(NY Times, July 12)

The $15-a-month service, which will provide access to live and on-demand programming, reflects a mainstream cable company’s effort to stay relevant as streaming grows in popularity.


Paramount, AMC Theatres Strike Unprecedented Pact to Shorten Release Windows

(THR, July 8)

For now, the experiment only applies to two smaller films.


ARIZONA: Proposal Could Extend Overtime Pay to 100,000 Arizonans

(AZ Central, July 8)

President Obama wants to raise the overtime threshold for salaried workers to just over $50,000 a year, up from the current benchmark of $23,660.


CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles Dominates in TV Pilot Production With 45% Share

(Variety, July 7)

FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 202 broadcast, cable and digital pilots — 111 dramas and 91 comedies — were produced during the 2014-15 development cycle.


GoPro Hires Former Hulu Original Series Chief for Content Push (Exclusive)

(Variety, July 7)

Charlotte Koh is tasked with striking partnerships with Hollywood creatives as well as studios and networks to develop and co-produce new content with the help of GoPro’s signature small cameras.


Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October

(TechCrunch, July 7)

The rollout of original productions such as Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous Six” begins later this fall.


Animation Guild Secures New Contract

(LA Times, July 3)

Some 3,100 members of the Animation Guild will receive a 3% annual increase in wage minimums under a new three-year contract negotiated by the union.


Interns' Big Victory Against Fox Vacated by Appeals Court

(THR, July 2)

2nd Circuit says the true test of whether internships must be paid comes down to whether the intern or the employer is the primary beneficiary of the relationship.


SAG-AFTRA Seeking Protection for News Crews After San Francisco Attacks

(Variety, July 2)

SAG-AFTRA is seeking additional security measures for the protection of reporting teams in the aftermath of attacks on TV news teams covering a shooting death in San Francisco.


Salon Staff to Unionize With Writers Guild

(Variety, July 2)

The editorial staff at digital media outlet Salon has announced plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America East.


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