Big 3 Agencies Claim “Resounding Victory” After Judge Dismisses WGA’s Antitrust Claims; Union Looks Ahead – Update

UPDATED with WGA statement, 8:56: Saying the WGA’s claims were “gutted,” Hollywood’s Big 3 talent agencies declared “a resounding victory” in a statement reacting to a federal judge dismissing huge chunks of the union’s antitrust lawsuit against them today. In … Read more…

Big 3 Talent Agencies Say COVID-19 Presents New “Difficulties” In Legal Battle With WGA Over Packaging Fees

Hollywood’s Big 3 talent agencies told a federal judge today that the WGA’s discovery demands for thousands of documents “has been independently challenged by the difficulties associated with remote discovery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” WME, CAA and UTA, which … Read more…

Big 3 Talent Agencies Say COVID-19 Presents New “Difficulties” In Legal Battle With WGA Over Packaging Fees

Hollywood’s Big 3 talent agencies told a federal judge today that the WGA’s discovery demands for thousands of documents “has been independently challenged by the difficulties associated with remote discovery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” WME, CAA and UTA, which … Read more…

Publishing groups call on agencies to allow ads near coronavirus content

Two leading news organizations are calling on ad agencies to stop using technology that automatically bars ads from appearing alongside coronavirus news stories. “News organizations are working tirelessly to provide reliable and trustworthy information to their communities,” said David Chavern, … Read more…

New NCAA ‘Rich Paul’ Rule Disempowers Black Athletes and Rigs Rules In Favor Of Elite Agencies

Black professional athletes have leveraged more control over their careers, staff, political activities, and personal brands this last decade than perhaps ever before. That is why the NCAA’s reformed agent criteria—dubbed the “Rich Paul Rule”—is an especially heinous attempt to disempower … Read more…