- 1980s – present: In contract negotiations, IATSE rank-and-file are like boiled frogs…resulting in contracts that are “family killers.”
- 2006–There may still be time for the unions…
- 2007–“Greed alone cannot innovate” Runaway Production hollows out the labor force, film content, and contributes to hollowing out America’s middle class
- 2006 — Are there Positive Aspects of Runaway Production? Nope.
- 1940s Break up of the Feudal System, I mean Studio System, and the paradoxical end of the Golden Age of Hollywood
Andrea L. Siegel, Ph… on 1940s The Conference of Studio… Roberta A. Perry on 1940s The Conference of Studio… Roberta A. Perry on 1940s The Conference of Studio… Jeff Yana on 2000: Mikhail Glattes, Another… Mr WordPress on Hello world!
Monthly Archives: March 2011
[F]iction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible; Shakespeare’s plays, for instance, seem to hang there complete by themselves. But when the … Continue reading
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. –Abraham … Continue reading
The Federation of Motion Picture Crafts (FMPC) Within this world of fantasy are thousands of workers of all kinds who sweat, and who fight the same bitter struggles as other thousands of workers to secure a decent livelihood. –Jeff … Continue reading
The End of Bioff and Browne in Hollywood (1941) Ending the work Jeff Kibre began, in 1941 a Federal Court found Willie Bioff and George Browne guilty of extortion and sentenced them to eight and ten years, respectively, in prison. … Continue reading
The Mob There was something very wrong with this union. –Gene Mailes, IATSE Activist (Nielsen Mailes 1995:31) Roosevelt’s legalization of beer in April 1933, and the repeal of the 18th Amendment, ending prohibition, in December 1933, added … Continue reading
The Hollywood Sewer Creativity emerges from specific contexts and cannot be fully understood apart from its history. S. J. Perelman said that Hollywood is, “a dreary industrial town controlled by hoodlums of enormous wealth, the ethical sense of a pack … Continue reading
There is not a lot of public sympathy for film workers for a number of reasons. Among those are beliefs about the wealth, glamour and privilege of those who work in the industry. The public perception of Hollywood wealth is … Continue reading