KCRW Workers Choose SAG-AFTRA As Their Union   Other

Employees at KCRW, the public radio station in Santa Monica, have voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union. The new bargaining unit will cover more than 90 public media professionals, including DJs, hosts, producers, reporters, production engineers, board operators and others who create content for all areas of KCRW, including music and news radio programming, digital
Emmys: DIY Campaigns On Shoestring Budgets Use Others’ FYC Screeners To Draw Attention   Other

There are lavish Emmy campaigns with elaborate FYC spaces, panels and food for TV Academy voters in addition to custom-made mailers. And then there are shows with little on no Emmy budgets, forcing their producers to get creative. That is the case with Comedy Central’s Corporate and the team from Funny or Die, who had a similar idea this year, using other series’
Making An ‘Escape At Dannemora’: Creators Brett Johnson & Michael Tolkin On Pulling Off Prison Break Series – Crew Call Podcast   Other

Brett Johnson and Oscar-nominated The Player scribe Michael Tolkin began working with each other as producer-writers on Ray Donovan and it was during that Showtime series that they made an immediate go at adapting the true story about two inmates who escaped the maximum security Clinton Correctional facility in the quiet town of Dannemora in upstate New York. The
Netflix Content VP Cindy Holland On ‘One Day At A Time’ Cancellation: “We Just Couldn’t Find The Broad Audience”   Other

Cindy Holland, VP of content for Netflix, took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference alongside Natasha Lyonne for a Russian Doll–centric panel discussion, but also offered her view of the controversial cancellation of One Day at a Time. Holland agreed with moderator Kara Swisher’s assessment that the reboot was a “well-done show,” but said there were headwinds
‘When They See Us’: How Composer Kris Bowers Evoked The Fear, Pain & Innocence In Ava DuVernay’s Series – Crew Call Podcast   Other

Composer Kris Bowers has exploded on the film and TV music scene in the wake of his sublime work on the three-time Oscar-winning Green Book. Not only did Bowers compose the upbeat jazzy road music, was Mahershala Ali’s piano hands during production, but he literally had to transcribe all of Dr. Don Shirley’s pieces by ear. You see, Shirley never wrote any of his
‘The League’ Creators And Cast Reminisce About Meghan Markle Appearing On FX Comedy, Talk Possibility Of Reboot – ATX   Other

On Friday night, The League creators Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer were joined by cast members Paul Scheer (Andre), Nick Kroll (Ruxin), Jason Mantzoukas (Rafi), Stephen Rannazzisi (Kevin) and Katie Aselton (Jenny) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the FX cult comedy and reminisce about the show and hilariously throw each other under the bus — specifically
SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Matthew Modine Defends Bette Midler In Her Twitter Feud With Trump   Other

SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Matthew Modine has come to the defense of Bette Midler, who Donald Trump this week called a “washed up psycho.” “I’m told the leader of the free world squeaked that the Divine Ms. M is a ‘washed up psycho,’” Modine told Deadline. “I wish we all had half the chutzpah, temerity, humanity, love of nature and cheek as Bette
WGA Data Shows Median And Maximum Pay for TV Pilot Scripts   Other

As agent-less writers try to negotiate their own TV pilot deals with the help of their managers and attorneys, the WGA has put out a guide to the compensation they might expect for writing and producing those pilots. The guide is based on a 2018 survey the guild conducted of nearly 1,000 members who provided details about their pilot deals. The WGA and the Association
‘Happy!’ & ‘Deadly Class’ Canceled By Syfy   Other

Syfy has opted not to renew Happy! for a third season and Deadly Class for a second. Both shows are based on graphic novels and both are being shopped. Happy! comes from Syfy sibling UCP, while Deadly Class is from Sony Pictures TV, which co-produced with UCP. Primetime-Panic Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders After a breakout first season for
Stephen Colbert & Trevor Noah Have A Jolly Ol’ Time With Donald Trump’s England Visit   Other

Stephen Colbert and CBS’ The Late Show returned from having Memorial Day week off, and the host was unhappy that President Donald Trump “has fled the country knowing we were back on the air.” But the famous “never Trumper” — as in never miss a chance to poke the POTUS — made a game of it. Proceeding to play “Why in the World Is Donald Trump?” Colbert