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  • James Garner of 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files' Dies at 86

    Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86. Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...
  • Read On: Following a dream is no secret

    Read On: Following a dream is no secret
    Anyone who believes there isn't much television and film production going on in Glendale simply isn't paying attention. Certainly, ThiaMedia Studios has started to take hold as a permanent fixture in our little town — first with the grass-roots...
  • Actor James Garner, star of 'The Rockford Files,' dead at 86

    Actor James Garner, star of 'The Rockford Files,' dead at 86
    Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early Sunday. Garner, who...
  • SAG-AFTRA Funds Held in Trust Jump 16% to $153 Million

    SAG-AFTRA's funds held in trust have jumped by 16% to $153 million since last year, according to the union's latest filing with the federal government. Those funds have been at the center of a long-running dispute, dating back to a 2007 suit filed by Ken...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Issue Statement: 'This Was Not a Crime'

    Through their attorneys, "Midnight Rider" filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin issued a public statement in which they call the Feb. 22 train accident that killed Sarah Jones a "horrible tragedy and horrific accident" but say that they did not...
  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
  • SAG-AFTRA Board Approves New Movie-TV Contract, Triggering Ratification Vote

    SAG-AFTRA's national board has approved the tentative deal with production companies for a three-year master contract covering movie and primetime TV work. Saturday's action by the performers union board triggers a ratification vote by the 165,000 SAG-...
  • SAG-AFTRA board approves 3-year contract with film and TV producers

    SAG-AFTRA board approves 3-year contract with film and TV producers
    SAG-AFTRA's national board has overwhelmingly approved a new film and TV contract for actors and other performers. Ninety percent of the board's members voted Saturday night in favor of the tentative agreement, reached July 4, between Hollywood's...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • SAG-AFTRA Leaders Tout 'Significant' Gains in New Contract with Companies

    SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard and national exec director David White (pictured above) have touted "significant gains" in the union's new tentative deal with production companies -- including a compounded 8.7% hike in minimums over three years and...
  • Andy Serkis Vs. Visual Effects Animators: The Wrong Fight For Both Sides

    As audiences discover "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a film where the performance-capture simians steal the show from the live-action humans, there's sure to be another spate of talk about Andy Serkis as a contender for acting awards. Let's get this...
  • Debra Birnbaum Joins Variety as Executive Editor, Television

    Variety is bolstering its television coverage with the appointment of Debra Birnbaum as executive editor, television. Birnbaum, an experienced magazine editor with deep knowledge of the television industry, will oversee all TV features for Variety's...