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DGA: Studios Paying Two Weeks’ Salary to Members Losing Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdown

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Leaders of the Administrators Guild of America have introduced that main studios pays two weeks’ wage to below-the-line DGA members dropping jobs as a result of coronavirus shutdown.

DGA President Thomas Schlamme and nationwide govt director Russ Hollander made the announcement Wednesday night time of their newest message to their members.

“Our contracts employees and subject representatives have been working nonstop, connecting with a whole lot of members about their particular person work conditions, and advocating on their behalf,” they mentioned. “They’ve been in fixed contact with Studios, Networks and different employers, our sister guilds and unions, brokers and leisure attorneys. As a part of that work, the main studios have dedicated to 2 weeks of pay to hold our below-the-line members impacted by manufacturing shutdowns, and we’re in talks with different employers demanding they do the identical or higher. We’re additionally working arduous to safe reduction for administrators. For these of you who work in information, we’re pushing the Networks and Native Stations to offer a secure office.”

Schlamme and Hollander additionally mentioned, “With movie, tv and industrial manufacturing suspended in the meanwhile, and our members in information working arduous to maintain the world knowledgeable – we’ve got been in touch with so lots of you who’ve shared what’s in your minds. Whereas the scenario continues to stay fluid, we all know you’re in search of certainty in a sea of unknowns. Your Guild is right here so that you can be that beacon as we proceed to struggle on the entrance strains.”

The duo additionally mentioned the DGA Residuals division has labored across the clock and on weekends prematurely of the “Keep at Residence” order to fast-track hundreds of residuals checks price tens of tens of millions of {dollars}, including, “As extra checks are delivered, the crew is constant its unimaginable work to show them round as shortly as attainable.”

“We’re additionally conscious that numerous you might have raised considerations about your DGA dues,” Schlamme and Hollander mentioned.  “Quarterly dues stories will proceed as scheduled in April and members might be required to report their earnings. For members who can’t afford to pay their dues, we’ve got made the choice to chorus from suspending members for non-payment of dues by means of July 1st, at which era we’ll assess the scenario. However in case you have the nice fortune to have the ability to pay your dues presently, please do. That cash goes to assist function our Guild so we will proceed to guard you all through this pandemic. However once more, if you end up experiencing hardship and can’t pay presently, there may be leniency.”

Schlamme and Hollander mentioned the DGA Well being Plans are within the means of getting ready a e-newsletter that lays out specifics of maintainily protection and added: “However we need to guarantee these of you whose present protection expires on March 31st that when you’ve met your minimal earnings threshold ($35,000 in lined earnings) from January 2019 to December 2019 you’re lined by means of March 31, 2021. To reiterate, even when you had no earnings within the first quarter of 2020, you’re nonetheless protected for the following yr.”

 

 

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‘The Bachelor’s Michelle Money Asks For Prayers For Daughter, 15, Who’s In ICU With Brain Injury

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Bachelor Nation alum, Michelle Cash, has shared devastating information together with her followers — her 15-year-old daughter is preventing for her life within the ICU after a horrific skateboarding accident.

Michelle Cash, who has been on The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise, is begging followers to maintain her daughter, Brielle Cash, of their ideas and prayers after a skateboarding fall left her hospitalized and on life help. Michelle shared the devastating information on Instagram, together with a photograph of 15-year-old Brielle, who was hooked as much as varied machines in her hospital mattress. “She suffered a severe mind trauma and a fractured cranium,” Michelle defined. “She is in a medically induced coma to alleviate strain in her mind.”

In her prolonged message, Michelle additionally despatched out a plea to folks in all places concerning the significance of creating positive their youngsters are at all times sporting helmets whereas partaking in actions like skateboarding. “That is the worst expertise of my life,” she admitted. “ALWAYS MAKE THEM WEAR THE HELMET. ALWAYS. EVEN WHEN THEY PUSH BACK.” Thanks to the neighbors who occurred to be on a stroll and located her and referred to as 911. I might not have discovered her in time.”

Michelle shares Brielle together with her ex-husband, Ryan Cash. Brielle was six-years-old when Michelle first appeared on season 11 of The Bachelor in 2011. She was eradicated by Brad Womack in week seven, and went on to compete on the second season of Bachelor Pad, the place she was eradicated within the seventh episode.

Michelle was additionally on season certainly one of Bachelor in Paradise in 2014. She met Cody Sattler on the present, and after filming, they pursued a relationship off-camera. They break up after only a few months, however wound up getting again collectively, and even appeared on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 earlier than ending issues for good. Michelle has been courting professional golfer, Mike Weir, since 2016.

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Lux Vide Launches Italy’s Hit Medical Drama ‘Doc’ at Virtual MipTV (EXCLUSIVE)

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Italy’s Lux Vide, the manufacturing firm behind “Medici” and monetary thriller “Devils,” is in talks for a U.S. adaptation of their native medical drama “Doc” after its latest bow to report rankings on pubcaster Rai. The present can be set to be showcased by The Wit’s Virginia Mouselier throughout MipTV On-line Plus.

Praised by Italian media as a mixture of “Physician Home” and “The Good Physician,” albeit with a particular aptitude, Lux’s “Doc” activates a distinguished doctor who following a head damage suffers a everlasting partial reminiscence loss however nonetheless finds a brand new method to follow his occupation.

The medical procedural, starring Luca Argentero (“Eat Pray Love”) and directed by Jan Michelini (“Devils”), bowed March 26 on Rai-1 drawing greater than 7 million primetime viewers and a 26% viewers share, marking the very best debut of a brand new present in Italy this 12 months. Although the nation being on coronavirus lockdown definitely helped obtain this outcome, different Rai-1 exhibits haven’t been seeing a lot of a rankings bump.

Argentero performs Dr. Fanti, who after being shot within the head by the daddy of one in all his sufferers, loses all reminiscence of the final 12 years of his life. Stripped of years of reminiscences, his solely possibility to not go mad is settle for beginning once more as a health care provider on the backside of the totem pole however enriched in his occupation by a newfound empathetic connection together with his sufferers.

In addition to posing a medical problem, every episode of “Doc” depicts a special scientific case that additionally delves into the affected person’s personal lives.

“We’re assured that we have now a sizzling format for the worldwide market on our arms,” Lux Vide’s head of enterprise growth Marco Rosi instructed Selection, noting that medical dramas are a style that once you get it proper” have big world potential.

Rosi added that procedural medical dramas are more and more in demand from linear broadcasters for whom “appointment TV” is changing into “extra essential” simply when it appeared streamers have been set to wipe out linear TV, which isn’t turning out to be the case.

“Like by no means earlier than worldwide broadcasters want procedural product that can maintain audiences coming again week after week,” Rosi mentioned.

“Doc,” which can be showcased by The Wit throughout digital MipTV on Wednesday, is co-produced by Lux Vide and Rai Fiction, and being bought primarily as a format by Lux in most territories.

Excessive-end Lux Vide exhibits within the pipeline embrace Frank Spotnitz’s “Leonardo,” toplining Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci, co-produced with Rai Fiction and Sony Photos Tv. Capturing in Northern Italy of this present was halted a couple of weeks in the past as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

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Denise Richards & Brandi Glanville: Which ‘RHOBH’ Cast Members Aren’t Speaking Over The Pairs’ Feud

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Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville’s feud has taken a toll on the ‘RHOBH’ forged, and now we have the EXCLUSIVE scoop on who’s and isn’t chatting with each girls forward of the season 10 premiere.

As The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills forged members stay quarantined individually, they’ve all largely been doing a very good job at protecting in contact and checking in with one another, a supply has revealed to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. Nonetheless, Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville haven’t been getting a lot love from the opposite girls. “Solely Kyle [Richards] is speaking to Brandi, that that’s due to Kim [Richards],” our supply defined. “Not one of the different girls have spoken to Brandi. Garcelle [Beauvais] is the one major forged member to have talked to Denise not too long ago, however that’s it. No person else has checked in on her.”

Drama between Denise and Brandi is likely one of the major storylines on the upcoming season of RHOBH, which premieres on April 15. Their feud stems from Brandi’s claims that she and Denise connected in 2019, regardless of Denise being married to Aaron Phypers. Brandi additionally claimed that Denise and Aaron have an open marriage. Denise has publicly denied each allegations. Season 10 of RHOBH will focus intensely on these accusations, in addition to how the opposite girls react to them.

As HollywoodLife beforehand reported EXCLUSIVELY, the drama was intensified when Brandi shared her and Denise’s non-public texts with the opposite girls….who didn’t like what they noticed. “The texts have been in regards to the different girls and it did upset numerous them and precipitated numerous combating and rigidity,” our supply defined. “However Denise does finally come clean with the truth that she mentioned the issues she mentioned.”

Rumors about what went down between Denise and Brandi have been swirling for months, and we’ll lastly get to see the way it all actually performed out between them when RHOBH returns to Bravo on April 15. Sadly, this is likely to be the tip of the highway for Denise on RHOBH. “The jury appears to be out on whether or not or not she’ll proceed [after this season],” an insider advised us EXCLUSIVELY. “However Aaron will assist Denise so long as she has enjoyable doing it.”

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