13 Burst results for "Craig Mason"

"craig mason" Discussed on World Oil Deep Dive

World Oil Deep Dive

02:59 min | 2 months ago

"craig mason" Discussed on World Oil Deep Dive

"Traditional energy resources side. But then also in other areas related to renewables, deep sea minerals and other types of energy sources. Yeah, that's interesting because I saw like last year, you guys want to work, you guys have won some awards this year too, right? That's right, we've got a couple of things we would like to highlight this year. We won two SPE OTC spotlight on technology awards for the 15 K HP riser system, which is we believe in industry first qualified for high pressure and high temperature, as well as sour service that enables drilling from a Jack up as opposed to more costly semi submersible. Then secondly, we've also rolled out a new managed pressure or MPD drilling system that all offers riser gas handling. It has some substantial advantages over what's currently offered in the market. Excellent, excellent. So I'll get a chance to talk to those guys, right? Excellent. Yes, we will. All right, Brian, thanks for stopping by. And yeah, we'll be talking to you soon. Now we're talking with Craig mason, principal engineer for OSI, renewables. Craig, welcome to the show. Thank you. Nice to be here. Yeah. Now, this OSI renewables, that's a new thing, right? I mean, that just got launched a few months ago. Yeah, that's correct. Basically, oil state just looking to expand its business into alternative energies in addition to the existing oil and gas business. Right. And so what exactly is it that you're showing off here at OTC? For me, particularly, I've stopped to get more involved with the offshore wind industry. And specifically, we've developed a new plot forum concept that we've filed patent application for. It's basically targeted to sort the 50 to a 150 meters water depth, 15 megawatt carbines, which probably covers the vast majority of potential acreage that's going to be developed over the next ten to 15 years. Right. Now, because there's more of those going in, these are fixed, right? The sort of like effects platform, but they auto from tension Lake platform floating technology, which is an area has been really it's been a big part of oil stitch business and oil states has manufactured and stalled about 95% of all the oil and gas TLP tendon systems in the world so far. Wow. But this is the amazing thing when you're talking with people, especially about renewable energies, right? Who's better positioned than us and our industry and all states specifically, right? Because you've done so much work in this area to expand out into these when it comes to marine construction and things like that. We know that business, right? I think that's exactly right. Yeah, so I mean, I think we've been able to leverage our experience with the components, the engineering design and the installation procedures to come up with a concept that's very cost effective and offers a host of benefits that possibly a lot of the other solutions just don't offer really. Yeah, and now tell me, I mean, this is the first day of the show. I haven't been here that long..

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"craig mason" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

The Supporting Cast

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"craig mason" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

"Try again. And we will lovingly be honest with the creators that we work with and i think a sister you know has has your back. And we'll help you navigate tough times and it certainly is time where there's a lot of change in the industry and uncertainty and dislocation so having an older sister who can say. I think this is the way we should go. And this is. Why is something we believe is valuable. And i imagine also being it really big movie studios as you were an as the entertainment industry progressed over time more of the studios were seldomly producing smaller stories and smaller movies and more these large tent pole superhero movies and so forth and so probably now with all these new platforms and you working at this new company. You get to sort of focus on more of those smaller stores. That's absolutely right where we are really looking to work with writers. Have something to say that that have something more personal say and we describe it as curated authored voices and so with the marvel movie which i love you know. I'm watching one division right now and eating it up. You know i. I love that kind of show and film but they're not authored as they are constructed from underlying brilliant intellectual property and with incredible craftsmanship and then something like chernobyl came about because craig mason who the hangover from. I mean how my colleague. Jane had enough courage to back crack to write a searing multi series drama. Like that is amazing to me. But when i asked her about it. She says he was so passionate about unpacking the corruption and malfeasance and horror around that episode and he found that there were certain lessons that we could all learn from it now that she said she had to back so that's an example of something that is really off third and personal and probably wouldn't get made certainly not at a studio and probably not without the backing of sister to block and tackle for for the creative now. So that's what you're working on. now. I'd love to get to kind of your innings. You were born in philadelphia. Is that right. I grew up in the suburbs of philadelphia that western suburbs lower marian and i went to a private quaker school for twelve years. So sometimes you'll hear schools that are called Friends schools sidwell friends where chelsea clinton went. And i think the obama girls went there in washington and friends is a signifier for the quakers who were amongst the first settlers on the eastern coast at the beginning of of our country is just a great education. And what were those quaker values..

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"craig mason" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"That we ever say about a team that is owned by Stan Kroenke. Except for perhaps The Rams. I think that had a lot to do with the investment in L. A trying to win a layover. They went west need Spend a bunch of money. And go crazy to get this dream team together because they were new in town, and they're trying to generate interest and all that kind of stuff. Look at the Rams roster now. And how much and they're still successful. And that's one thing that you can give Kronk ease credit for is that they are able to identify good talent in the front office. Joe Sakic. Tim Connelly less need Down. All those guys combined, have no championships as executive Well, all three of them have done A good job building up their roster. But it will take a level of financial commitment that we have not seen. The cross keys give the Denver Nuggets In order for them to truly improve and again. I'm not talking about Going out and signing Gordon Hayward to a Max contract. And going way into the luxury tax threshold. The guy's even role players. Like a Tristan Thompson like Ajay Crowder. Those guys Urns, significant money. And you're going to have to pay significant money in order to get them. And if you also want toe run it back, so to speak. And bring back Jeremy Grant and bring back Paul Millsap. Tory Craig Mason Plumlee will see If you want to keep the roster mostly intact and only add to it. There's no way they could be under the luxury tax through it a threshold. On that subject. Albert says the cross keys aren't sheep. They're broke. A cool half a billion Cost over. Thie stadium. And a worldwide pandemic have squeezed them so badly the maids or serving Rahman Very good. That stadium of theirs. But you look at that and you say Well, why that's not cheap. They go billions of dollars over What was a three billion That they went over constructing that monstrosity in Inglewood. But the scoreboard, though Scoreboard tonight. Bye again. That's an investment that will give them the roo I they're looking for because now they get a host college football playoff games. And they get Teo or I guess they're hosting the bowl games. I should say not college football playoff necessarily. Old games, Super Bowls, concerts, all this kind of stuff. You make that money back. And that's what it's an investment in The R O I and many times the R a. Y On a Team that's in the luxury tax. Is on ly a trophy. I say only because Nine. Going to make a lot necessarily as much money. When you have to spend in the luxury tax to win. If you're spending in the luxury tax it is because you want that trophy. More than you want to turn a profit or make money or whatever it's about winning. Steve Says, Let the Nuggets go over the salary cap. Dad's got the checks. Maybe not. That stadium didn't put put a big dent in it. Yeah, the stadium was a little bit over budget. I would Hey, anything Which is not nearly at my pay. Anything is not nearly as much as Stan Kroenke's pay anything, but I would pay almost anything to be a fly on the wall. When the construction crew tells stand Kronke. It's going to be a billion over. It's going to be two billion over. It's going to be three billion over. Even though he knows in the long run, he's goingto make his money back tenfold. He's still tight, relatively tight with the purse strings. Forever. A zillionaire. I'm sure that he didn't just go. Yeah, that's fine. John Invest, got invest. In your roster. I wanted a lot of baseball. I'm watching a lot of baseball over the last couple of days, and not just because Betting, but because I love when there is a sporting event on at noon. And not the French Open. There have been some really Good games. Braves won in 13 innings today, I watched the entire game. And then, of course, because the universe is cold and unfeeling, the first team to advance The Houston Astros..

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"craig mason" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

07:12 min | 2 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

"There now open nine to nine pm for your shopping pleasure. That's on the rocks. Liquor all the nuggets are getting closer and closer. To. Getting several game number one of these eight, but still getting through some scrimmages and things like that. They're getting guys back to which yesterday was pretty concerned. Right because you know you're you're trying to get. Your try to develop a rhythm. Let's face it after the All star break. This team was very spotty. They were very inconsistent. But now they're trying to get back into that rhythm has all teams are and we're only taking. You know so much what we can. What we can learn from these scrimmages, and how serious is Mike? Malone really taking these at this point. How serious will will the nuggets? Take. The eight game season, too. I mean like I, said Malone. The kind of made it a strategy last year, so they could play Portland. Excuse me San, Antonio, and that I rather than get Portland in the second. Is that something that they're paying attention to right now? They lose to the magic, one ten, one fourteen. Couple of takeaways though obviously Mike, Mike Malone coach Mike Malone Talk to the team or talk to the media afterward and. First things first you got Michael Porter Jr. Back into the lineup. What does that do for your for your roster? Them A, healthy body I'm available to play. On August twenty minutes we try. We wanted to limit his minutes to right around there, so happy about that did not overextend his minutes. Nineteen points seven rebounds. Michael was doing for us. Before ankle injury prior to the All star break so. Great to have him back on the court, and making shots and rebounding and doing the things that we will know he can do. And I think we're kind of reminded what he can do. Offensively, I mean he looked pretty good jumping into that I first game back so I mean that was exciting getting him back in. You saw Jamal Murray playing to he had a game high of twenty three points. You know you these are the things that we wanna see now. You, know they didn't have several guys still several guys out of this game. You didn't have Monte Morris your. Backup Point Guard Gary Harris was out so a lot of guards out I think we'll Barton was out to so But Malone at this stage is just happy to get more guys than just eight. It was great to have more than eight to your point Rod, but. The help in the frustrating thing. Is You know we can still only had one guard? We'll Barton was on a minute. Restriction did not play in the second half. Jamal Murray. Zahn play twenty to twenty five minutes then after that. Obviously, you're asking Tori Craig Mason. Plumlee Troy Daniels. All these other guys to be a point guard, so it's really tough to get a gauge of where you're at, but the fact that we had as many healthy bodies is definitely a step in the right direction. I thought that group that was in there in the fourth quarter, displayed tremendous energy and effort. Did Not think that group came in the game, and the first half played with that they gave up a twenty two to run. I. Believe which is not what we can have from bench unit, but Healthy bodies is key open. Next game can get a few more guys back. Again the all we ask Saturday, Colefax. We're excited to see what this team can do, but I listen Mike. Malone told again a on NBA. Dot Com, for the Denver Nuggets side of things dot com. Said I have a lot of concerns. Obviously, there's no need to overreact right now. We've been playing with mismatch units guys not in their natural positions, but our turnovers are still a big issue where beating ourselves every night. We don't value the ball. You know I, guess. Listened the rockies. Wasn't reality to us until we actually started seeing them play baseball, and then you get into a go all right, it's everybody's settling down number just playing baseball here with the nuggets, I still have these questions. You know you're in the bubble. We Malone was worried about the nuggets before the season started, he said Hey I just WanNa. Make sure we don't have the sense of we earn something. And now I look at it and go. Okay. We're in the bubble. You say you want to win a title. We're going to find out how important it is to a lot of these teams because there's a lot of distractions, even though you're not out partying out in the city. You've got your living on a resort like Stephen Adams said dude where we're living in a resort here. I don't think you know dry food is really gonna be that big of a complaint. It's beautiful here. It's it's amazing so. It's a very comfortable environment. You don't have to travel and I talked about that last week. That is such a huge thing for Denver, not having to travel around and. It's a huge thing for any team. You know you, don't you get done with your game? It's right back to your room and you can chill out. You don't have to get crammed into a bus. Get all the way to the airport. You have to cram into an airplane. His. Go right to your room. I mean think about that. That's take away. One of the biggest hassles. An athlete pro athlete has to go through. and. It's the travel. Getting MPG was important Michael Porter Jr.. That's our poll question today. Who Do you think it's GonNa be who has the brightest future Michael Porter Jr. or Bowl Bowl, and this is what you see with this guy offensively. I. They're calling him a rookie. Still. It's still so crazy to even to even talk about that, but he missed last year. But you're you know again. People have different definitions of rookie. Buddy was solid. I mean he was starting to roll in January, but then he gets the ankle injury Can we talk? Can we play that one I factor? Do you have a minority and you have minority? Okay? Let me get to his first game back after after again. We can go all the way back to January when you messed up that ankle, so he's missed a lot of time. Like you said it's the first time I really played. All, players, there was times during this whole brain that I got to play back home with guys calm. Down but it was the first real game, so it was good. For me Tom off. The ankle injury was good hill at up and I'm feeling great so. I mean that's the that's why they kinda waited a little bit getting set to you know to be able to play with with all the you know, the the confidence to with those ankle injuries. Have to make sure that you can't come back too soon because if you do. You're going to be in trouble even mentally on that side of it I events text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine six. Let's see your Brady. I had heard the nuggets at hired someone to go down to Florida and report on any other guys from the other teams that violated the bubble bubbles. Turned out. He was the one that reported Lou. Williams being at Strip club didn't realize the nuggets hired new. Tag Right man for the job all. Nukes becoming famous on this one man people give him a hard time. People give Dixon are here's near broke. He's trying to get win. Number one for this Lindsey Jersey Bobo. Is Head and shoulders above MP Jane. Dickson throwing shade means I've got it made. I'm in the bubble so Dixon's. How about near broke, thrown out I like it man..

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"craig mason" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

"Not sure what they'll do there. And I think that's I. Think at PJ does and Troy Daniels up to, but of the let's just let's just simplify this of the guys that actually are important to this roster on a daily basis at least this last season, Torrey Craig. Mason Plumlee Paul Millsap, and then you have the question mark with Jeremy Grant. And then there's the other thing, do you? Can you go big? Can you go Jamal Murray and Gary Harris? And do you do you consider Jeremy? Grant Bulbul Nicole Yokich lineup. And then you still you know, but that would keep will barton as a non-starter. He's got a player option in twenty one twenty two so I I mean trust me. All this is done and again it's fun to be talking basketball game, but I I'm really excited to see how these guys are used especially when you get the full lineup because I. Don't know that Bobo is GonNa play thirty two minutes every single game. But you're going to see you're going to see him. Get a shot view. Play like that one game in you know you're. You're definitely going to get a shot. First advantage text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine six. You're watching the clip just like I am. Kevin Durant six A. Six ten six seven six zero. He said Yeah So. He built I mean Bobo is a skinny guy. So i. mean the argument of all. If you're too skinny now, that doesn't really work. Because look at Katie. Does Bobo move kind like Katie. Sure Yeah I mean he Scott, the can handle the ball pretty well for that tall my goodness. But the blocking. It's crazy I mean. Y- The blocking of it is just you see lot of tall guys get blocks, and they swat it out or whatever, but he's like so. He's got a touch for the baskets blocks just enough so and just get a little on it, so he can just clip it out of the sky, and then spent floor and open up twice. You see him open up just. dribbles the ball from coast to coast. Paul's hits the three. I mean that's that's a big. That's a big time luxury to have. So. Again. You go summer camp here. We see what happens when we actually get to regular season, but if in eight games you walk away after eight games of the regular season and say. Yeah Bo Bo's legit. Is that mean. That's the end of Paul MILLSAP. Now all ask Dempsey then. He'll laugh at me because I'm doing the drew lock thing here. But a basketball. Basketball a lot of times man in a rookie year. You know you know. And for football players for quarterbacks specially with five games, maybe not but again I I. Sizable Bowl a plus. From what we actually got to see. What will be next you know now. He's gotTa answer those questions. Listen I I was I, thought he and Michael Porter Jr. both steals out of college because they were both hurt lay. They both got hurt early in their career. And teams passed on him. And I think the guy MPG MPG late in the first, and then they took Bobo the next year late in the second. So as a nice steal sixteen minutes after the hour we're going to catch up with Chris Dempsey about the to TV and then I have my Thursday special first one in nearly five months I'm looking for win number seven six and four. Obviously I'm over five hundred. I'll look continue that on the other side. We'll be right.

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"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

10:05 min | 2 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

"Large scale wall filling paintings and intimate drawings that address history geopolitics diaspora and displacement also on view at last month don't miss the first exhibition to trace the creative process of Betty Sarr see how she combines found objects to explore issues of race gender and spirituality info at last month dot orgy you're back with greater LA on KCRW my speech it take his Oscar nominations around in the issue of diversity is again ready for its close up only men got nominations for Best Director and quite a few categories including best Supporting Actor all the nominees are white but dig a little deeper the people who support the A. list nominees is the folks to schedule meetings and make calls and get coffee they can even indoor abusively set to the allegations are but inspired by the need to movement some Hollywood assistance have started banding together demanding better treatment and better wages John August is a writer in the industry co host the podcast script notes Hey John Hey Steve pleasure beer and Jericho long is a former assistant now show runners assistant over at CBS Erica thanks for being with us as well thank you happy to be here I want to start with you Jericho because you worked as an assistant over its C. A. A. big talent agency you were one of the few women of color in the position yes what what was your day to day like over there well I was a floater so like I'm on was there when I guess distance go out of town or like an assistant leave the prep leave the cover the desk and work for an agent to be honest it's it's a hard job you never know what you come into every day because you just randomly assigned to an agent when needed so you're just basically you're sitting in what I call but we called the dungeon which is like a room off to the side all the floater sedan and they call you out whenever they need to then just like you're rolling calls you're doing whatever they system would do on that desk and what was it like for you what was it what was it like being a floater I was horrible like if it's one of the worst job I've ever had in my entire life yet just because you're dealing with so many different personalities and like you don't you're just you're walking into a fire not knowing what's going on he don't you have no idea what you're walking into all right so you're no longer there did you know did you leave yes I quit I quit abruptly abruptly what happened well I I was actually interviewing for death and I was in negotiations with an agent and I over heard other assistance talking about is slavery was present today how they would own slaves and I immediately restarted H. R. and I told them what happened somebody somebody said that out loud yes yes it was an ongoing conversation between a group of white assistance about how they would own slaves and if it was possible obviously no longer possible right yeah thankfully yes while John you are I don't even know how you top that job you are partially credited with bringing the predicament of Hollywood assistance the light on on your podcast on script notes why did you want to tackle this issue Craig Mason my coach tonight we were talking about the issues that we had serve not paid enough attention to over the past few years so me too is an obvious example about where we were aware of some of the issues that we weren't talking about enough and so we asked on the air what issues are not talking about enough and a listener wrote and said Hey you need to talk more about how the lack of diversity in Hollywood is really directly attributable to how little we are paying assistance so the interest finds a Hollywood moment was really looking at how low assistant pay is hurting the industry overall I I I thought that you know didn't the academy of motion picture arts and sciences in they come across like there was the the hash tag a few years back Oscar so what I thought they were going to try and bring more diversity bring more people of different cultures and backgrounds into the academy to be able to vote on nominations I isn't isn't that what they they were doing to respond the Oscars so white well I think there were some changes that happen in the academy that were probably you know somewhat effective the thing have to keep in mind Steve is that you can't have you know a bunch of in a diverse writers and directors and producers if those people have never been able to start their careers and that's really what an assistant job is like it in Hollywood is that a first step in your career most of the people who are winning those Oscars they started as assistance someplace and they can afford to do that because they generally had support networks that could get them there or because the cost of living when they started we're so much lower I started as an assistant in nineteen ninety five and I could afford to have a one bedroom apartment in west Hollywood on what I was bringing home a's insistent that is absurd luxury today like no and can afford to take those jobs for so little money so what happened Jon what what what happened in the year since if you were if you were making quote unquote decent money right back in the day and now you're not I mean is it is a cost of living change are they paying less it's both of those factors so the cost of living in Los Angeles have gone up astronomically and you know I was that affects everyone living in the city but when you look at assistance they are expected to come in here with a college degree they are expected to have a wardrobe that matches professional environment a car this was to be able to buy their own transportation a second run around to all these trips for the people they're working for they're supposed to be caught up in all the movies on all stringing services so they have these expenses that are fixed and yet their money's not going up and so we see that so often flowers at Jericho there making minimum wage or just above minimum wage and is in very bad basically impossible for them to bring in enough money so they can do the job they want to do so the editing second jobs or they rely on their families for support and the people who have families who can support them or not the divers you know crop of new people that we want to have in this industry I don't wanna confessed to over hearing your conversation but I over heard you Jeric a tell John that you had another job a second job is is has has that been the case for awhile yes I actually have three jobs I've never I've never not had to have at least two additional jobs to be an assistant talk to me a little bit about because we talk about diversity at the at the lowest levels and how sort of you know it what what what's the old saying a a rising tide raises all boats right I mean it's like so so if you've got I mean if if you've got diversity down at the lower levels than maybe the diversity will work its way up do you think that's something that can happen or I mean what's going on right now is as far as Hollywood assistance go I don't I don't think so I don't there's not really initiatives for advancement for people to get even to move out but I have several friends who are of color who can't find a seat job or can't find that next job after being an assistant for over seven eight years they it's it's almost it's next to impossible to try and get to the next role in your career what to see each job click creative executive it's usually the first thing to do before you become like an actual lake Dr development or anything like that you think there's racism it's definitely racism it's racism and classism it's nepotism it's all the isms if everything that's holding you back from making your next leap in your career John you and you and a member of the writers guild of America west the board of directors Liz al per you you guys put a survey together for assistance to participate in it was tags pay up Hollywood and I want to talk about some of the findings one of which was about money that the majority of assistance make less than fifty thousand dollars a year how do these low wages affect the pipeline of assistance and and getting into the industry by being an assistant well it that first job if you can't afford to take that first job you're going to switch to a different in this year and do something else I compare Jeff is experienced my experiences so just talk to her three jobs I had one job it was a as a huge job as assistant but I could actually have the time to write and so if I get all this extra time to write into sort of build a library scripts and sort of do all that work I get ahead of Jericho because you know she's having to do this extra jobs there's also another finding that there is physical abuse what was it more than a hundred to fifteen hundred respondents reported that a boss had thrown something at them yes and so what you're describing Sir sounds like he's in and I think the people who had these jobs right now with a like I went through that when I was an assistant to the I had stuff thrown at me it was never okay that and it's not okay now and I think assisted pay is related though because how much you're paying somebody really is of a factor in how your value in them and if you're not paying them enough that they can make a livable wage you're going to be more likely to throw something out them at the office together John what's the next step for you guys I mean where where do you take this how far do you take this and given this morning's Oscar nods I mean and obviously the work is not done the next steps I think are continue to bring awareness to the issue to make sure that ignorance is never an excuse for sort of why these potok these practices continue we're talking a sort of more direct support for assistance during spring sing these problems right now basically how do you deal with abusive bosses how do you communicate with action happening in a what a strategies for dealing with HR we're also doing some quiet out reach to different organizations and different companies saying like Hey this is how much you're actually paying your sisters and this is why it's a problem and we've gotten some movement from social from agencies in terms of paying people more and that's really what it has to start John August as a writer and co host of the podcast script notes Jericho long as the show runners assistant over at.

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#PayUpHollywood Attempting To Change Pay And Working Conditions For Entertainment Industry Assistants

The Frame

06:44 min | 2 years ago

#PayUpHollywood Attempting To Change Pay And Working Conditions For Entertainment Industry Assistants

"Assistance in the entertainment industry are overworked underpaid and and often have to run personal errands for their bosses even after they leave for the day. That's according to a new survey of more than fifteen hundred assistance. It was released this this week by the grassroots movement called pay up Hollywood. The campaign started as a twitter Hashtag back in October and has been gaining momentum since then Katie kilkenny is an associate editor at the Hollywood reporter where she covers labor and she explains how the Hashtag grew out of an episode of script notes. A podcast asked about screenwriting. A assistant wrote in saying you know I think one of the big issues. That's going to be coming forward in the next few decades in Hollywood is that we're gonna I have to talk about the low pay. That assistance are facing in how that is related to rising cost of living in Los Angeles and from near the hosts which cacus Craig Mason. Who are both really powerful writers in Hollywood? Read that note and ask for more people to talk about their stories of being an assistant in Los Angeles they just got an overwhelming matic. Email and a writer named Alber who is on the board at the Writers Guild of America started Hashtag called Hashtag Champ. Hollywood so a couple of days before Thanksgiving script notes facilitated a pay up Hollywood town hall where assistance had a chance to talk about some of the issues. And here's what one woman who didn't provide. Her name had to say about burnout. We almost have like three jobs at once. Like not only. Are we working our day. The job for forty to sixty hours a week and not making enough and then therefore doing work on the side like babysitting driving etc but we also have the work of our own careers. I and I think that is what leads that burnout. Because we're not only expected to have this day job that puts all these things in place for us to move forward and then on top of that we're expected to have like an hour to write a day or or to fund their own short films and make them on the weekends like that is just like impossible. I think impossible's inaccurate word word for what she's describing. What some of the other issues that came up around the Hashtag and around the town hall so I think a big one is the question of access? Hollywood has been talking talking a lot about its diversity issues wanting to get more folks into the pipeline of diverse backgrounds. But what we're looking at. Here's the situation where you have to to be able to afford to be an assistant in the first place to get that first leg up in the industry and so Paige Hollywood has just released a survey of one thousand thousand five hundred fifty one assistance and they found that seventy percent of the people who were surveyed were white and that fifty two percent were receiving financial -sential aid from family and friends to make ends meet as they were assistance in Hollywood. So I think we're seeing that this industry in order to diversify does have to become more accessible or economically manically accessible to folks who aren't coming in with with that aid so that to me was notable as well as the fact that a lot of assistance were also talking thing about this sort of demeaning conditions that were expected of them. Hollywood has pay your dues culture and I think a lot of folks remember at its in difficult conditions when they or assistance and so sort of expect. There is a lot to go through that as well. But in the survey it showed that one hundred and four respondents had an object thrown at them in the workplace. So I think that we're looking at conditions assistance or not only being pretty badly paid but also they are facing conditions that are pretty rough. We're talking with Katie kilkenny at the Hollywood reporter about pay up. Hollywood there are other things that really jumped out to me. One is that almost ninety three percent of those. The people surveyed said they work more than forty hours a week and fifteen percent said they were working more than sixty hours a week and hero's something that was really troubling. Almost almost a quarter said that they had reported an increase in substance abuse. So it sounds like the job is really taking a terrible terrible toll on the people who are in this line of work completely. I mean I think these numbers sort of show something that assistance have been talking to each other about for a long time and so I think for a lot of this is not a surprise but this survey really shines a light on some of these issues and the fact that things need to change and it sounds like some show runners are actually saying this is unsustainable and maybe even immoral absolutely so I talked to a few folks. We'd been vocal on twitter with their support and basically found out talking to them that they were advocating for higher wages on projects that they're currently developing and these are Adam conifer who Folks might know true. TV's Adam Ruins everything. David H Steinberg. who was a CO show runner? Netflix is no good nick. And the writer producer producer Creator Ayelet Waldman who was an executive producer on Netflix. Unbelievable Waldman in particular told me that she was trying to get her assistance twenty dollars an hour plus benefits and hover was saying that he was trying to just various aspects of the job to make it more. Tenable you said in your story Lori that you had reached out to the major studios and talent agencies for comment and let's just say they weren't flooding the phone lines calling back. have any of them. Had anything anything to say. One Agency is doing something and they didn't provide comment for the story. But you know I heard via sources that for which is the talent agency that represents spoke John August who helped movement as well as Liz Alpert who coined. The HASHTAG has conducted in anonymous pace survey of their assistance. And and I will also be receiving and looking at the results of the pay up Hollywood survey and I imagine that in weeks to come others will speak up more but for now they our remaining mum and even if the hours are horrible. The working conditions aren't great. A lot of people want these jobs right because it's so hard hard to get into the business and this is one possible path for people who want to become creative people in Hollywood definitely. They're extremely competitive jobs and often a line that is used with assistance to speak up about work. Conditions is that you know there were thousands. That will take place but it's gotten to the point where the wages are the same as they were twenty years ago in some cases That's what we're hearing from. These stories while the cost of living in Los Angeles has skyrocketed. And so these assistance missiles argument is that the situation is untenable at the slain. Katie Kilkenny is an associate editor at the Hollywood reporter. Katie thanks so much for coming on the show as much for having me

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"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

09:30 min | 2 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

"Knows thank you map thank you that's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter Hollywood executives terrorizing assistance is such a cliche that YouTube offers super cuts of entourage character ari gold firing them you're finished go your can fired from you're fired and in case your ears are yeah the what days of the year you don't have to say anything you know why did you pick up all your stuff because your mother fired according to assistance were now speaking out that kind of abuse happens and meanwhile they're contending with rising costs low wages and increasingly bleak prospects for advancement if you're on Hollywood Twitter you may have seen assistant horror stories shared in recent weeks with the hash tag pay up Hollywood the creator of that hashtag is Liz Alber her days as an assistant are behind her she is now a TV writer who's worked on shows including Chicago fire and the rookie but she hasn't forgotten water life used to be like and she's hoping future generations won't have to indoor what she did when Albert came to the studio recently she was accompanied by Joe well who still working as an assistant and asked us not to use her last name for fear of retaliation outburst said the creation for hash tag was inspired in part by an episode of the script notes podcast hosted by writers John August and Craig Mason so John August had been asking for different stories from assistance about workplace abuses low pay what assistance were facing in this day and age and this is been a topic I've been passionate about for years as someone who's mixed race who came from not the wealthiest background it was something that I've been noticing in the last ten years where that there is seems to be a pay wall and acted around Hollywood that is keeping out diverse candidates who might come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who can't afford to work these assistant jobs so this was something that one John and Craig decide to do a series of episodes on it I went to Twitter just explaining what my experience had been and you know trying to empower the assistance to share what they've been going through you had a hash tag I had a hash tag because I'm happy very rightly custom such that yes I do have a hashtag I'm a millennial and that way but it's hashtag pap Hollywood and what that did was organize these stories into one cohesive threat and I keep looking at well because she's been someone that I've been talking to for months about the things that assistance have been facing such well you are now in the system I am currently an assistant I know I've been assisting for going on fifteen years now you know why is this pay your dues mentality that this was supposed to be a job that you're only doing for a couple years and that was kind of why you sustain the low wages and the horrible working conditions in some cases but again there are there are some of us that now have been doing it for a long time and my rate has only marginally improved in the past ten years regardless of experience so Lizzy Pellerin assistant before you moved on so I was an assistant for about eight years and I am now a professional television writer I've been working as a television writer for the last five years I was still an assistant longer than I've been a working TV writer and currently I was elected to the WGA board of directors and one of the points that I kept campaigning on is is making sure that we don't let people fall through the cracks and that extends to the people who are in the WGA that's assistance everywhere that's not just the writer's assistants in the script coordinators but the agency assistance in the network assistance and anyone who has worked as support staff because this is a problem that everyone is facing it is industry wide and it's the same situation right yeah no overtime crazy hours I imagine I maybe yeah well you can it I like having to say no I mean who the hell yeah I and I think especially when you're starting out in this business you're not empowered to say no because you just feel like this is what you're supposed to do and hopefully by paying your dues at the end of it will lead to a staff writer job or a better position so that's top if the writers assistance in skip corny eaters did unionize a couple years ago we joined yachts eight seven one and on this stage the actor I a yes yes you know and not that has certainly help that group were no where where we want to be in terms of wages and and benefits by it that only extends to writers assistants and script coordinators there's a whole other slew of assistance show runners assistance PA is who are the most vulnerable that is a production assistant sunset yeah that still are getting taken advantage of well I'm sure you you've experienced this in the past not at your current position but in past ones where when I was a writer's assistant on house it was my first writer's assistant job everyone was very nice all the writers were very nice but there is a binder on my desk that I don't think anyone had realized was there and it was it was a five inch binder that was packed to the brim and I opened it up and it was just filled with resumes for the job that I had just received for the writer's assistant on warning it was a warning yeah it's an end in an unintentional one because these are very nice people but the saying of there is always going to be someone to take your job that was solidified in this binder for me there were there were instances where I was paying for things out of pocket and not telling anyone like I was having to do that like what so we had a lunch fund where writers would put in money and I would use that to buy lunch every day for the summer yeah yeah for the room sometimes some writers would run low and one writer who hadn't paid in awhile was suddenly fired off the show and he was a hundred in the hole and I was so embarrassed to tell anyone that I hadn't collected the money before that he left that I took a hundred dollars out of my own pocket and I put it into the lunch fun to cover it because I felt I had screwed up so stuff like that where if I was in a hard position it wasn't that the show runner wasn't nice I love David shore and I I ended up working for him for three years but it was just the idea that if I make someone's life a little harder maybe they'll go to one of these thousand resumes in right binder and hire them and I've lost my shot at one day becoming the writer I want also just staying with that for a second and what's the right way I mean is it just that these guys should be decent pay the freedom lunch funders putting it on you what is the best we can do in the situation saying you guys should be your conscious of this and not short us on this fun or is there some other way to say by god pay operator you I have to do it like how should do you have ideas about how that should work yeah actually I think what needs to happen is it's a case by case basis but it starts when there's conversation anyone who employs an assistant it should be going to the assistant and getting a very clear picture of what that assistant is going through and that's that's been one of the big aspects of pap Hollywood is that we're trying to educate its consciousness raising exactly but with that binder sitting on the desk with all the names of people who will do the job if they're still not fear I mean so well you can yeah I mean of course there is fear and that's why we've been in this position for as long as we hide it but you know the more that writers and show runners and people that are in power get involved eventually trickle into the studios I think that fear will eventually go away and people will be more able to speak up for example show runners who are now in the know of what assistance are facing they're the ones who are speaking up to business affairs saying this is not acceptable you do not come after my assistant for lunch overages or any sort of overages you do not ask them to pay for anything out of their own pocket if you have an issue you come to me and by standing up and and saying to an assistant you're not alone in this if anyone tries to come after you I am going to be there and I am going to say something on your behalf because they may think that it's okay to go after you because you're the lowest on the totem pole but if every single writer in our writers room is saying you mess with them you're messing with all of us all of a sudden that assistant is empowered to be able to say these are the abuses that I'm facing these are the things that are going on and it's tough because on the other hand there some assistance who are in positions where the show runner or their direct boss is is a person who is yeah yeah I mean I've the Rev yes this is for a while you know some people who who are awful yeah exactly and and that's always there always going to be good people and they're always going to be god awful terrible pia but I think what happens right now is that there are people in power rising up and saying we're not just going to stand for our assistant we are going to look at this as that this is a systematic change that needs to be enacted in order to one make sure that the next generation of Hollywood assistance art burnt out and broke by the time that it's time for them to take up the mantle but also that we're insuring that the future of Hollywood we're not saying you have to come from a specific financial background in order to make it in this industry coming.

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"craig mason" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KPCC

"What's happening in Russia right now Russia's dedication to disinformation was a central conceit of H. B. O.'s Chernobyl and in light of the recent Russian accident we found ourselves thinking about our conversation with Chernobyl creator Craig Mason from earlier this year for me the entire Chernobyl process began with stumbling over a simple fact because I I was just reading an article about it and we all know it exploded and I was like to say if you walk through the offices here and you ask people why did the Titanic sank every single person will say iceberg you won't need everyone no one knows how Trimble blew up essentially they don't blow up but they don't know how and when I was starting just to fill in that small gap of knowledge the fact that I stumbled over was that on the night of the accident they were running a safety test and that is the kind of thing as a writer that's cold you know it's gonna be because the irony is already big ten what I didn't expect was that those kinds of things would keep coming and there are so many of them and I just felt compelled to share them with everybody there are details in the telling of this story that are one thing and then there's the over arching idea about how those details are discussed or not discussed in a quote from something that comes later in the series every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth sooner or later that debt is paid yeah and that seems to be almost the organizing principle of the series yes there is a meltdown yes there was this accident but it's about truth and lies without a doubt because this is not intended to be a disaster film disaster films are exercises and adrenaline and in the end the hero wins and nature is defeated romance survives the sinking of a ship and so on and so forth this is not that nor is this a polemic against nuclear power I happen to be in favor of nuclear power more in favor now of nuclear power now that I know how hard it is to make a nuclear reactor explode but it is about this very human thing not a Soviet thing human thing as humans we struggle with difficult truths and we are so primed neurologically to take in narrative and it's being used against us and listen without getting too deep into the weeds I was writing these scripts in two thousand and sixteen so how does Chernobyl fit into what I think we can probably agree is a post factual world well it is a warning and it's not just a warning on its own but the fact that we also then did this other podcasts to say listen we eat ourselves look I made the show and now I'm gonna tell you some of the things in the show aren't true but let me tell you why let me explain why we had to do it that way and then we tell you what is real essentially let me promote a culture of truth so that you can see the truth does not undermine the experience of drama but I do hope that people look at Chernobyl and say well we have a choice we can either live in the moment before or we are forced to live in the moment after and right now we are in the moment before but do you use it's getting close we're talking with Craig maze and the writer and creator of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl I'm gonna play some audio from the first episode the only things the entire series not in English and it's the Russian equivalent.

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"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

09:09 min | 3 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

"You three yeah the one this is press plane barbecue both gave and it's time now for a regular Tuesday segment we call TV on the radio we're in the midst of a lot of changes in the TV landscape and much of that comes down to labor the writers guild still doesn't have a deal with the talent agencies those agents were fired because of so called packaging deals and then the actors unions sag AFTRA is going through a leadership power grab with elections coming up well joining us to discuss all of this today is Jonathan Handel an entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter and it's good to talk with you Jonathan but they're good to be with you thank you well just a start where do the writers guild and and the agency stand right now on negotiations are are they even talking still no they haven't talked in in that week so about two months actually on that it's still it's a complete stalemate and this is going to be decided in the in the first instance in a court room there are court hearings coming up in the state court lawsuit that the writers guild filed against the the four top agencies there or later will be hearings in the federal court lawsuit the top three agencies filed against the writers guild so it's really it's up to judges and and it's up to the the membership because we are also in the middle of the writers guild or will be in the writers guild elections so I don't think the balance of actually going out yet but the candidates will be announced in our our campaigning and so forth and the state court hearings will take place before all the balloting closures so it you know it may be the case that that the writers guild gets dismissed from its own lawsuit that would be a blow for the existing leadership it may be the case that they prevail that would be a victory but we do see a struggle here at the writers guild between those who want to stay the course and those who want to change right and and it just seems like such a tumultuous time you're you're reporting that Craig Mason the the prominent screenwriter whose was known recently for for a Chernobyl that TV series decided not to run for vice president of the WGA and and you have the W. W. G. present will also be elected so what what is going on what is the tussle at the top there well I eat it at the at the president level which of course is in many ways the most critical there is when there is the incumbent David Goodman who wants to continue the the current course of action and the other challenger Phil of knowledge and AG why is our name is spelled R. who wants to get back in the room with the agencies at the vice presidential level all Craig was on Phyllis's slate he's out now he says because of family medical issues and therefore the device present is going to be someone either either candidate that wins is gonna be someone who supports the you know continuing the continuing the current course and the board is half the board is up for election as well and of course the board and the president kind of jointly interact with the top paid staff member David young are who's been the executive director now for over a decade our and together they set policy and negotiating strategy or we're not negotiating strategies case may be well some are calling for the guild to resume negotiations with the A. T. A. association of talent agents to it to and this this standoff so what is the appetite for that I'm well well there really is no appetite for it honestly the the guild is very firm in its position that to business for key business practices of the agencies have to change one of them called packaging fees were the agency gets paid by the studios rather than taking a commission from its own clients the other affiliate production where the agencies are setting up their own affiliated production companies writers guild says both of those are conflicts of interest the agencies say there's but that's not the case and the writers guild has no evidence of it on so the the agencies have offered to share some of these packaging for years the writers guild says we're not interested in sharing it we want to stand this is All tearing up also for the negotiations coming up next year with the studios are the writers guild and this videos will be and and also SAG AFTRA also the directors guild all of them their contracts are up mid year and there are a lot of strategic concerns and moving parts of relate okay let's shift gears now from writers actors and the SAG AFTRA elections update us on on that situation and we're talking about a two well known actors right with threats of lawsuits it all sounds very kind it kind of rough and tumble it is rough and tumble on Gabrielle Kirk here is is the incumbent president Matthew Modine as the challenger they each are running on Slade's that have existed now for well over a decade and the the roots of this dispute go back even even more than a decade ago back to the stalemate that sag was in this before merger in two thousand eight with that work without a contract for a year under the leadership of the membership first of faction which is my teens faction are they go back to it goes back to merger which is what unite for strength the card here is faction championed merging SAG and AFTRA and ending competition between the unions and tensions have continued to the bubble since you know for the last fifteen twenty years but they really have a rock did in open a scorched earth warfare at this point are both sides consider the other liars all there's a lot of conflict a lot of distrust lot of threats of lawsuits of as you mentioned them membership first actually has a history all of membership first affiliated folks bringing lawsuits that then get tossed out and end up costing the membership money to defend the unite for spring says it's been over a million dollars a membership money in the last decade defending what they call for Willis lawsuits so it's very bitter and again it relates to this in part power in L. way versus the rest of the country for SAG AFTRA aw and it also relates to the income pressures on actors leaders I was gonna say rate does that that that there's a big contacts a big backdrop for all of this which is the the disruptions with new streaming services and all of that there's such pressure on the unions for for in the Hey model arena there is there is this industry the film and television taken as a as a as a whole has not seen this much change since the the the immediate aftermath of World War two when the studio system with motion pictures up collapsed and all and at the end of television all in a sort of three or four year period this is a situation where every three to six months there were some new development we just raise your eyebrows and you're like well really backed Bish and it is very disruptive you know the the declining cost of content you can you know put is great for the consumer even though Netflix raise their prices a bit you still can get all you want for you know twelve thirteen dollars a month but that declining cost of content creates pressure on not just one companies but also on the people and the unions that work to create the content and it's become a situation where some people making hundreds of millions of millions of dollars others are under pressure and it seems from the outside that unions have less leverage than ever or is that a wrong analysis well they may have more leverage this time around surprisingly because against the traditional media companies like Disney because Disney with it's Disney plus streaming service coming online soon and the other major legacy media companies with their services are simply desperate to catch up with Netflix which is you know practically escape the solar system and that way the smartly played by the unions that give would give them leverage against the studios but the the question is whether the unions are going out you know if they're only shoot themselves in the foot with internal conflicts that make it impossible take advantage of that leverage well Jonathan this was not I was gonna say great it's a little depressing but it was great thank you very much for thank you John handle is an entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter coming up Hugh Hefner based as empire on the idea of women as sex objects but the main dining playboy magazine now that's very different values and priorities as a thirty one year old openly gay man should I be executive editor of playboy magazine for me it's like of course like that's the fun of it that's the challenge of it of course I should be there a sex positive playboy.

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"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

09:41 min | 3 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KCRW

"Living in the Philippines watching from a distance as this site the bill is playing this horrific war in mass shootings back in United States and the one guy he things can actually do something is right down the street from also watching office from afar I'm Michael Bavaro that's today on the data from the New York times at two thirty on KCRW there are three words for you three yeah the one this is press plane barbecue both gave and it's time now for a regular Tuesday segment we call TV on the radio we're in the midst of a lot of changes in the TV landscape and much of that comes down to labor the writers guild still doesn't have a deal with the talent agencies those agents were fired because of so called packaging deals and then the actors unions sag AFTRA is going through a leadership power grab with elections coming up well joining us to discuss all of this today is Jonathan Handel an entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter and it's good to talk with you Jonathan but they're good to be with you thank you well just a start where do the writers guild and and the agency stand right now on negotiations are are they even talking still no they haven't talked in in that week so about two months actually on that it's still it's a complete stalemate and this is going to be decided in the in the first instance in a court room there are court hearings coming up in the state court lawsuit that the writers guild filed against the the four top agencies there later will be hearings in the federal court lawsuit the top three agencies filed against the writers guild so it's really it's up to judges and and it's up to the the membership because we are also in the middle of the writers guild or will be in the writers guild elections so I don't think the balance of actually going out yet but the candidates will be announced in our our campaigning and so forth and the state court hearings will take place before all the balloting closures so it you know it may be the case that that the writers guild gets dismissed from its own lawsuit that would be a blow for the existing leadership it may be the case that they prevail that would be a victory but we do see a struggle here at the writers guild between those who want to stay the course and those who want to change right and and it just seems like such a tumultuous time you're you're reporting that Craig Mason the the prominent screenwriter whose was known recently for for Chernobyl that TV series decided not to run for vice president of the WGA and and you have the W. W. G. some also be elected so what what is going what is the tussle at the top there well I eat it at the at the president level which of course is in many ways the most critical there is one there is the incumbent David Goodman who wants to continue the the current course of action and the other challenger Phil of knowledge and AG why is our name is spelled R. who wants to get back in the room with the agencies at the vice presidential level all Craig was on Phyllis's slate he's out now he says because of family medical issues and therefore the device present is going to be someone either either candidate that wins is gonna be someone who supports the you know continuing the continuing the current course and the board is half the board is up for election as well and of course the board and the president kind of jointly interact with the top paid staff member David young are who's been the executive director now for over a decade our and together they sat policy and negotiating strategy or we're not negotiating strategies case may be well some are calling for the guild to resume negotiations with the A. T. A. association of talent agents to it to end this this standoff so what is the appetite for that I'm well well there really is no appetite for it honestly the the guild is very firm in its position that to business for key business practices of the agencies have to change one of them called packaging fees were the agency gets paid by the studios rather than taking a commission from its own clients the other affiliate production where the agencies are setting up their own affiliated production companies writers guild says both of those are conflicts of interest the agencies say there's but that's not the case and the writers guild has no evidence of it on so the the agencies have offered to share some of these packaging for years the writers guild says we're not interested in sharing it we want to stand this is All tearing up also for the negotiations coming up next year with the studios are the writers guild and this videos will be and and also SAG AFTRA also the directors guild all of them their contracts are up mid year and there are a lot of strategic concerns and moving parts of relate okay let's shift gears now from writers actors and the SAG AFTRA elections update us on on that situation and we're talking about a two well known actors right with threats of lawsuits it all sounds very kind it kind of rough and tumble it is rough and tumble on damn real quick here is is the incumbent president Matthew Modine as the challenger they each are running on slates that have existed now for well over a decade and the the roots of this dispute go back even even more than a decade ago back to the stalemate the sag was in this before merger in two thousand eight with that work without a contract for a year under the leadership of the membership first of faction which is my teens faction are they go back to it goes back to merger which is what unite for strength the card here is faction championed merging SAG and AFTRA and ending competition between the unions and tensions have continued to the bubble since you know for the last fifteen twenty years but they really have a rock did in open a scorched earth warfare at this point are both sides consider the other liars all there's a lot of conflict a lot of distrust lot of threats of lawsuits of as you mentioned them membership first actually has a history all of membership first affiliated folks bringing lawsuits that then get tossed out and end up costing the membership money to defend the unite for spring says it's been over a million dollars a membership money in the last decade defending what they call for bulls lawsuits so it's very bitter and again it relates to this in part power in L. way versus the rest of the country for SAG AFTRA aw and it also relates to the income pressures on actor leaders I was gonna say rate does that that that there's a big contacts a big backdrop for all of this which is the the disruptions with new streaming services and all of that there's such pressure on the unions for for in the Hey model arena there is there is this industry the film and television taken as a as a as a whole has not seen this much change since the the the immediate aftermath of World War two when the studio system with motion pictures up collapsed and all and at the I've been the television all in a sort of three or four year period this is a situation where every three to six months there were some new development we just raise your eyebrows and you're like well really backed this and it is very disruptive you know the the declining cost of content you can you know put is great for the consumer even though Netflix raise their prices a bit you still can get all you want for you know twelve thirteen dollars a month but that declining cost of content creates pressure on not just on companies but also on the people and the unions that work to create the content and it's become a situation where some people making hundreds of millions of millions of dollars others are under pressure and it seems from the outside that unions have less leverage than ever or is that a wrong analysis well they may have more leverage this time around surprisingly because against the traditional media companies like Disney because Disney with it's Disney plus streaming service coming online soon and the other major legacy media companies with their services are simply desperate to catch up with Netflix which is you know practically escape the solar system and that way he smartly played by the unions that give would give them leverage against the studios but the the question is whether the unions are going to you know eat their own shoot themselves in the foot with internal conflicts that make it impossible take advantage of that leverage well Jonathan this was not I was gonna say great it's a little depressing but it was great thank you very much for thank you John handle is an entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter coming up Hugh Hefner based his empire on the idea of women as sex objects but the main dining playboy magazine now that's very different values and priorities as a thirty one year old openly gay man should I be executive editor of playboy magazine and for me it's like of course like that's the fun of it that's the challenge of it of course I should be there a sex positive playboy for an inclusive age that's next.

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"craig mason" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

06:12 min | 3 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on KPCC

"Members have fired their agents and now more than three hundred of the town's top writers said they want new guild leadership when the lady is a reporter at the LA times she's been covering the clash between screen writers and agents does more than three hundred writers that signed that letter they are expressing their support for Phyllis Nish as well as other officer candidates that have joined Hursley such as could Mazin who is a writer and Chernobyl and Nick Jones junior military veteran who is also a writer I'm gonna read you something that Craig basin wrote in a post about why he is running to be the next vice president of the WGA west he said I'm also running because our current leadership while excellent at starting this fight and organizing our membership has fallen short of winning that in the weeks to come I will discuss possible ideas on how to win that fight are these candidates proposing a different strategy because it's not as if the writers guild hasn't been at least actively trying to figure out a solution to the current impasse yeah they they are proposing a different take on the current situation right now the writers guild isn't entertaining the age he is offered to engage in revenue sharing WGA feels that there are two key issues on the table packaging which is when the talent agencies pull together talents for different projects and they get they get a fee for that and writers don't have to pay ten percent commission and affiliated productions when talent agencies either their parent companies or the agencies themselves own part or all of ownership in production and so D. WGA feels that it's not worth engaging with a T. on these issues as they don't acknowledge the two and two key issues that are important today BJ and as the dissidents contingent wants to re engage with the aids here a lot of people who have signed on to this distance letter are still working even though like thousands of other writers they have fired their agents people like Craig Mason from Chernobyl and Aaron Sorkin the creator of the west wing has there been an argument that the firing of agents has penalized a certain group of writers are up and coming writers more than established writers like ava duvernay or Craig maze and or Aaron Sorkin yeah and you know and I've heard things from people on both sides of that so I think as you know there is concern from writers that what some people are calling the more vulnerable population of the writers guild which includes for women and people of color disabled and LGBTQ writers some of the writers since population they might not have the established networks that more veteran writers may have so without their each and it may be harder for them to land jobs and I have heard anecdotally and stories of people that are you know trying to make ends meet with other agents and they're trying to like find jobs through other means like social media and through their managers to try to get work and then on the flip side of that you know the people there for the unions and the current strategy or saying that without the Asians being Sir is the the gateway for jobs that it opens the door to a more democratic way as finding jobs through social media and by entering into the unions online as mission system and that it opens the doors from our opportunity of people of color that said you know there are thousands of members of the writers guild I've only talked to a portion of them but I would say any of the people that I've talked to you I have heard a lot of stories of people saying it's it's hard to find work so on top of all of this the writers guild of America has sued the four big talent agencies W. M. E. C. A. U. T. A. N. ICM and there's been some litigation that has come back from some of the agencies are the distance feeling that litigation is not the best way to resolve these differences that the writers guild should be back in negotiations with the ATA and try to figure out if they can come up with the deal that way yes I I think that they they want to see this the dissidents want to see this resolved sooner rather than later and that lawyers I've talked to have said that you know if the lawsuits go forward it could take years to resolve so I think there's a a lot of concern about that that said if the dissident can is scale like to I have talked to you and some of the can it's running on the slate and I think in general they they it's not like if they get elected they're gonna pull out of the lawsuits or anything like that but they some of them have said that they might consider things like settlement or try to finish the negotiations with the E. T. A. and then you know wait to see the outcome lawsuit yeah I see people like David Simon the creator of the wire has been very vocal on Twitter about the need to stay in the fight and and packaging what happens next we have the elections over the next couple of months are there any scheduled negotiations between the writers guild and the association of talent agents scheduled right now not not that I'm aware of stay there it but the writers guild is engaging in individual negotiations with individual talent agencies and we have seen you know at least three members of the A. T. a break ranks and agrees to franchise agreements with the writers guild and the writers guild is pointing to this as as an example of its strategy working yeah I've been I think it must be noted that those agencies are much smaller and the big four and the client they represent are generally people in shows that you might not have heard of Wendy Lee as a staff writer the LA times where she's been right about the writers guild Wendy thanks.

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"craig mason" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"craig mason" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"A situation of balls on the wing jobs in the block, and they swing it the ball joker on the block. Yeah. But the thing is if your will Barton you can't pound the basketball four seconds on the shot clock now. And then handed off means law Murray was caught no-man's-land hair timeout, call by. Detroit. We'll keep it here again with one. Oh, six to go. I don't care how ugly or whatever it is. But the nuggets gotta find a way to win this basketball game hands. It cannot afford to lose the Dow you can get we talked about twenty three points in the second half. Dennis crazy, and I agree Jamal Murray have twenty two in the second quarter in this game. Yeah. I agree Kagyu pointed this pointed at the screen Mason Plumlee, I'd put him in the game. I put a defensive line-up, Tori, Craig Mason coming in. But I don't go with what they got. Monte Moore's has played a lot of crunch time this year too. He might not be a bad option nuggets held the pistons said nine in the first quarter so far with a minute to go eight points for the nuggets. And it's all I mean, you look what Detroit does they're a physical team. They they bang you in the nuggets have stayed on the perimeter. And they've got to find a way they get some easy. All the nuggets break the timeout huddle with the same lineup. And it'll be Detroit basketball in front of the Denver bencher. Here we go they missed a huge possession. The last time a big miss by Detroit Red Reggie Jackson looks at all the way across the Puerto Trump back out on top Ellington for three. Oh, no. It's a one possession game with a minute left. Eighty nine to eighty seven. When he got to get the ball to choper here. Jamal Murray has less than a minute ago guarded by Wayne Ellington, here's a high the Yokich very turned the corner teardrop in the. Basket there. Fifty seconds to go to two possession game ninety one to eighty seven. At the mid court circles, Reggie Jackson gives a high pick from Blake Griffin triples around the head. She's on the high left side inside the arc over the Blake one on one with will. He starts backing down past Roman dumped it hard with a right hand. Yeah. That's where I love to see Tory. Craig the game. That's switch is not gonna work. Blake Griffin Easter lunch. Eleven point three seconds is the difference between game and Shacklock. Jamal Murray hasn't on the high left side guarded out there by Wayne Elliott, Denver could use one more bucket Murray stops he's at the three point line. Throws it over yoga to the mid post hands adopted Jamal baseline jumper. Oh, that's is to his veins, right? There may have sealed it for the ten nuggets. It puts them up by four points with fifteen point four seconds to go to mall Murray has thirty one thirty one on the night Jamal to pretty floaters one in the lane one on the baseline. Get it done. But again, it looked like it was going to go to joker. He wanted to post a him. That's work. Good things happen. I can't believe Andre Drummond is still playing with five thousand the nuggets haven't figured out a way to get him fouled out yet. Now that puts him in the driver's seat here now hands down to two possession game. And they're going to have to how after after their the pistons you're going to have to foul the nuggets here. The rest of.

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