Gene Maddaus

senior media writer for Variety

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Staff writer for the LA Weekly; former staff writer for the Torrance Daily Breeze

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Two early Mickey Mouse cartoons can now be reused, remixed, or reimagined. There are already horror movies inspired by Mickey in production.

Content creators salivate at Mickey Mouse cartoons entering public domain

Two early Mickey Mouse cartoons can now be reused, remixed, or reimagined. There are already horror movies inspired by Mickey in production.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

May 1 is the end of the current contract between Hollywood studios and film/TV writers who are represented by WGA. This week, the two sides started negotiating.

Is Hollywood headed for another writers’ strike?

May 1 is the end of the current contract between Hollywood studios and film/TV writers who are represented by WGA. This week, the two sides started negotiating.

from Greater LA

Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension…

Hollywood strike is averted, but it’s unclear if IATSE members will ratify tentative deal with studios

Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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