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Jonathan Handel

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Of counsel at the law firm of TroyGould, specializing in digital media, entertainment and technology law; blogger at the Huffington Post and DigitalMediaLaw.blogspot.com, and reporter for the Hollywood Reporter; former associate counsel for the Writers' Guild of America and at a small boutique law firm representing movie stars and directors

Jonathan Handel on KCRW

We’re a bit more than a decade out from the 100-day writers strike that brought the industry to a standstill and cost the state of California more than $2 billion dollars.

WGA vs. the talent agencies: what are the issues?

We’re a bit more than a decade out from the 100-day writers strike that brought the industry to a standstill and cost the state of California more than $2 billion dollars.

from The Business

Writers in Hollywood just finished voting on whether they should strike. The vote is expected to be in favor of a strike. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job.

What's at stake if writers walk off the job this year?

Writers in Hollywood just finished voting on whether they should strike. The vote is expected to be in favor of a strike. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Writers Guild of America is negotiating a new 3-year contract with film and TV producers. There are more than 450 series this season, which is twice as many shows than in 2011.

For TV writers, higher employment but stagnant salaries

The Writers Guild of America is negotiating a new 3-year contract with film and TV producers. There are more than 450 series this season, which is twice as many shows than in 2011.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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