Jonathan Handel

entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter

Guest

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

The Writers Guild of America still doesn’t have a deal with the talent agencies. Those agents were fired because of so-called packaging deals.

Drama in Writers Guild and SAG-AFTRA elections

The Writers Guild of America still doesn’t have a deal with the talent agencies. Those agents were fired because of so-called packaging deals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

Will Hollywood writers give up their agents for good?

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

How the Writers Guild protest could change the industry

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

California set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend — nearly 7500 patients. That’s triple the number from a month ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Are you willing to watch 130 minutes of unfounded self-delight for four minutes of terrific song and dance? Then "The Prom" is the film for you.

from Film Reviews

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 19, 2020.

Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopolus has weathered some big storms in the movie business, though nothing compares with COVID.

from The Business

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2020.

Art fairs recently migrated online to remedy the crowded, in-person attractions that proliferated before the pandemic.

Many of the programs established by the first COVID relief package — the CARES Act — expire at the end of the year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand