Michael Speier

Executive Editor, Variety

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Executive Editor of Variety, a Hollywood daily trade paper

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Despite the bleak economic outlook, the  Screen Actors' Guild  has decided to ask its members to vote on a strike.

Another Strike in Hollywood?

Despite the bleak economic outlook, the Screen Actors' Guild has decided to ask its members to vote on a strike.

from Which Way, L.A.?

DreamWorks  may be closing a  deal  with one of India's biggest entertainment producers. What could that mean for Hollywood and the worldwide business of entertainment?

DreamWorks Makes Deal with Bollywood’s Reliance

DreamWorks may be closing a deal with one of India's biggest entertainment producers. What could that mean for Hollywood and the worldwide business of entertainment?

from Which Way, L.A.?

Three months after the  Writers’ strike,  the actors’ contract is about to run out.   SAG, the  Screen Actors’ Guild , has broken off talks with the film and TV studios.

Another Hollywood Strike on the Horizon?

Three months after the Writers’ strike, the actors’ contract is about to run out. SAG, the Screen Actors’ Guild , has broken off talks with the film and TV studios.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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