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.

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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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