Tag Archives: Mary McColl

UPDATED: Actors’ Equity President on the 99-Seat Plan

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Actors’ Equity President, Kate Shindle, was recently interviewed by Ken Davenport for The Producer’s Perspective.  The podcast covers a number of pressing issues facing Equity and her first 9 months as Union President (she took office in June, 2015).  At the 37:55 mark, Shindle gives her assessment of the situation in LA associated with Equity’s significant alterations of the Los Angeles 99-seat plan and the ...

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BREAKING: Actors’ Equity Agrees to Meet with Lawsuit Plaintiffs

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Broadway World: Actors’ Equity released a statement today: Actors’ Equity Association announced today that the union and the plaintiffs in the Asner vs. Actors Equity Litigation have agreed to meet. Due to pending litigation Actors’ Equity will not make any further statements about the meeting. See Also: Members of Actors’ Equity File Lawsuit Against Their Union Full Text of LA Actor lawsuit against AEA & ...

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Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at the Lawsuit

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I’m no lawyer, but here’s my quick take on the lawsuit in more or less plain English. Who is being sued? AEA and Mary McColl, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Who is suing? Eighteen parties, all but two, apparently, members of AEA. But not all parties have the same standing; that is, the same basis for a suit: that they have sustained or will sustain harm ...

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BREAKING: Full Text of LA Actor lawsuit against AEA and Mary McColl

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Case 2:15-cv-08169 Document 1 Filed 10/17/15 Page 1 of 37 1    LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN J. KAPLAN       Steven J. Kaplan 2    11377 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 500 3    Los Angeles, CA 90064 4 5        ALSTON & BIRD, LLP 6    Martha S. Doty 7    333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor 8    Los Angeles, CA 90071-3004 9 10    Attorneys for Plaintiffs 11 12                               UNITED STATES ...

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Members of Actors’ Equity file lawsuit against their Union

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (Oct. 17, 2015) — Actors and other members of the Los Angeles theatrical community (Ed Asner, Tom Bower, Gregg Daniel, John Flynn, Maria Gobetti, Gary Grossman, Ed Harris, Salome Jens, Veralyn Jones, Karen Kondazian, Simon Levy, Amy Madigan, Tom Ormeny, Lawrence Pressman, Michael Shepperd, Joseph Stern, French Stewart, and Vanessa Stewart) filed a lawsuit today against Actors’ Equity Association, the union ...

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The Referendum, and its Discontents

Stage Raw: The National Council of Actors Equity Association overruled the overwhelming results of a local referendum.  Defying the clearly-expressed wishes of its local membership, the union insists that its actors must now work for at least minimum wage for rehearsals and performances, or – with a few exceptions — not at all.  What now?  http://bit.ly/1FPl9y6

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LA Equity Referendum Results

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The official tally on the Referendum has been released: The ballots for the 99-Seat Proposal Advisory Referendum have been tabulated. We have already shared the results with the National Council and we will be posting the results on the member portal shortly. As I promised, here are the results of the vote count: Total number of ballots sent: 6,990 Total Number of ballots returned: 3,141 ...

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