Ric de Azevedo, who performed as a member of the voluminous King Family and served as a TV producer on Private Benjamin, California Dreams, Young Maverick and the Dukes of Hazzard spinoff Enos, has died. He was 75. De Azevedo died March 14 in Fruit Heights, Utah, after an undisclosed illness, his family announced. Survivors […]
NBCUniversal and CAPE Launch Emerging Executives Committee (Exclusive)
The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and NBCUniversal are launching a new Hollywood initiative aimed at the next generation of Asian and Pacific Islander assistant and coordinator-level employees. The CAPE Emerging Executives Committee (CEEC) will serve as a fast track for a select group of assistants and coordinators as part of a year-long program. […]
Salary Cap Eliminated for Esports Pros in Activision Settlement With Justice Dept.
Activision has settled a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice accusing the company of imposing rules that illegally stymied competition for players in two of its esports leagues and suppressed wages. The Justice Department pointed in a complaint filed on April 3 to the so-called competitive balance tax in Activision’s Call of Duty and […]
Disney Parks Chair Says He Won’t Cut Frontline Labor As Part of $5.5B Cost-Saving Measures
As Disney pledges to enact $5.5 billion in cost-saving measures, Disney Parks Chairperson Josh D’Amaro said his department will also be making cuts, but will not eliminate frontline positions as part of it. “What I will not do is cut any labor from the frontline,” D’Amaro said. “I want to make sure that our frontline […]