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Entertainment and digital media attorney Jonathan Handel has been frequently called by domestic and international media to comment on entertainment labor, new media, entertainment, and technology.

Handel, a former associate counsel at the Writers Guild, has been quoted concerning those matters over 750 times in outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, Associated Press, Reuters and Bloomberg News, and including multiple appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNBC (and a second video here), Bloomberg television, Fox Business News, Los Angeles channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13, HDNet News, Canadian national television (CBC and CTV), New Zealand radio and television, BBC Radio, NPR, and other U.S. local and national radio stations.

The wire service stories have been reprinted in several thousand different newspaper print editions and newspaper and TV station websites, including newspapers in Taiwan, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Russia, Canada, England, and various European countries.

Handel also serves as a Contributing Editor for the Hollywood Reporter. In addition, he has written an Op-Ed piece and a book review for the Los Angeles Times, several articles for the Daily Journal (including those available here and here), two Op-Ed pieces for the Los Angeles Business Journal (here and here), and several hundred blog articles for the Huffington Post.

Handel's media appearances, in reverse chronological order, are as follows:

2014

February 20: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG-AFTRA leadership and WGA negotiations) [785]

February 12: KNX (re UCLA study of diversity in entertainment industry)

February 6: Digital Production Buzz (re WGA negotiations)

January 2: Digital Production Buzz (re year ahead for entertainment labor)

2013

November 28: Digital Production Buzz (re DGA deal and upcoming negotiations)

November 20: KFWB (re sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life)

August 27: Bloomberg (re FilmOn aka Aereokiller)

August 1: Digital Production Buzz (re guild election season)

June 20: Digital Production Buzz (re online soap operas and re SAG-AFTRA)

June 14: KPCC (re copyright challenge to Happy Birthday song)

May 23: Digital Production Buzz (re WGA Fashion Police strike and re Aereo union issues)

May 16: DeMatteo Monness (investor conference call re Aereo)

May 9: SJ Mercury News (re music on the web)

May: VideoAge (re residuals)

April 25: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG-AFTRA layoffs, WGA strike against Fashion Police and re Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography)

April 21: KNX (re SAG-AFTRA layoffs) [770]

April 19: SNL Kagan (re Aereo and AutoHop)

April 18: SNL Kagan (re Aereo)

April 11: Christian Science Monitor (re Aereo)

March 21: Digital Production Buzz (re MPTF labor troubles and re state of the VFX industry)

March 8: Washington (DC) Business Journal (re production incentives)

February 21: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG-AFTRA commercial negotiations, and re next 14 months’ labor calendar)

February 7: New York Times (re coverage of NZ Hobbit document release; “Jonathan Handel, [is] an avid chronicler of Hollywood labor news”)

January 3: Heartland Labor Forum radio show (20 minute interview re The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis book)

2012

December 27: Digital Production Buzz (2012 labor roundup / 2013 look ahead)

November 29: Digital Production Buzz (re The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis book) [760]

November 28: The Atlantic (same)

November 27: Australian Broadcasting Company (same)

November 27: NZ Herald (book mentioned)

November 26: Radio NZ Nine to Noon (same; 15 minute interview)

November 26: TheOneRing.net (Tolkien blog) (same)

November 25: Scoop NZ (and here) (book press release)

November 25: Australian Associated Press (same; alternate source)

November 25: Blog (book mentioned)

November 25: Radio NZ Morning Show (book mentioned)

November 24: New Zealand TV3 (national) (re The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis book)

November 8: Digital Production Buzz (re Prop 32; Hurricane Sandy relief; Lucasfilm pregnancy claim)

October 18: Digital Production Buzz (re IATSE organizing)

October 5: BBC News (re ReDigi and first sale doctrine)

September 26: SAG Actors Reporter video podcast (re SAG-AFTRA at 6 mos.)

September 13: Digital Production Buzz (re IATSE ASA, and runaway production)

September 3: CNN.com (re claimed Bruce Willis’s desire to leave his iTunes music to his kids)

August 30: Digital Production Buzz (re foreign royalties for writers, directors and actors)

August 28: LA Times (letter to the editor re presidential election)

August 9: Digital Production Buzz (re production using Looxcie mini cam)

June 21: Digital Production Buzz podcast (live) (re Lindsay Lohan / crew alleged overwork on Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick’)

June 20: KNX (live) (re same)

June 7: Digital Production Buzz (re labor developments, including organizing VFX artists)

April 5: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG-AFTRA merger)

March 30: KFWB, KNX (live) and KPCC (re SAG/AFTRA merger)

March 22: Digital Production Buzz (re judge’s decision to cancel hearing in anti-merger lawsuit)

March 19: KNX (re judge’s decision to cancel hearing in anti-merger lawsuit)

March 16: MediaBistro (re JLH article re SAG Pension & Health Plan)

March 8: Reyhani law firm blog (re Hollywood & Silicon Valley)

March 1: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG/AFTRA merger)

February 24: SAG Actor podcast (re anti-merger lawsuit)

February 23: KFWB (re anti-merger lawsuit)

February 22: KNX (re anti-merger lawsuit)

January 16: KNX (re SAG/AFTRA merger)

2011

December 29: Digital Production Buzz (year-end summary of Hollywood labor, and look-ahead)

November 2: KFWB (re Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction case)

October 14:KNX (SAG-AFTRA merger)

September 28: KFWB (re suit by interns against Fox Searchlight)

September 5: KNX (re guild/union new media)

September 2: KNX (re SAG and AFTRA)

July 12: KFWB (re Netflix licensing fees)

July 11: KFWB (same)

June 20: KFWB, KNX (re SAG-AFTRA merger talks)

May 23: KFWB (re copyright dispute over tattoo art appearing in The Hangover 2)

May 6: CNN.com (re Apple licensing terms)

May 3: KFWB (re Nicollette Sheridan wrongful termination suit)

April 25: LA Business Journal (re Hollywood on Strike! book)

April 22: Back Stage (excerpt from Hollywood on Strike! book)

April 21: KFWB (re Premium VOD)

April 20: KFWB (re Premium VOD)

April 11: Showbiz Sandbox podcast (re Hollywood on Strike! book)

April 6: Back Stage’s Espresso Blog (re Hollywood on Strike! book)

March 30: Bloomberg (re TWC iPad app)

March 29: Back Stage’s Espresso Blog (re Netflix residuals)

March 21: KNX, KCRW (re WGA deal)

March 17: Digital Production Buzz (re THR job and re Hollywood on Strike! book)

March 14: Kansas City Star (re Hollywood on Strike! book)

March: KFWB (twice)

February 28: Entertainment Law Reporter (re Hollywood on Strike! book)

January 28: FlowTV (re New Zealand Hobbit crisis)

January 27: Digital Production Buzz (re SAG-AFTRA merger)

2010
December 30: Digital Production Buzz (year-ahead review of labor issues)

December 13: New Zealand Herald (re Hollywood accounting)

December 10: Script Magazine (Q&A re compensation).

December 2: New Zealand Herald (re The Hobbit and re the role of movies in boosting tourism)

November 26: Actor’s Reporter podcast

November 16: KFWB (re South Park parody)

November 12: Media Bistro (article re LA press club event)

November 11: KFWB (re Biggest Loser strike), Digital Production Buzz (same).

November 8: KFWB, KNX, KPCC and Showbiz Sandbox podcast (all re SAG/AFTRA deal with AMPTP) and KCRW (re Hobbit)

November 1: KFWB (re guest on Bill Maher lighting up a joint on TV)

Late October: Australian Broadcasting Co. (re Hobbit)

October 27: Showbiz Sandbox (re Hobbit)

October 20: New Zealand Radio Live (re Hobbit).

September 28 LA Times The Big Picture (re Hobbit article)

September 15: social.lawyers: Transforming Business Development (JLH profiled in book on how lawyers can use social media)

September 7: Back Stage magazine’s Espresso Blog (re residuals formulas applicable to different online video services)

August 31: Bloomberg (re iTunes and devaluation of content)

August 19: Digital Production Buzz (re Teamsters)

August 18: TechNewsWorld  (re school district webcam decision)

August 5: Digital Production Buzz (re Copyright Office ruling re jailbreaking iPhones)

July 27: Back Stage's Espresso blog (re Teamsters)

July 26: Studio Briefing (re Teamsters), LA Business Journal (re The Film Department), Bloomberg News (re Copyright Office decision on jailbreaking Apple iPhone)

July 25: KNBC (television interview re Teamsters)

July 23: KNX (re possible Teamsters strike)

July 19: KFWB (re potential Teamsters strike), KNX (re same), Studio Briefing (same), Social Lawyers book excerpt (bio piece re JLH).

July 15: Digital Production Buzz (re Chevron's attempt to subpoena outtakes from Joe Berlinger's documentary Crude)

July 13: KFWB (appeals court decision re FCC indecency guidelines)

July 1: Actors Reporter podcast (re residuals chart)

June 29: KFWB (reality television and children’s safety)

June 21: San Fernando Valley Business Journal (NBC-Universal – Comcast merger)

June 15: KFWB (trading box office futures)

May 27: KFWB (re Kendra Wilkinson sex video rights of privacy and publicity)

May 26: LAist (re the viral rather than top-down nature of digital content)

May 20: Digital Production Buzz (re litigiousness, and how producers can protect themselves)

April 29: Back Stage Magazine’s Espresso Blog (re DGA, SAG and AFTRA negotiations)

April 26: KFWB (re proposed futures markets in Hollywood box office receipts).

April 17: BizMediaLaw blog (re Handel’s release of residuals summary chart)

April 15:Three Minute Media (re proposed futures markets in Hollywood box office receipts).

April 1: Digital Production Buzz podcast (re residuals summary chart), Back Stage magazine (same)

March 30: Back Stage magazine’s Espresso blog (re the chart)

March 26: ACTORSandCREW blog/newsletter (re the chart)

March 25: Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business blog (re the chart)

March 18: Actors Reporter podcast (re AFTRA dominance of pilot season)

March 4: Detroit Free Press (picked up by 17 other outlets) (re Hurt Locker lawsuit).

March 3: KFWB (re Hurt Locker lawsuit).

February 25: Back Stage (re possibility of merger of SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity).

February 22: KFWB (re alleged coaching of contestants in Our Little Genius game show).

February 11: Back Stage magazine (re pilots being overwhelmingly shot under AFTRA jurisdiction).

February 9: Back Stage magazine’s Espresso blog (re pilots being overwhelmingly shot under AFTRA jurisdiction).

January 25: American Lawyer (NBC and Conan O’Brien).

January 22: Variety (distribution of Sundance films on YouTube), Hollywood Reporter (SAG look ahead).

January 21: KNX (NBC and Conan O’Brien), KFWB (same), Digital Production Buzz podcast (same).

January 19: ABCNews.com (NBC and Conan O’Brien), American Lawyer blog (same)

January 18: KFWB (NBC and Conan O’Brien), Kansas City Star TV Barn blog (same).

January 14: American Lawyer blog (NBC and Conan O’Brien)

January 13: KNX (NBC and Conan O’Brien)

January 11: KFWB (NBC and Conan O’Brien)

January 10: USC Annenberg School’s Neon Tommy blog (online privacy).

January 7 Showbiz Sandbox podcast (re dispute between Fox TV and Time-Warner cable)

January 1: Inside Counsel (re Novelis and Vernor copyright infringement cases) and Amherst College alumni magazine (profile of SAG president Ken Howard)

2009

December 31: Digital Production Buzz podcast (look ahead at upcoming year).

December 30: KFWB (re dispute between Fox TV and Time-Warner cable)

December 29: KPCC (re dispute between Fox TV and Time-Warner cable)

December 24: Digital Production Buzz podcast (year-in-review).

December 18: Reuters (re the business potential for 3-D movies)

December 6: LA Times (re video game labor issues).

December 1: SAGWatch (re AFM agreement).

November 21: “Labor Law with J. David Sackman” (Cal State Univ. Dominguez Hills distance learning cable TV program).

November 12: CNN.com (re role of Facebook status update as alibi for criminal suspect), Examiner.com (same).

November 2: LA Business Journal (re banks suing celebrities who default on loans).

November 1: Above & Below the Line (monthly newsletter; re SAG).

October 27: The Register (re DMCA).

October 26: LA Business Journal (profile; see also Amazon.com), PFF blog (re LA Times review).

October 25: The Register (re DMCA).

October 24: UCLA Law School website (re LA Times book review).

October 23: LA Times (review of recent book by Google’s senior copyright counsel).

October 6: KFWB (executive changes at Universal),

October 5: KFWB (runaway production), KNX (executive changes at Universal),

October 2: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (LA daily legal newspaper).

September 29: Showbiz Sandbox (podcast).

September 26: KNBC ch. 4.2.

September 25: KFWB.

September 24: AP.

September 19: SAGWatch.

September 13: SAGWatch.

September 7: KCRW (SAG and WGA elections).

Fall: Student Press Law Center (re liability for online comments)

August 21: SNL Kagan (re relations between Redbox and the studios).

August 12: SNL Kagan (re reality television contestants).

August 7: KFWB (dispute between guilds and Television Academy over Emmy award telecast)

July 29: Back Stage magazine.

July 27: KFWB (re formation of new media company to be run by Ben Silverman)

July 24: Hollywood Reporter (article by JLH regarding revising the guild residuals system).

July 22: KFWB.

July 21: Daily Journal (op-ed re the historical origins of copyright infringement on the Internet) (available in slightly different form on the Huffington Post).

July 15: Digital Production Buzz (re depiction releases).

July 7: Handel’s article Is Content Worthless? was discussed in the book Free (2009), pp. 140-42, by Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired.

June 18: KFWB, Century City Lawyer (e- newsletter).

June 15: LA Business Journal (op-ed re the struggle between content and technology).

June 11: Variety (op-ed re the future of the film industry).

June 10: KPCC (podcast and print recap), Metro Networks radio.

June 9: KFWB, BBC World Service, Reuters, The Wrap, Filmnut online video show, Daily Journal (op-ed re the struggle between content and technology), TVWeek (same).

June 8: KFWB.

June 3: Reuters.

June 2: The Wrap, SAGWatch.

June 1: Quasi-Glamorous Life podcast for actors.

May 29: KFWB.

May 26: KFWB.

May 21: KFWB (regarding piracy), Digital Production Buzz podcast.

May 20: KFWB, Century City Lawyer (e- newsletter), SAGwatch.

May 19: Reuters, SAGwatch.

May 14: KFWB.

May 13: KFWB.

May 8: KFWB (live).

May 4: AP Radio (regarding U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction”).

April 27: LA Business Journal (and here); KFWB (re William Morris – Endeavor merger) and Reuters (re same).

April 23: KFWB.

April 21: SNL Financial.

April 20: CNBC, KFWB, AP Radio, Reuters, and TelevisionWeek.

April 19: KNBC Ch. 4, KNBC digital Ch. 4.2, and KNX.

April 18: Kansas City Star’s TVBarn blog.

April 17: KNBC Ch. 4,  KFWB (three times, twice live), KNX (live), Metro Networks radio, Reuters, AP, MarketWatch, and Twitter (and again).

April 14: KFWB.

April 12: Variety.

April 10: KFWB.

April 7: Daily Journal (Op-Ed).

April 6: KFWB and Back Stage magazine’s Blog Stage.

April 2: NY Post.

April 1: Reuters and KFWB.

March 31: KFWB (twice).

March 27: KFWB (re the state of the entertainment industry).

March 26: Digital Production Buzz.

March 25: KFWB.

March 24: Daily Journal (Op-Ed).

March 21: AP radio.

March 18: KFWB radio and Radio Business Report / Television Business Report.

March 17: KFWB radio.

March 15: Radio Business Report / Television Business Report.

March 11: Kansas City Star’s TV Barn blog.

March 10: Reuters.

March 9: KFWB radio.

March 2: San Fernando Valley Business Journal and KCRW’s The Business.

February 26: KFWB radio.

February 24: KFWB radio.

February 23: Marketplace and Reuters, and appeared as a panelist on an in-person panel sponsored by Zocalo.

February 22: KNX radio.

February 21: KNX radio.

February 20: KFWB radio, Agence France Press (AFP) wire service, The Wrap blog, and the Contact Music blog.

February 19: KFWB radio and The Wrap blog.

February 18: Reuters.

February 17: KFWB radio.

February 16: KFWB radio and CNN Radio network.

February 13: KFWB radio.

February 9: KFWB radio.

February 7: KNX radio.

February 5:  KFWB radio (three times), KNX radio, Reuters, and Digital Production Buzz.

February 3:  KFWB radio (four times), Back Stage magazine, and Backstage Magazine’s Blog Stage.

February 2:  CNBC, KNX radio (twice), and Home Media Magazine.

January 30:  Fox News (local affiliates across the country).

January 29:  KFWB radio and Digital Production Buzz.

January 27:  KPCC radio’s AirTalk (podcast, streaming), a KPCC news report, an SNL Kagan report, and MarketWatch.

January 26:  KFWB radio, Reuters, the Associated Press, Los Angeles Business Journal and PRWeek Magazine.

January 24:  BBC Radio 5.

January 23:  KPCC radio’s AirTalk, KNX radio, the International Herald Tribune and Media Life Magazine.

January 22:  the Associated Press and KNX radio.

January 20:  Radio Business Report / Television Business Report.

January 18:  Entertainment Weekly’s blog and TelevisionWeek Magazine.

January 17:  Kansas City Star.

January 16:  Back Stage magazine’s BlogStage and the Kansas City Star’s TVBarn blog.

January 15:  Ninety-Nine Seats podcast (re SAG and other legal issues for actors).

January 14:  KPCC radio’s AirTalk.

January 13:  KNX radio, KNX again, KFWB radio, Reuters, Radio Business Report / Television Business Report, Back Stage magazine’s BlogStage, and the Kansas City Star’s TVBarn blog (and again).

January 12:  local television Channels 11 and 13, KNX radio, and KPCC radio.

January 9:  Reuters.

January 4:  KNX radio.

January 3:  KNX radio.

January 2:  Kansas City Star’s TV blog.

January 1:  Digital Production Buzz’s look forward to 2009 and SAGWatch.

2008

December 31:  KNX radio.

December 28:  London Daily Star.

December 27:  BBC Radio 5.

December 25:  Digital Production Buzz’s recap of 2008.

December 23:  Bloomberg, KNX radio, and KFWB radio.

December 22:  Los Angeles Business Journal.

December 20:  Kansas City Star (also posted on their blog on December 22) and Multichannel News, and BBC Radio 5.

December 19:  Google News.

December 18:  presented an investor conference call on SAG for RBC Capital Markets (the investment bank division of Royal Bank of Canada).  The call was covered in Reuters, the Kansas City Star’s TV blog, and the Vallywood and SAGWatch blogs.

December 17:  New York Times.

December 16:  KNX radio and MarketWatch.

December 15:  KFWB radio, Reuters (carried in, among other places, the Washington Post), the Kansas City Star’s TV blog, and SAGWatch, and was linked to on the Defamer.

December 12:  Bloomberg.

December 11:  NPR’s Morning Edition.

December 10:  KNX radio and KFWB radio, and was mentioned on KPCC.

December 8:  Channel 4 (relating to Jay Leno’s new primetime series), Channel 11 and KFWB.

December 3:  Media Life Magazine.

December 1:  KNX radio.

November 24:  KNX radio, LA Biz Observed blog, and an SNL Kagan report.

November 20:  Reuters, Multichannel News, KFWB radio and KNX radio.

November 19:  Associated Press.

October 25:  KNX radio.

October 23:  Reuters, KNX radio and KFWB radio.

October 21:  Fox Business News (twice).

October 20:  KNX radio.

October 19:  KNX radio and Bloomberg.

October 17:  KNX radio.

October 7:  KFWB radio.

October 2:  Bloomberg and an Entertainment Weekly blog.

September 30:  KFWB radio.

September 25:  KNX radio and Back Stage magazine.

September 24:  Variety.

September 19:  HDNet cable network, KFWB radio and KNX radio.

September 18:  KFWB radio, KNX radio, Bloomberg and Reuters.

September 17:  Handel was named to a list of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, a legal newspaper published in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  The listing cited his work in commenting and blogging on Hollywood’s labor troubles over the past year.

September 15:  Handel published an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Business Journal on the Screen Actors Guild’s stalled talks and toxic politics.

September 11:  Digital Production Buzz, an online radio show (re SAG and AFTRA).

September 10:  Handel conducted a streaming video interview of Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, the National Executive Director of AFTRA.  The interview was reported and summarized on SAGwatch.

September 5:  Handel conducted streaming video interviews of independent SAG candidates.  In the next several days, the interviews were reported and summarized on IMDB and the SAGwatch blog (and here).

September 4:  Back Stage magazine, Google News and Mediabistro’s fishbowlLA blog.

September 2:  San Fernando Business Journal.

August 27:  Handel conducted streaming video interviews of SAG candidates from two slates.  In the next several days, the interviews were reported and summarized on Blog Stage (and here), IMDB (here, here, and here), Deadline Hollywood Daily, SAG Actor bulletin board, SAGwatch blog (and here, here, here, here and here), SAG Watchdog, and ContactMusic, a UK entertainment site.

August 19:  KNX radio.

August 18:  Reuters, KFWB radio, and KNX radio.

August 13:  KNX radio.

August 7:  Back Stage.

July 31:  Digital Production Buzz, an Internet radio network.

July 28:  New York Times, KCRW’s The Business, and KNX radio.

July 27:  Bloomberg

July 25:  KNX radio.

July 24:  KNBC's digital channel 4.4,  Reuters, Blog Stage blog and Mediabistro’s fishbowlLA, a blog about the Hollywood creative community and L.A. media.

July 23:  KNX radio and the Associated Press (both re the slate of candidates that emerged to challenge the hard line faction of the SAG board).

July 21:  KNBC's digital channel 4.4 aired a commentary video that Handel created regarding the stalled SAG negotiations.

July 17:  KNX radio and Bloomberg

July 16:  SNL Kagan Media and Communications Report.

July 15:  BBC 5 Live radio, KFWB radio, and SNL Kagan Media and Communications Report..

July 11:  KNX radio.

July 10:  KFWB radio, KNX radio, AP Radio, SNL Kagan Media and Communications Report, the Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and Media Life Magazine.

July 9:  Los Angeles Times, Marketwatch and InformationWeek, all regarding the ratification of the AFTRA deal.

July 8:  KFWB radio (in the morning and again twice in the evening), and Forbes.com. 

July 9:  KFWB radio.

July 7:  KPCC radio.

July 3:  HDNet, Digital Production Buzz, an Internet radio network (regarding labor issues briefly and regarding copyright fair use), Back Stage Magazine’s Blog Stage blog, and Television / Radio Business Report.

July 2:, Hollywood Reporter (re SAG’s campaign against the AFTRA deal), Adweek, KNX, CNBC’s Media Money blog, Blog Stage, Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider blog, the Vallywood blog and Portfolio magazine’s blog. Handel also presented an investor conference call for Wachovia Capital Markets.

July 1:  Bloomberg television, Reuters, Marketwatch, Blog Stage, Sina (China), and the Kansas City Star’s TV Barn blog.

June 30:  Bloomberg (and a second Bloomberg story), Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly’s blog, Blog Stage, and KNX radio, all regarding the “final offer” from the AMPTP (studio alliance) to SAG.

June 29:  KFWB

June 28:  CTV.

June 27:  NPR’s Morning Edition discussing the state of the SAG negotiations, and multiple ABC affiliate local news programs, including KABC Los Angeles.

June 26: San Francisco radio KCBS (re the actors negotiations) and Slate.com.

June 25: KFWB (re the conflict between SAG and AFTRA).

June 24: quoted in an AP story regarding the SAG talks and the ongoing dispute between SAG and AFTRA.

June 23: KNX (re the SAG negotiations and the possibility of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger becoming involved).

June 20, an Op-Ed by Handel regarding the SAG negotiations appeared in the Daily Journal. 

June 20: Time Magazine’s blog.

June 19, Handel was mentioned in the Chicago Tribune’s TV blog.

June 17: Portfolio.com (re SAG’s contract demands).

June 13: Back Stage magazine’s Blog Stage blog.

June 10: KNX (re the latest developments in the SAG talks).

June 9: KNX (twice) and  KFWB, and the AP (all re SAG’s rally that day and the Guild’s campaign to defeat the AFTRA deal).

June 5: Hollywood Reporter (re SAG’s reported plan to seek to persuade dual cardholders (members of both SAG and AFTRA) to vote against ratifying the deal recently agreed to by AFTRA).

June 4: Blog Stage (same).

June 4: CNBC (re Screen Actors Guild negotiations), and an Op-Ed piece by Handel appeared in the Daily Journal regarding the negotiations.  He was also quoted that day in Back Stage magazine (carried also in Adweek) regarding the negotiations.

May 30: Blog Stage.

May 29: Hollywood Reporter, Blog Stage (re the deal reached the previous day between AFTRA and the studios).

May 28: KNX (several times), KFWB (several times), Associated Press, Reuters stories, New York Times TV Decoder blog, Portfolio.com (the blog of Portfolio Magazine) (all re the AFTRA deal).

May 27: KNX (re the actors negotiations).

May 26: Handel published an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Business Journal in which he analyzed the state of the actors negotiations and criticized both parties for failing to keep their eyes on the competitive threat posed by Silicon Valley.

May 18: BBC World Service (re the actors negotiations).

May 15: Hollywood Reporter (re the studios’ proposal that they be allowed to use clips of actors’ performances without seeking consent from the actors).  Also, an article written by Handel appeared in the Daily Journal (cited the next day in Studio Briefing), discussing how the actors negotiations might play out.

May 11:  an article by Handel was cited on http://nibarcom.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/la-devaluacion-de-los-contenidos/.

May 9: Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. legal blog (regarding Handel’s article on trademark registration for movie titles).

May 6: Associated Press and Portfolio.com (re the collapse of the talks between the AMPTP and SAG). 

May 5: KNX, KFWB and Reuters story (re same).

May 2: AP and KNX (twice) (re the decision by the studios and SAG to continue their negotiations several more days).

April 24: Hollywood Reporter (re whether SAG had taken its DVD and new media demands off the table), AP (re the difficult position SAG finds itself in).

April 23: Reuters (re whether SAG had taken its DVD and new media demands off the table), Variety (re a letter released by the WGA that urged that writers who went fi-core – allowing them to cross picket lines – should be “held at arm’s length” by other writers), AP (re the decision by the AMPTP (studios) and AFTRA to delay negotiations by an additional week, to allow AMPTP-SAG negotiations to continue), May/June issue of Script Magazine (article by Handel on the WGA deal reached with the studios).[203]

April 22: AP and KFWB (re interim deals, known as guaranteed completion contracts, signed by SAG and a number of independent film productions).

April 18: Marketwatch (re the SAG negotiations).

April 15: Hollywood Reporter, KNX, BBC Radio 4, and WNYC radio (all re the SAG negotiations).

April 11: BBC Radio 5 Live (re a petition by SAG members to institute “qualified voting,” in which SAG members would be permitted to vote on strike- and contract-related issues only if the member had worked at least one day in a year).

April 10: Bloomberg wire service and Bloomberg Radio (both re qualified voting).

April 8: Reuters (re an “open letter” released by the studios warning that the Screen Actors Guild should adhere to the framework of the new media deals reached by the writers, directors and AFTRA).

April 4: Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com (re the rift between SAG and AFTRA).

April 2: KFWB (re the SAG talks).

March/April: Spring/Summer 2008 issue of BC Law, the Boston College Law School alumni magazine (quoted in an article about the WGA president, a BC alumnus).

March 30: Bloomberg (re the decision by SAG and AFTRA to negotiate separately with the studios).

March 28: AP (re the upcoming SAG-AFTRA negotiations).

March 13: Back Stage West (same).

March 10: Daily Journal (article by Handel summarizing the new media provisions of the new Writers Guild agreement).

March 4: Wired Magazine's Underwire blog (re the WGA deal).

March 3: online talk show, “Insight on Coaching” (re the WGA strike).

February 27: Associated Press (re the WGA ratification of the new agreement).

February 24: BBC Radio 5 Live’s Oscar show (re the strike and its aftermath).

February 18: Los Angeles Times (re media coverage of the strike).

February 14: The Economist, Entertainment Weekly magazine, and Reuters (all re the new WGA contract).

February 13: Los Angeles Times, CTV, KFWB, AP and Bloomberg News (all re the new WGA contract).

February 12: New York Times (reprinted in the International Herald Tribune), Hollywood Reporter KNBC television (twice), AP and EW.com.

February 11: Fox Business Network (FBN cable network), CNBC, KFWB, KNX, USC TrojanVision, Bloomberg and Marketwatch (all re the writers deal); National Law Journal's LA LegalPad blog (link to a blog article on Handel's blog analyzing the new deal).

February 10: FBN, Fox 11, NPR, KFWB radio, CBC, BBC World and the Chicago Tribune's TV blog (all re the writers deal).

February 9: CBS Evening News, ABC Nightly News, AP Radio, AP wire service (and a second AP story), BBC Radio 4 (at 8:22 in the clip) (all re the impending writers deal).

February 8: Hollywood Reporter, EW.Com, CBC (Canadian national television), KFWB radio, and BBC World Service.

February 6: New York Post story (re the WGA negotiations and their relationship to the DGA deal).

February 5: AP (re relationship between the directors deal and emerging details of the writers deal).

February 4: KNX Radio and Bloomberg.

February 3: NBC Nightly News, CTV and BBC Radio 5 Live Morning Report.

February 2: AP Radio and CTV.

February 1: presented an investor conference call on the strike for RBC Capital Markets (the investment bank division of Royal Bank of Canada) (summary transcript).

January 30: AP (re ongoing informal talks between the studios and writers).

January 29: Hollywood Reporter (reprinted in TV Week) (re status of negotiations and the likely issues under discussion) and Televisionando (Italy).

January 28: Forbes.com.

January 27: CBS Evening News (text summary).

January 25: Bloomberg.

January 24: Deseret Morning News (re the strike and its effect, or lack of effect, on studio acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival).

January 22: Bloomberg and KNX (both re the Directors Guild deal with the studios).

January 21: Entertainment Weekly's blog, the Advocate’s blog, Los Angeles Business Journal.

January 18: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Media Life and a Chicago Tribune blog (all re the Directors Guild deal).

January 17: KNX, Reuters, and Forbes.com (all re the Directors Guild deal).

January 16: Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece (re the ongoing Directors Guild talks and their possible effect on the WGA strike).

January 15: Hollywood Reporter (re interim deals the WGA was making with various production companies and smaller studios).

January 13: Today Show and NBC Nightly News (re impasse between the WGA and studios).

January 11: Bloomberg, KNX.

January 10: New York Post (reprinted in part on a Reuters blog) (re studio layoffs resulting from the strike).

January 6: Bloomberg (re an interim deal the WGA was negotiating with United Artists). [100]

January 4: KNX radio, and BBC Radio 5 Live, and Hollywood Reporter (picked up by Reuters).

January 3: AP and Bloomberg.

2007

December 31: Daily Journal.

December 28: KCRW's To the Point (MP3), Bloomberg (and again several days later in revised form), and KNX.

December 21: Bloomberg, KNX.

December 19: Media Life, KNX, Chicago Tribune.

December 17: Reuters and KNX.

December 14: Variety, AP and MarketWatch.

December 12: BusinessWeek.com, and a Russian language blog.

December 11: Hollywood Reporter.

December 10: KNX.

December 7: Associated Press and Bloomberg.

December 4: Reuters.

December 3: Wired magazine's Underwire blog and Chicago Tribune's blog.

November 30: Forbes.com, AP, Google News (invited post), Bloomberg.

November 29: NPR's Morning Edition, and Chicago Tribune's blog.

November 28: KNX concerning the talks, Hollywood Reporter's entertainment law blog (later cross-posted on Wired magazine's Underwire blog and Broadcasting & Cable magazine's blog), Cinema Without Borders blog.

November 27: Forbes.com.

November 26: CNBC, L.A. Times, Variety, Bloomberg and KFWB.

November 25: BBC Radio's Weekend Business program.

November 19: Bloomberg, weekly Variety.

November 15: Los Angeles Times, Detroit radio station WJR and Detroit radio station WWJ.

November 14: Daily Variety, New York Observer and Media Life.

November 13: KNX (re the concept of "financial core," a status that allows union members to withdraw their membership but retain union benefits).

November 12: CBC (re the current status of the negotiations and strike).

November 9: Philadelphia radio WHYY and LA’s KFWB.

November 8: Daily Variety (re WGA's “script validation program”).

November 7: Forbes.com (re the high stakes in the negotiation), Los Angeles Daily Journal (explaining that new media lawyers will be examining whether to recommend that their clients perform work for non-signatory new media companies during the strike).

November 5: Daily Variety (explaining that a strike would trigger force majeure clauses in contracts between studios and producers, potentially allowing studios to terminate producer deals if the strike persists at least four to six weeks), CTV (re the potential effect of the strike on U.S. production in Canada), KCRW radio show Which Way LA? (re the importance of both DVDs and new media as sources for writers' residuals). 

November 4: AFM Daily edition of Variety, KNX and CBS Radio (re possibility of short delay of strike), audio teleconference (answered questions about the strike from several dozen writers), Associated Press (re negotiations).

November 2: CNBC; five local Los Angeles channels and CBS radio (in an impromptu press conference in front of the WGA headquarters at Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles), CTV (five-minute live interview), Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News (and in a followup story the next day), Advertising Age and Associated Press.

November 1: Los Angeles Times, AP, Advertising Age, PRWeek Magazine, CBC News Today, BBC Radio Five Live, KNX and Philadelphia’s WPHT radio (re the WGA negotiations and impending strike).

October 30: Daily Variety (re the WGA negotiations).

October 22: Daily Variety (same).

October 20: Los Angeles Times (same).

September 18: Daily Variety (excerpted in the Defamer) (same).

Earlier in 2007, Handel appeared a number of times on blogs and in business publications regarding a variety of legal issues related to the Internet, entertainment, and business generally.