0 Have your say A former wave power plant on Edinburgh’s waterfront is set to be transformed into a long-awaited national film and TV studio complex. It is hoped the vast Pelamis warehouse in Leith’s docklands will become a “world-class” production facility suitable for the biggest blockbuster movies and high-quality drama series by the end of next year. A worldwide hunt to find an operator of the complex, located in part of the docks sealed off to the public, is being launched today after the Scottish Government agreed to underwrite the conversion of the building. However it will not be known how the studio will cost to get off the ground or how much subsidy will be needed until the end of the three-month tender process.The deal has emerged two months after a farmer won a long-running legal battle to remain on land earmarked for a £250 million studio development in Midlothian.READ MORE: New film and TV studio space must be created, … [Read more...] about Empty Leith Docks warehouse to become ‘world class’ film and TV studio
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Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. Scores of union workers chanted "Union! Union!" and "Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, we got a raise!" as they waited for the votes to be counted at a hotel in the heart of Orlando's tourism district. "We got a fair deal," Matt Hollis, who leads a coalition of six unions, told the workers after the vote was counted. Union officials said the new contract would have an impact outside of Walt Disney World as other non-unionized businesses in central Florida's low-wage service economy compete for tourism workers in a tight job market. The contract covers more than half of the 70,000 workers at Disney World, the largest single-site employer in the United States. Those workers include … [Read more...] about Disney Workers Approve New Contract Raising Minimum Wage
Mike Schneider, Associated Press Updated 9:19 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract proposal that would increase the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. less FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract ... more Photo: John Raoux, AP Photo: John Raoux, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In … [Read more...] about Disney workers vote on new contract raising minimum wage
By John Koblin Published 3:46 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018 Photo: Presley Ann / Patrick McMullan Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Greg Berlanti (right) appears with Robbie Rogers at a March screening of “Love, Simon.” Greg Berlanti (right) appears with Robbie Rogers at a March screening of “Love, Simon.” Photo: Presley Ann / Patrick McMullan Producer Greg Berlanti extends deal with Warner Bros. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Take that, Netflix. Prolific television producer Greg Berlanti has signed a new deal that will keep him at Warner Bros. for six more years, the studio announced last week. Other producing powerhouses — Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy — have abandoned traditional TV studios in favor of nine-figure deals with Netflix, and Berlanti was seen as another prime target … [Read more...] about Producer Greg Berlanti extends deal with Warner Bros.
ELKHART, Ind. — Two days after withdrawing from a nuclear deal with Iran, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to pursue a new accord with Tehran that is better for the U.S. and "better for them.""I hope to be able to make a deal with them, a good deal, a fair deal — a good deal for them, better for them," Trump said at a campaign rally. "But we cannot allow them to have nuclear weapons. We must be able to go to a site and check that site. We have to be able to go into their military bases to see whether or not they're cheating."The emphasis on the possibility of reaching a new agreement with Iran comes as critics — including former President Barack Obama — have noted that Trump's decision to restore sanctions on Iran could hurt his chances of getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. 8 PHOTOS Trump pulls US from Iran nuclear deal See Gallery Trump pulls US from Iran nuclear deal US President Donald Trump signs a document … [Read more...] about Trump wants to make ‘a fair deal’ with Iran