•   
  •   
  •   

Entertainment Nick Loeb’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ Actors Call Foul Over No-Show Paychecks

22:26  03 march  2021
22:26  03 march  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Candace Parker consulted Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade ahead of landmark WNBA free agency decision

  Candace Parker consulted Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade ahead of landmark WNBA free agency decision "The biggest thing that I got from them was 'You need to follow your heart,'" Parker said. "And so I think that's what I ultimately did."But before she rocked the WNBA with the biggest free agency move in recent history, she consulted some trusted sources on the men's side.

Nick Loeb said it was a “no-brainer” to premiere Roe v. Wade at CPAC in Orlando on Feb. 26 because the film, which he co-wrote and co-directed with Cathy Allyn, “aligns with the conservative message,” not to mention the first public appearance of Donald Trump since the election. But not everyone is happy.

After The Hollywood Reporter posted an interview with Loeb on Feb. 23, actress Susan LaBrecque reached out on social media to share concerns that she and as many as nine other actors have yet to be paid for their work more than two years after the job. The production filmed in New Orleans in 2018, and many of the actors are known to be local actors from the area who worked for scale.

White House still waiting for GOP response to follow-up from Oval Office Covid-19 relief meeting

  White House still waiting for GOP response to follow-up from Oval Office Covid-19 relief meeting The White House, in the wake of President Joe Biden's lengthy two-hour meeting with 10 Senate Republicans Monday night, sent two detailed memos to the group the next morning addressing specific concerns raised about school funding and direct payments. © SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images US President Joe Biden (C) and Vice President Kamala Harris (L) meet with Republican Senators, lead by Senator Susan Collins (R) (R-ME), alongside Senator Mitt Romney (bottom L) (R-UT) to discuss a coronavirus relief plan at the Oval office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2021.

After receiving “every kind of excuse” from production, they ultimately took the issue to SAG-AFTRA which, per LaBrecque, investigated and sent it to arbitration. She says the judgment came down in their favor and they are now expecting to be paid scale rates with added fees, but that has yet to happen. THR reached out to SAG-AFTRA, but the union rep did not respond as of press time.

“Honestly, we have been patient, quiet and respectful, but not now,” LaBrecque explained last week. “We are people in New Orleans who audition and audition and we may get two days here, one day there. It’s about the principle. We pay our SAG dues and we expect to have the respect of getting paid for what we do. But it’s also the idea that they are going to hold a film premiere and everyone will pat them on the back for making this abortion film with certain values when there’s a bunch of us who haven’t been paid yet.”

Opinion: Biden's foreign policy is a revolutionary change from the Trump era

  Opinion: Biden's foreign policy is a revolutionary change from the Trump era In the first two weeks of the Joe Biden presidency, through the medium of Thursday's powerful speech, sweeping executive orders, a raft of phone calls to leaders on every continent, and an astonishingly, at time exhaustingly regular, series of press conferences, the first outlines of a Biden foreign and defense policy have begun to emerge. It is as total a reversal of the policies of his predecessor as are Biden's economic, Covid-19 and broad domestic agendas. © SAUL LOEB/AFP/AFP via Getty Images US President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2021.

Fellow Roe v. Wade actors Sherri Eakin and Brent Phillip Henry also confirmed they have yet to be compensated. Eakin said it was frustrating to see promotional materials pop up for the film ahead of its CPAC premiere. “The actors involved have been in constant contact with SAG’s legal department as we try to resolve this issue, but the production to date has not paid nor created a payment schedule to cover back payroll and late fees owed,” she said. “Even now as they claim they have reached some sort of ‘deal,’ we have not yet received an official payment schedule detailing when we will receive what is owed, or exactly how much has been calculated in late fees.”

Allyn responded to a request from THR and said that the issue has been resolved from the production side as they’ve released the funds to SAG as of Feb. 10. “They have the money and it’s up to SAG to release it.”

A version of this story first appeared in the March 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

Louisiana abortion law: How John Roberts left the door open to more state limits .
Chief Justice John Roberts provided on Monday the decisive vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana, a ringing victory for the clinics and doctors who spent years fighting a law they claimed would effectively ban the procedure in the state. © Cindy Ord/Getty Images for The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. speaks onstage during A Conversation With Chief Justice Of The United States John G. Roberts, Jr. at Temple Emanu-El on September 24, 2019 in New York City.

usr: 0
This is interesting!