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first_imgHollywood writers and actors are calling for a code of conduct to govern the growing trend of hidden advertising in TV shows and films and say they will appeal to federal regulators if studios do not respond to their concerns. The unions also say they want their share of the billions of dollars in advertising revenue generated by stories they write and act in. Advertising has been creeping into programming for years. The blurring between ads and entertainment can include simple product placement, such as a Coca-Cola cup prominently displayed on “American Idol.” But increasingly, the products are becoming integrated into the story lines. The character of Gabrielle on “Desperate Housewives,” for instance, was seen last season as an auto show model, touting the benefits of a new model from Buick. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Some reality shows, such as “The Apprentice,” base entire episodes around contestants working with sponsors. The show, featuring Donald Trump, has included tasks involving Burger King, Dairy Queen and the DVD release of the latest “Star Wars” film. Representatives from the Writers Guild of America were scheduled to release a study on the practice Monday, decrying the practice. “We are being told to write the lines that sell this merchandise and to deftly disguise the sale as a story,” the study states. The WGA is calling for a code of conduct that would mandate full disclosure of all product integration deals at the beginning of a program so viewers would know they will be “subject to hidden or stealth advertising,” according to a news release to be issued Monday. The code would also require the issue to be discussed in bargaining with the studios to give actors, writers and directors a voice in how products are woven into the plot. “Just as there is an established right to truth-in-advertising, there should be a similar right to truth-in-programming where advertising is concerned,” SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement. The effort is part of a larger push by the WGA to unionize writers, producers and editors who work on reality TV shows. The guild has said that many of the “unscripted” shows are actually carefully crafted by editors who often write specific dialogue or piece together bits of video to tell a story. A representative of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents film and TV studios, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Sunday. Nick Counter, the AMPTP’s president, has called the WGA’s aggressive stance on the issue “an unfortunate tactic,” in the past. Counter has pointed to the WGA’s last contract with the studios, which called for discussions on reality shows on a case by case basis. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgChris Borland was a hard-hitting linebacker during his four years at the University of Wisconsin, and his one season with the 49ers. He is no longer a linebacker. But he still packs a wallop.Borland, who retired from football after his rookie season in the NFL, fearing for his cognitive well-being, testified Tuesday before a U.S. House subcommittee, according to the website Deadspin. It is Borland’s contention that football organizations “manipulate the science of brain injuries” (Deadspin’s …last_img

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first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “I think today was probably the best I have played overall. Each match I feel like I played better,” said Murray, who lost in last year’s final. “I have hit the ball cleaner and started to hit the right shots at the right moments. (I have) come a long way the last ten days or so.”Murray had never before played the unseeded Russian. The 53rd-ranked Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, compared to only 14 for Murray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMurray will next play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, who recovered to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.“Kei is dangerous off both wings,” Murray said. “Moves well.” Earlier, third-seeded Simona Halep and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced and will face each other in the quarterfinals.In four previous matches on clay, Halep had never been able to beat Carla Suarez Navarro. But the Romanian took care of that problem on Monday, routing Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier.“I was expecting a very tough game,” said Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up. “I managed to push her back.”Svitolina rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The 290th-ranked Martic was leading 5-2 and 30-0 on Svitolina’s serve in the deciding set. The Ukrainian managed to hold serve, however, which allowed Martic to serve for the match at 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, broke and soon won on her second match point, when Martic hit a backhand into the net.“It was amazing tennis from Petra today and she was really striking the ball well,” Svitolina said. “I was really happy to come back in the second set. Thanks to the crowd for cheering me on. They gave me the energy to fight.”Former champion Stan Wawrinka was to play later Monday. The third-seeded Swiss, the French Open champion in 2015, will face 15th-seeded Gael Monfils.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BaliPure, Pocari try to set championship showdown Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his fourth round match against Russia Karen Khachanov in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Monday, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS  — Getting better and better, Andy Murray worked his way into the quarterfinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year by beating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.The top-ranked Murray became the 15th man to reach 650 tour-level match wins.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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