Family Lawyer says strikes are hurting families in LA

Interesting tidbit about the strikes…

Longtime family lawyer Alphonse Provinziano, who is based in Los Angeles, says the Writers Guild strike, which has been going on for more than four months, and the Screen Actors Guild strike, which has already lasted seven weeks, can negatively affect alimony and child support legal agreements. He explains how below according to California family law.

“Workers who go on strike are no different than workers who lose their job or have their salary cut. They are obligated to pay alimony and child support at their previous rate until they go to court and ask for a change.

But that doesn’t mean they are off the hook for payments during the strike. Courts will often lower the amount to something that is doable — like the prevailing minimum wage — so workers on strike will need to make up that income somehow. Those payments can quickly add up, with individuals going into thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in arrears, so workers should take immediate action in court to ask for payments to be reduced going forward.

I would not be surprised if some of the members of the Writers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild are moonlighting with delivery services like DoorDash or Uber to make up those payments. In a shorter strike, workers might just end up making the payments out of their savings but as they’ve stretched on, that’s no longer an option for most.”


SAG-AFTRA Members Re-Elect Fran Drescher President and Joely Fisher Secretary-Treasurer



SAG-AFTRA Members Re-Elect Fran Drescher President and Joely Fisher Secretary-Treasurer

LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2023) – SAG-AFTRA members have re-elected two of the union’s top ranking officers, returning to office Fran Drescher as president and Joely Fisher as secretary-treasurer. Their two-year terms begin today.

Ballots for the national officers election were mailed to 124,477 eligible voters on August 9, 2023, and 28,430 were returned today, for a return of 22.84% percent. Fran Drescher received 23,080 votes, and Maya Gilbert-Dunbar received 5,276 votes.

In the election for secretary-treasurer, Joely Fisher was elected to the position with 19,777 votes, and Peter Antico received 8,361 votes.

To view the results, click here.

President Fran Drescher said, “I am honored to serve my union as president for another term. These are dynamic times and as one member body, we will weather the storms, stand on our principles and make sure our major contributions to this collaborative art form shall never again be diminished but rather be exalted. I want all members to be equal in all ways and I will continue to fight against marginalization and discrimination within our union, from our employers and the world at large. Our main objective as a labor union must be to make sure everyone has equal opportunity to work. Together, we will watch partisanship fade away as we develop a new culture of respect, patience and understanding. Taking our time, speaking from the heart and making decisions must be based on wisdom and not politics. Much has been accomplished in the past two years but I feel great optimism that the next two will be our greatest ever! As we let go of tribalism and gain more empathy for one another, as we realize that with each experience comes opportunity to better ourselves on our journey of self refinement, we will also enter a Golden Age for SAG-AFTRA.”


Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher said, “In these challenging times, performers do what they’ve always done best: work together towards a common goal. I’m grateful for your trust in my work on behalf of my union siblings and steadfast in my commitment to you. I want to acknowledge every member who recognized this auspicious moment and volunteered to serve. Your willingness to run for office and contribute is deeply appreciated by your union family. When we’re fighting against the entire show business establishment, the last thing we needed was to fight each other. I’m glad you all agree. I’m overwhelmed by your unprecedented support and promise that president Drescher and I will move forward with the same commitment to unity exhibited in this election process and — finally — a decent contract. President Drescher and I are so thrilled to work alongside all of you as we usher in a new age for SAG-AFTRA — where we are all respected and sufficiently paid for our contribution to this industry.”


SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland welcomed the officers saying, “I would like to congratulate all of our leaders elected today. I am excited to continue to work with President Drescher and Secretary-Treasurer Fisher. The staff and I are eager to work with all of the elected leaders nationwide on the many union initiatives and goals that will be served by their leadership.”


President Bio


Fran Drescher was elected SAG-AFTRA president on September 2, 2021 and re-elected on September 8, 2023. She rose to international stardom for her portrayal of The Nanny, which she also co-created and executive produced. The multi-award-winning and nominated actress/comedienne founded the non-profit Cancer Schmancer to educate and empower people after she survived cancer. As an advocate, she has been responsible for unanimous passage of a bill in Congress, has made multiple trips to Capitol Hill to lobby for health issues, and was appointed Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department during the administrations of Presidents Bush ‘43 through Obama ‘44. She is grateful to have her rescue dog Angel Grace who rescued her during lockdown.


Secretary-Treasurer Bio


Joely Fisher was elected SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer on September 2, 2021 and re-elected on September 8, 2023. The daughter of former SAG secretary-treasurer Connie Stevens, Fisher continues her mother’s legacy of participating in the union’s national board. Born in Burbank, California, Fisher was named Miss Golden Globe at the 1992 Golden Globe awards. She is best known for her role as Paige Clark on the ABC sitcom Ellen and her tenure on the Fox sitcom ‘Til Death as Joy Stark. Fisher has also performed on Broadway in Grease and Cabaret. She has an extensive career in film and television. In late 2008, Fisher became an artist ambassador for Save the Children. Her memoir, Growing Up Fisher, published in 2017, recounts her coming-of-age as part of an iconic Hollywood dynasty.

To see all election results, visit

The union’s No. 2 position, executive vice president, as well the seven vice president positions, will be elected by delegates at SAG-AFTRA’s biennial convention, which takes place virtually Oct. 21-23.

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, influencers and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists in the 21st century and beyond. Visit online or find us on social (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter).

Upcoming Shows in September!

September premieres

Friday, 9/1
“Cossacks” NEW Crackle
“Design Defined” NEW Discovery+
“A Day and a Half” MOVIE Netflix
“Disenchantment”(Season 5) Netflix
“Friday Night Plan” MOVIE Netflix
“God. Family. Football.”NEW Amazon Freevee
“Happy Ending” MOVIE Netflix
“Love Is Blind: After the Altar”(Season 4) Netflix
“Perpetrator” MOVIE Shudder
“Power Book IV: Force”(Season 2) Starz
“The Wheel of Time”(Season 2) Prime Video

Saturday, 9/2
“Big Ten Saturday Night” NEW NBC
“The Green Way Outdoors” NEW History
“Love in the Great Smoky Mountains” MOVIE Hallmark
“Kidnapping in the Grand Canyon” MOVIE Lifetime
“Learning to Love” MOVIE GAF

Sunday, 9/3
“Is She the Wolf?” NEW Netflix
“Professor T” (Season 2) PBS
“Unforgotten” (Season 5) PBS
“Van der Valk” (Season 3) PBS

Monday, 9/4
“American Dad!” (Season 20) TBS
“Ancient Empires” MINISERIES History
“Office Race” MOVIE Comedy Central
“Secrets of Penthouse” MINISERIES A&E
“Tough Love With Hilary Farr” (Season 2) HGTV

Tuesday, 9/5
“Inside the NFL” (Season 47) The CW
“My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (Season 11) TLC
“One Shot: Overtime Elite” MINISERIES Prime Video
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” (Season 4) Bravo
“Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs” SPECIAL Netflix
“Welcome to Plathville” (rest of season 4) TLC

Wednesday, 9/6
“6ixtynin9 The Series” NEW Netflix
“B.O. [aka Reporting for Duty]” NEW Netflix
“Bollywood” NEW Fuse
“Crime Scene Confidential” (Season 2) ID
“The Curse” (Season 2) BritBox
“Evolution Earth” NEW PBS
“FC Barcelona: A” NEW Era Prime Video
“I Am Groot” (Season 2) Disney+
“Infamy” NEW Netflix
“Never Let Him Go” MINISERIES Hulu
“Predators” MINISERIES Netflix
“Reporting for Duty” NEW Netflix
“Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America” MOVIE Netflix
“Tahir’s House” NEW Netflix

Thursday, 9/7
“As Luck Would Have It: Old Flames, New Fires” MOVIE LMN
“The Dead Files” (Season 15) Travel
“Dear Child” MINISERIES Netflix
“Family Portrait” MOVIE ALLBLK
“Gamera -Rebirth-” NEW Netflix
“Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight” (Season 3) Netflix
“Star Trek: Lower Decks” (Season 4) Paramount+
“Top Boy” (Season 3) Netflix
“Virgin River” (Season 5) Netflix
“What If” MOVIE Netflix

Friday, 9/8
“All or Nothing: The National Team in Qatar” MINISERIES Prime Video
“Blood Flower” MOVIE Shudder
“Burning Body” MINISERIES Netflix
“The Changeling” MINISERIES Apple TV+
“Guiding Emily” MOVIE HMM
“How to Date Billy Walsh” MOVIE Prime Video
“Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series” (Season 3 of this particular one, or season 25 of the Pokémon collection of series) Netflix
“Rosa Peral’s Tapes” MOVIE Netflix
“Selling the OC” (Season 2) Netflix
“Sitting in Bars with Cake” MOVIE Prime Video
“Spy Ops” NEW Netflix
“A Time Called You” NEW Netflix
“Tiny Toons Looniversity” NEW Max
“Underdeveloped” NEW Tubi

Saturday, 9/9
“ACC College Football Series” NEW The CW
“Love Can Surprise You” MOVIE GAF
“Fourth Down and Love” MOVIE Hallmark
“Taken in Montana” MOVIE Lifetime

Sunday, 9/10
“Dreaming Whilst Black” NEW Showtime
“Lust, Lies & Polygamy” MOVIE Lifetime
“The Masked Singer” (Season 10) Fox (following football, so time approximate)
“Ride With Norman Reedus” (Season 6) AMC
“The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon” NEW AMC

Monday, 9/12
“2023 MTV Video Music Awards” SPECIAL MTV
“Football Must Go On” MINISERIES Paramount+
“Glow Up” (Season 5) Netflix
“Kelce” MOVIE Prime Video
“Michelle Wolf: It’s Great to Be Here” SPECIAL Netflix
“The Swarm” NEW The CW
“Welcome to Wrexham” (Season 2) FX

Tuesday, 9/13
“America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston” (Season 2) PBS
“Animals Up Close With Bertie Gregory” NEW Disney+
“Class Act” NEW Netflix
“Donyale Luna: Supermodel” MOVIE HBO
“Freestyle” MOVIE Netflix
“Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” SPECIAL Disney+
“The Morning Show” (Season 3) Apple TV+
“The Other Black Girl” NEW Hulu
“Wrestlers” NEW Netflix

Wednesday, 9/14
“A La Carte” (Season 2) ALLBLK
“As Luck Would Have It: Murder for Sale” MOVIE LMN
“Barbie: A Touch of Magic” NEW Netflix
“Buddy Games” NEW CBS
“Dragons: The Nine Realms” (Season 7) Hulu
“Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction” MOVIE Netflix
“No Demo Reno” (Season 3) HGTV
“Once Upon a Crime” MOVIE Netflix
“Southern Charm” (Season 9) Bravo
“Thursday’s Widows” NEW Netflix

Thursday, 9/15
“The Club” (Season 2) Netflix
“Come Fly With Me” MOVIE HMM
“El Conde” MOVIE Netflix
“Elevator Game” MOVIE Shudder
“Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons” (Season 7) Netflix
“Lang Lang Plays Disney” SPECIAL Disney+
“Love After Lockup” (Season 5) WE
“Love at First Sight Netflix
“Master & Apprentice: A” SPECIAL Look at Ahsoka” SPECIAL Disney+
“A Million Miles Away” MOVIE Prime Video
“Miseducation” NEW Netflix
“Rotting in the Sun” MOVIE MUBI
“Surviving Summer Netflix
“Wilderness” NEW Prime Video
“Written in the Stars” NEW Prime Video

Friday, 9/16
“48 Hours” (Season 37) CBS
“All Rise” (rest of season 3) OWN
“Craft Me a Romance” MOVIE GAF
“How She Caught a Killer” MOVIE Lifetime
“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (rest of season 6) OWN
“Notes of Autumn” MOVIE Hallmark

Saturday, 9/17
“60 Minutes” (Season 56) CBS (time approximate after football)
“Building Roots” (Season 2) HGTV
“The Gold” MINISERIES Paramount+
“One Night Stand Murder” MOVIE Lifetime
“Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein” MINISERIES MGM+

Sunday, 9/18
“Academy of Country Music Honors” SPECIAL Fox
“Mrs. Sidhu Investigates” NEW Acorn TV
“My Little Pony: Make Your Mark” (Season 5?) Netflix
“Neighbours” (Season 38?) Amazon Freevee
“Superpower” MOVIE Paramount+

Monday, 9/19
“Becoming Frida Kahlo” NEW PBS
“I Can See Your Voice” (Season 3) Fox
“Kountry Wayne: A Woman’s Prayer” SPECIAL Netflix
“Name That Tune” (rest of season 3) Fox
“The Saint of Second Chances” MOVIE Netflix

Tuesday, 9/20
“American Horror Story: Delicate” (Season 12) FX
“Avoidance” NEW BritBox
“The D’Amelio Show” (Season 3) Hulu
“Hard Broken” NEW Netflix
“Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion” SPECIAL Disney+
“Naked Attraction” NEW (to this network) Discovery+
“The Super Models” MINISERIES Apple TV+

Wednesday, 9/21
“All Star Shore” (Season 2) MTV
“Kengan Ashura” (Season 2) Netflix
“Scissor Seven” (Season 4) Netflix
“Sex Education” (Season 4) Netflix
“Young Love” NEW Max

Thursday, 9/22
“The Black Book” MOVIE Netflix
“Cassandro” MOVIE Prime Video
“The Continental: From the World of John Wick” MINISERIES Peacock
“Deadlocked: How America Shaped The Supreme Court” NEW Showtime
“Haunted Harmony Mysteries: Murder in G Major” MOVIE HMM
“How to Deal With a Heartbreak” MOVIE Netflix
“Love Is Blind” (Season 5) Netflix
“No One Will Save You” MOVIE Hulu
“Song of the Bandits” NEW Netflix
“Spy Kids: Armageddon” MOVIE Netflix
“Still Up” NEW Apple TV+

Friday, 9/23
“Haven’t Met Yet” MOVIE GAF
“Retreat to You” MOVIE Hallmark
“Stolen Baby: The Murder of Heidi Broussard” MOVIE Lifetime

Saturday, 9/24
“Krapopolis” NEW Fox (time approximate after football)
“Murder at the Country Club” MOVIE Lifetime

Sunday, 9/25
“The Irrational” NEW NBC
“Kitchen Nightmares” (Season 8) Fox
“Little Baby Bum: Music Time” NEW Netflix
“Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test” (Season 2) Fox
“The Voice” (Season 24) NBC

Monday, 9/26
“The Devil’s Plan” NEW Netflix
“The Fake Sheikh” MINISERIES Prime Video
“The Victoria’s Secret World Tour” SPECIAL Prime Video
“Who Killed Jill Dando?” MINISERIES Netflix

Tuesday, 9/27
“The $100,000 Pyramid” (Season 7) ABC
“The Amazing Race” (Season 35) CBS
“Celebrity Jeopardy!” (Season 2) ABC
“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (Season 4) ABC
“Encounters” NEW Netflix
“Love in Fairhope” NEW Hulu
“Overhaul” MOVIE Netflix
“Snake Oil” NEW Fox
“Street Flow 2” MOVIE Netflix
“Survivor” (Season 45) CBS
“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” MOVIE Netflix

Wednesday, 9/28
“Bachelor in Paradise” (Season 9) ABC
“Castlevania: Nocturne” NEW Netflix
“The Darkness Within La Luz del Mundo” MOVIE Netflix
“Dino Pops” (Season 2?) Peacock
“The Golden Bachelor” NEW ABC
“Hell’s Kitchen” (Season 22) Fox
“The Kardashians” (Season 4) Hulu
“LEGO Masters” (Season 4) Fox
“Love Is in the Air” MOVIE Netflix
“People’s Choice Country Awards” SPECIAL NBC
“Starstruck” (Season 3) Max
“The Vanishing Triangle” NEW Sundance Now

Thursday, 9/29
“20/20” (Season 24) ABC
“Choona” NEW Netflix
“Dateline NBC” (Season 21) NBC
“Disney’s Launchpad” (Season 2) Disney+
“Do Not Disturb” MOVIE Netflix
“Flora and Son” MOVIE Apple TV+
“Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End” NEW Crunchyroll
“Gen V” NEW Prime Video
“Marvel Studios Legends” (Season 3) Disney+
“Mystery Island” MOVIE HMM
“The New York Times Presents: How To Fix a Pageant” SPECIAL FX
“Nightmare” MOVIE Shudder
“Nowhere” MOVIE Netflix
“Power Rangers Cosmic Fury” (Season 30) Netflix
“Shark Tank” (Season 15) ABC

Friday, 9/30
“A Harvest Homecoming” MOVIE GAF
“Hot Dish with Franco” NEW Max
“A Very Venice Romance” MOVIE Hallmark

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Check off this NYC Bucket List Tour in 2023 for TV/Movie Buffs!

I haven’t been to this attraction, but it sounds fun for TV and movie fans!

Looking for a unique experience in New York City to cross off on your 2023 bucket list? Look no further than On Location Tours’ NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour, the picture-perfect sightseeing experience for film buffs of all ages! This 3-hour guided tour through the most filmed city in the world explores locations from over 60 films and series, and lets you follow in the footsteps of your favorite onscreen characters. On the tour, you’ll visit your favorite Friends at the iconic Friends apartment building; stop by Washington Square Park, as seen in Girls, The Mindy Project, Glee, Someone Great, and When Harry Met Sally; get a glimpse at popular hotels featured in American Hustle, Ocean’s 8, and Home Alone 2; take a photo in front of the iconic firehouse as seen in the Ghostbusters franchise; see the ‘Original Soupman’ and other locations from Seinfeld, and more! The tour ends at McGee’s Pub, the original inspiration for MacLaren’s in How I Met Your Mother, where you can grab a pint and re-live iconic show moments in the shoes of Barney, Ted, Robin, Lily and Marshall.

This tour explores several different Manhattan neighborhoods, including Midtown/Times Square, Flatiron District, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea. As a result, families and friends often find this experience an ideal way to tour the city! It runs as both a public tour and a private tour. The public tour runs daily and costs $61 for adults and $45 for children ages 6-9. The private tour also runs daily and costs $135/person for up to 22 passengers (3-person minimum required).  Tour guides are local actors and actresses and share behind-the-scenes fun facts and trivia about the different sites.