District 2 represents 45,000 members across 49 local unions in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Click here for a full listing and contact information for our member locals.
The IA District 2 Membership booklet will give you a glimpse of the various skills covered by District 2 locals, and what the requirements are to join them.
Variety, Apr. 1
In the era of “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” it’s clear that Hollywood has finally begun to prioritize making entertaining, big-budget films that acknowledge the cultural diversity of U.S. moviegoers. A 2017 CAA study found that across every budget level, films with diverse casts outperformed films with less diversity, and nonwhite moviegoers now account for half of all tickets sold in the U.S.
Hollywood Reporter, Apr. 2
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Joint Policy Committee, representing the advertising industry, have reached a tentative agreement on terms for successor television and audio commercials contracts. Details weren't immediately disclosed.
Hollywood Reporter, Apr. 2
Gov. Phil Murphy spent the weekend in Hollywood, Calif. where he rolled out the red carpet to film, television and media companies putting a spotlight on New Jersey as the next big location for filming and production. His tour comes less than a year after he signed the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act, which established a set of tax breaks for production companies who set up shop in New Jersey.“New Jersey has a rich history as a filming location dating back to Thomas Edison’s invention of the kinetoscope,” Murphy said in a statement.
Indie Wire, Apr. 4
When Harmony Korine first talked to cinematographer Benoit Debie about shooting “Spring Breakers,” he told his future collaborator that he wanted the cinematography to be the star of film and push further than anything he had done before. For Debie, whose work more than any other cinematographer of his generation has been defined by his bold use of color, the idea of a director asking him to reach for colors, and an intensity of color, not normally seen on screen was a dream come true.
The Hollywood Reporter, Apr. 1
UCLA and Harvard lead a pack of elite institutions churning out top-tier showbiz litigators and dealmakers in Hollywood Reporter's annual ranking.
KHTS Radio, Mar. 31
An unidentified independent film studio recently leased space in Santa Clarita, joining over 25 other studios in the development of ‘Hollywood North’ in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Deadline, Mar. 28
SAG-AFTRA is backing a bill in the California Legislature that would allow actors to sue producers who use technology to sexualize their scenes without their permission. Senate Bill 564 also would give Californians the right to sue anyone who creates “deepfake” pornography or fake sex tapes.
Washington Post, Mar. 28
A dark office. An agent, holding a contract that could change a young woman’s life forever. The following, unforeseen sexual assault.
The Hollywood Reporter, Mar. 28
The second annual Freeform Summit, an influencer-focused event featuring panels about inclusivity and representation — and plenty of photo ops — brought most of the network's current and future stars to Hollywood on Wednesday night for conversations and an "UnPageant."
Where: Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9
Rooms starting at $295
Conference Rates Available 3 days prior and following the convention – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Call for group rates & reservations: (808) 921-4611 and mention IATSE District 2 Convention for your group discount
The hotel website is under renovation, and will not be available for bookings for this event.
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The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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