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.
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Star News, Jul. 15
Set painter Tim Hunley was awarded recognition from the IATSE 491 crew union and will receive the Carnegie Medal of Heroism.
Salon, July 13
Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” — the studio’s first Asian superhero movie — is a sign of the times. Destin Daniel Cretton, who is of Asian descent, will be directing the film, which will feature a Chinese superhero who originally appeared in one of Marvel’s 1973 comics.
Deadline, July 11
With film and TV production booming in New York, the state has implemented a diversity job training development fund aimed at the entertainment industry, calling it the first of its kind in the U.S. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he fund will initially provide $1.05 million per year. It was passed as part of a comprehensive capital spending bill at the end of the state’s legislative session.
ABC, July 11
“Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther” are just two of the blockbuster films shot in the state of Georgia. Several Hollywood production companies are boycotting the state over its controversial abortion law. Thousands who work in Georgia’s film industry have also found themselves in the the middle of a political fight between Hollywood and the state’s lawmakers.
Deadline, July 10
Disney and SAG-AFTRA are working to resolve late residuals payments to a “small number” of actors, the union told its members recently. The union says it has filed claims and will be collecting applicable late-payment penalties on impacted titles.
Variety, Jul. 8
Being an eyewitness to history can change anyone’s life. The 9/11 attack on New York changed Quyen Tran’s.
The Hollywood Reporter, Jul. 7
Netflix says it will cut back on depictions of smoking in its shows in the wake of a report that called out the streamer for the number of instances in which characters use tobacco in shows like Stranger Things.
Forbes, Jul. 6
Labor unions are critical pillars of liberal politics. Are they equally strong pillars of climate politics and, in particular, the Green New Deal?
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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