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WCNC, Feb. 5

After the 2015 Oscars nominations were announced, #OscarsSoWhite trended for days. Since then, the Academy announced a goal of doubling the number of women and minority members by 2020.

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Deadline, Feb. 1

The Sundance Film Festival had its share of big deals this year, from the record-setting $17,500,000.69 that Neon and Hulu paid for Palm Springs to a pair of $12 million deals for The Night House (Searchlight) and Uncle Frank (Amazon).

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Screen Daily, Jan. 30

Cinematographers are moving both forward and backward in technological terms this year, ironically in pursuit of the same goal: authenticity

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Variety, Jan. 29

The VES Awards has firmly established itself as a respected mainstream institution, as indicated by a record number of submissions this year, expansion of categories in both number and breadth, and high demand for tickets.

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The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 29

Jon Favreau's The Lion King won the Visual Effects Society Awards' top category for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature.

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Shoot, Jan. 26

The best cinematography in a theatrical motion picture honor went to Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for “1917” at Saturday (1/25) night’s 34th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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IndieWire, Jan. 22

Check out the lenses and look used to shoot 59 films in the festival's Dramatic Competition, Premieres, NEXT, and Midnight sections.

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Deadline, Jan. 3

Time’s Up Entertainment on Friday released a new resource guide to prevent and report workplace misconduct including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, unwanted touching, sexual assault and rape.

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11 Alive, Jan. 3

One of the largest studios in Georgia is expanding its roots in the state.

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Washington Post, Jan. 2

The United States’ lowest-paid workers are seeing their paychecks rise at the fastest pace in more than a decade.

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Deadline, Jan. 1

If there is a common thread with all the reports that came out in 2019 about diversity in Hollywood, it would be that while there have been strides for representation for marginalized communities in film and TV, there is still a long way to go.

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Deadline, Dec. 30

Virtually every major U.S. entertainment company we speak with is thinking about how they can grow their international film and TV footprint, from Netflix to Cohen Media Group, WME to CAA, Anonymous Content to FilmNation.

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Backstage, Dec. 26

Eric Branco didn’t travel far to end up behind the camera. An actor-turned-cinematographer, he now wields his both-sides knowledge with unmatched precision.

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CNBC, Dec. 9

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has started a new investigation into Google’s labor practices..

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Backstage, Dec. 5

In Sam Mendes’ “1917,” in theaters Christmas Day, the fate of 1,600 soldiers comes down to a perilous mission carried out by just two of their brethren (played by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman)..

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Book your reservation for the IATSE D2 Convention, June 5-7, 2020 at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square.

Union Convention Room Block
Start Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
End Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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