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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Variety, Jul. 8

Being an eyewitness to history can change anyone’s life. The 9/11 attack on New York changed Quyen Tran’s.

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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.

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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?

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Business Insider, Jul. 1

You may have noticed some labor disruptions in the headlines.

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Hollywood Reporter, July 01

The organization behind the Oscars has worked to dramatically expand its member roster over the past several years to become more inclusive and globally focused.

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Variety, June 26

Broadway musicians have succeeded in earning their largest wage increase in over two decades.

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Deadline, Jun. 14

Cinematographers Guild president Steven Poster lost his bid for reelection last month, which will soon bring an end to his 13-year reign as Hollywood’s longest serving union president. In an exclusive exit interview with "Deadline," he reflects on his legacy, and looks ahead to the future of the guild and the industry.

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Louisville Courier Journal, Jun. 16

The 11th Flyover Film Festival is set for takeoff. The annual celebration of movies with ties to the Bluegrass State will feature six films, and for the first time, each is helmed by a female director.

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Washington Post, Jun. 15

New Mexico’s film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.

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IndieWire, Jun. 15

As it gears up for its theatrical release after a successful and extensive festival tour, “This Changes Everything” is giving a taste of the many big names set to speak out about Hollywood’s long-standing gender problem in the enlightening and wide-ranging new documentary.

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