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Apr. 26 | The Hollywood Reporter

In 1954, Gene Schwam was making $35 per week working for songwriter-turned-publicist Stanley Cowan (brother to legendary publicist Warren Cowan) and he figured if he was going to be broke, he might as well be working for himself.

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Apr. 26 | Los Angeles Business Journal

After the pandemic lockdown hit in March 2020, MarVista Entertainment shut down for more than four months.

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Apr. 23 | CNN

To the dismay of worker advocates in the United States and around the world, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama failed to unionize earlier this month, losing by a vote of 1,798 to 738.

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Apr. 23 | Shoot Online

In lieu of the traditional awards luncheon this year, the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) celebrated their 57 year history with a highlight reel spotlighting “Who We Are and What We Do,” and a fundraiser supporting the Local 600 Hardship Fund, raising over $60,000 between donations received from publicists, studios and awards sponsors.

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Apr. 22 | The Hollywood Reporter

A night shoot at the Chateau Marmont for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos was canceled just hours before production was to begin Thursday, April 22, when it ran afoul of a union picket line and a celebrity-fueled boycott movement.

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Apr. 22 | Deadline

Cast diversity in films “skyrocketed” last year, according to the latest inclusion report from UCLA.

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Mar 25 | Newsweek

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has questioned Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' stance on unions after one of the company's officials scrutinized the lawmaker's upcoming visit to workers in Alabama.

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Mar 25 | Variety

Audiences for TV’s biggest award shows may be in decline, but ad prices are not.

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Mar 25 | The Hollywood Reporter

All sides are resigned to the fact that every Hollywood major is trying different release models as long as the pandemic keeps up.

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Mar 24 | The Hollywood Reporter

A year after being acquired by an investor group led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis, and just a few months after officially closing the deal, Univision’s future is taking shape.

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Mar 24 | Variety

Film and TV have cemented their fare share of East Asian stereotypes over the years, thanks to decades of yellow face, racist scripts and a lack of roles for nuanced Asian characters.

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Mar 24 | Variety

Executives of color have been landing high-profile jobs in the entertainment industry at an unprecedented rate amid the broad social reckoning with systemic racism.

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Mar 18 | NW Labor Press

Entertainment industry workers who work behind the scenes and in front of the house at some of your favorite shows and concerts held a solidarity walk in downtown Portland March 11 to mark the one-year anniversary of when the industry went dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most haven’t worked a day since.

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Mar 15 | Deadline

Right before Oscar nominations were announced, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin confirmed Deadline’s exclusive from last week that the upcoming 93rd annual Academy Awards show would be coming from both the vast Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and the show’s usual haunt, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Feb 9 | Variety

Hasbro-owned Entertainment One is letting go of 10% of its film and TV staff, Variety has confirmed.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2021 District 2 Convention will be conducted virtually on July 25, 2021 in conjunction with the Virtual International Convention. Delegates should be receiving the Convention Call and Credentials at the end of April. Please ask your Union leadership to forward these items to you as soon as they receive them via email. Additional details to follow when they become available.

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