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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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Feb 9 | Deadline

Disney is shuttering Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global-grossing former 20th Century Fox animation division that during its run churned out 13 feature films including the Ice Age franchise.

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Feb 8 | NBC

New York plans to use extensive coronavirus testing as a way to reopen its struggling entertainment venues that have remained shuttered for months during the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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Feb 8 | The Verge

For the next seven weeks, employees at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will vote on whether to become the first of the company’s US employees to unionize.

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Feb 8 | The Hollywood Reporter

Incoming CEO Andy Jassy isn’t likely to make big studio moves — but has built ties with Hollywood while running the tech giant’s web services division.

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Feb 7 | Deadline

Dana Walden has seen a lot of major changes during her time in the entertainment industry and she doesn’t see things slowing down any time soon.

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Feb 7 | Axios

AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO" that former Presidents Clinton and Obama didn't understand unions' importance — and were disappointments to organized labor because of it.

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Dec 18 | Deadline

Laverne Cox has been and still is changing the game when it comes to the representation of the trans community and Black people in film and TV. 

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Dec 18 | Deadline

The Berlin Film Festival is rethinking its offering in 2021 due to the pandemic. 

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Dec 18 | Deadline

The long awaited and oft delayed opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is on the move again, shuttling to early Fall of next year and all due to continuing uncertainties about the state of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Dec 18 | The Hollywood Reporter

Amid the national reckoning over statues of figures whose histories are problematic, tributes to a number of entertainment industry names have been hit with calls for removal.

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Dec 17 | Variety

To say that 2020 has been a ground-shifting year, would be to minimize all of the profound sorrow, loss and upheaval that these past 12 months have sowed.

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Dec 16 | Broadway World

The senate held a congressional hearing on Tuesday regarding the need for relief for the live entertainment industry, CBS 42 reports.

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Dec 15 | Deadline

Anita Hill, chair of The Hollywood Commission, is praising the entertainment industry for embracing its role as a “world influencer” in advancing diversity and inclusion, but says that Hollywood can and must do better.

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Nov 18 | The Hollywood Reporter

The  IATSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has elected its  co-chairs, Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson, trustee of Local 764 (theatrical wardrobe); and Liz Pecos, president of  Local 48 (stage and picture operators).

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2021 District 2 Convention will be held in July 2021 in conjunction with the International Convention in Toronto, Canada. Details to follow when they become available.

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