IATSE District 2 Logo

Variety | May 5

The Variety Streaming Room will stream the first episode of its new virtual series “Rebooting The Entertainment Industry,” presented by PwC and Ad Council, on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 am P.T.

read more...

Atlanta InTown | May 5

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a new relief fund for #GivingTuesdayNow, to support Atlanta’s independent creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

read more...

Forbes | May 4

Five years of labor-management harmony at United Airlines UAL could be dissipating as the carrier’s largest union says it is moving towards a suit charging that management illegally plans to furlough workers on May 24 after accepting a CARES Act grant that forbids furloughs before Oct. 1.

read more...

Apr. 28 | Deadline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and its Board Of Governors, meeting virtually, have approved  changes in the way films will be eligible for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards including lightening eligibility requirements for films debuting on streamers and VOD, as well as changes for some categories including broadening eligible voters in the International Film nominating process, and combining  Sound Mixing and Sound Editing into one. 

read more...

Apr. 27 | Deadline

A coalition of industry unions and organizations is asking Congress to update a Regan-era tax benefit for workers in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been adjusted in nearly 35 years.

read more...

Apr. 27 | Deadline

Tyler Perry has always been a maverick, rising from a struggling writer-performer to a film and TV mogul and studio owner.

read more...

Apr. 26 | CNN

Hollywood is no stranger to pandemics on the big screen. But for the real life version, there is no script.

read more...

Apr. 26 | The Wrap

What does the entertainment industry look like on the other side of this pandemic?

read more...

Apr. 25 | Forbes

The Hollywood movie-making process can be convoluted. When it comes to how long it takes to turn a script into a movie, the answer varies depending on who created the script. 

read more...

Apr. 24 | Variety

Thousands of members of Israel’s entertainment industry convened in Tel Aviv Thursday night for a socially distanced protest calling on the government to provide desperately needed aid.

read more...

Apr. 21 | IndieWire

Theater closure and production stoppages during the coronavirus pandemic have left hundreds and thousands of people in the entertainment industry out of work and in desperate need of assistance, even as people now more than ever are relying on movies and TV to get them through their days.

read more...

Apr. 14 | Variety

The National Association of Theatre Owners has cautioned studios against shortening the movie release window, pointing to a study showing reduced potential revenues for the studios.

read more...

Apr. 14 | Variety

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020.

read more...

Apr. 12 | Forbes

Alibaba Pictures Group, an entertainment and film unit of China e-commerce leader Alibaba Group, expects to report up to 1.1 billion yuan to 1.2 billion yuan of losses ($157 million-$171 million) in the fiscal year ending March 31, a “significant” increase from a loss of 254 million yuan a year earlier, the company said in an announcement at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday evening ahead of the long Easter holiday.

read more...

Apr. 11 | Daily Beast

Given the direction things have been going, maybe it shouldn’t be so much of a surprise that Trolls World Tour would end up being the most important and consequential film in modern cinematic history.

read more...

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.

Injured or Sick?
Need Help with Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance by paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.

Feeling generous? Click here to donate.

IATSE District 2 Members at Work
Go to top