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Cleveland.com, Oct. 4

Cleveland.com is launching a series, Steeplechase: Clearing hurdles to prosperity, that will examine the obstacles that face promising sectors of our economy and the solutions experts think can help overcome those barriers.

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Variety, Oct. 4

One year after the producer's fall, ending abuse in the industry requires more than paying lip service to catchy slogans. Has it really been a year since the world first learned of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses?

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Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 4

He will receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award at its Feb. 16 ceremony. Steven Spielberg will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award on Feb. 16 at the 55th annual CAS Awards at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.

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Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 4

The actor, writer, director and producer is best-known for his starring role in 'M*A*S*H.' SAG-AFTRA has selected Alan Alda as the 55th recipient of its annual life achievement award, which he'll receive at the 2019 SAG Awards on Jan. 27.

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IndieWire, Oct. 3

Last month, Color of Change did what might have seemed impossible: The racial justice organization got Disney to change its mind. After images from the upcoming “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” showed a Princess Tiana starkly different from her appearance in the 2009…

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Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 20

On Sept. 16, filmmaker Jia Zhangke unveiled his epic drama Ash Is Purest White in Beijing, days ahead of its wide release in China. Noticeably missing from the movie was a scene featuring director and sometime actor Feng Xiaogang…

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Variety, Sept. 19

SAG-AFTRA has reached a three-year tentative deal with companies on TV animation work, two months after members overwhelmingly approved a strike authorization. The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers…

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Variety, Sept. 18

Dear Reese, I have the highest respect for you, but you are misinformed! When I heard the NPR interview on Monday morning and heard these words from your lips, “Someone said to me the other day. We’re running out of female directors … We don’t have enough women to employ,” I had to speak up.

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Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 18

Despite attractive tax incentives in other states and changing consumer behaviors, the film and digital media workforce in Los Angeles County is growing faster than in the New York metro area and is becoming increasingly more diverse, a new study has found.

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CNBC, Sept. 16

Almost one-quarter (23 percent) of consumers say they would drop their subscription if the streaming service included ads, according to a study conducted by Hub Entertainment Research. Less than half (41 percent) said they would definitely or probably keep Netflix even with ads.

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Deadline, Sept. 13

The panel featured filmmakers from Shatterbox, a platform from Refinery29 that gives female storytellers the opportunity to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens.

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Variety, Sept. 12

There are no yellow production signs leading me to the location of director David Ayer’s new film “The Tax Collector.” Driving into the heart of gang territory in a part of South Central L.A., I feel a surge of adrenaline and know only to expect the unexpected.

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The trailer for “F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story” calls Uwe Boll the “most hated man in Hollywood,” a sentiment likely shared by fans of the video games for which Boll made less-than-great film adaptations.

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/documentary-explores-uwe-boll-as-most-hated-man-in-hollywood-1202936474/

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Broadway World, Sept. 10

The 13th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, which celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers, has unveiled six original short films, pilots and webisodes as this year's finalists. They will be recognized at the festival's finale screening and awards ceremony on October 24, 2018 at the Director's Guild of America in Hollywood.

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Deadline, Sept. 8)

This blows past previous high water marks — in the past two decades, there have been only two instances of multiple wins for black guest actors — in 2003 and 2014. Both times two of the four winners were people of color.

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Save the Date!
Aloha, Delegates!

The 75th IATSE District 2 Convention is going to Hawaii!

Where: Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9

Rooms starting at $295
Conference Rates Available 3 days prior and following the convention – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Call for group rates & reservations: (808) 921-4611 and mention IATSE District 2 Convention for your group discount

The hotel website is under renovation, and will not be available for bookings for this event.

For photos from last year’s D-2 convention, Click Here

Spread the Word
for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.

Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at GoSpreadTheWord.com.

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.

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