Variety, Mar. 14
Sixty-four percent of diverse writers working in television today have experienced bias, discrimination or harassment, including seeing their pitches rejected only for a non-diverse writer to pitch the same idea and get accepted, a new report finds.
Coast Mountain News, Mar. 14
A union representing film and television workers in B.C. announced the death of one of their employees. Aron Koel, 34, died on March 9, according to a tweet from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees local 891.
Associated Press, Mar. 13
The state Senate has endorsed a bill that would more than double New Mexico's annual payout to the film industry through tax rebates and address a backlog in payments.
New York Times, Mar. 14
The other day I found myself, as I often do, at a conference discussing lagging wages and soaring inequality.
Gonzales Weekly Citizen, Mar. 13
Louisiana Economic Development will host the second Louisiana Entertainment Summit on March 28 to provide opportunities to network and engage with entertainment industry professionals, Louisiana businesses, content creators, and regional and local allies from across the state.
The Hill, Mar. 12
Last year, teacher strikes and walkouts took state capitols by storm across the country. In these states and far too many others, average teacher pay has stagnated and state disinvestment in education has become chronic.
My Modern Met, Feb. 25
Cinematography—it’s a craft that cannot be overlooked when thinking about memorable moments in cinema.
Variety, Feb. 24
In the end, Oscar watchers and industry members all seemed relieved that all the categories were handed out on air, reversing the Academy’s original plan to present some categories during commercials.
The Wrap, Feb. 24
Women roared at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, picking up a record 15 trophies — the most in Oscar history. With 39 male winners this year, that means women earned nearly 27.8 percent of the statuettes handed out.
Teen Vogue, Feb. 23
Last year, the Academy Awards did something unprecedented: They nominated a woman for an Oscar in the cinematography category.
Axios, Feb. 22
In 2018, there were 20 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, the highest since 2007, per new Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Education strikes overwhelmingly dominated, and they show no sign of stopping in 2019.
New York Times, Feb. 22
It’s one of the most vexing challenges facing the labor movement: how to wield influence in an era increasingly dominated by technology giants that are often resistant to unions.
NPR, Feb. 21
Gains have been made for women and people of color who work in movies and TV, but the numbers remain a long way from proportionately reflecting the U.S. population, according to a new study from UCLA.
Deadline, Feb. 17
Tricky negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents have many writers considering their options.
IndieWire, Feb. 15
"Alita: Battle Angel" isn’t a movie set in the future that’s all about doom and gloom. Director Robert Rodriguez‘s grand spectacle tells a story with genuine warmth and kindness, thanks in no small part to the presence of actor Christoph Waltz.
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