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Deadline|Mar. 14

Entertainment industry workers in California who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak are eligible to receive expedited unemployment benefits of up to $450 a week from the state’s Employment Development Department.

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The Chief Leader|Mar. 13

While firefighter-union leaders called the FDNY decision to order their members not to respond to medical emergencies that might be linked to coronavirus a prudent move to avoid infecting entire firehouses, Emergency Medical Service union officials said the decision made their case in recently begun contract talks for substantial pay raises for their troops.

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Variety|Mar. 13

The head of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has called for the federal government to provide relief for entertainment industry workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 26

Liu Yifei, star of Disney's live-action remake of Mulan, lives in Beijing, but she is originally from Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus.

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Albany Herald, Feb. 26

The Georgia General Assembly issued resolutions praising Georgians working in the state’s film and television industry, an honor that marks the release of a new book, “#WeAreGaFilm.”

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LA Times, Feb. 25

In a stunning move that marks the end of an era for one of the entertainment industry’s great corporate success stories, Bob Iger on Tuesday stepped down as chief executive of Walt Disney Co. after 15 years in the job.

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New York Times, Feb. 25

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is at once gravely disappointing and grimly satisfying.

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BIV, Feb. 25

It was a disheartening scene for Sharon McGowan’s students when she took her filmmaking class to the set of one Vancouver production.

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Deadline, Feb. 25

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to limit which streets tour bus companies can use, after a flood of complaints from residents in hillside neighborhoods near the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Reservoir.

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Deadline, Feb. 25

Wade Davis’ new investment fund just became part owner of Univision in a deal expected to close late summer with the former Viacom executive as CEO.

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WCNC, Feb. 5

After the 2015 Oscars nominations were announced, #OscarsSoWhite trended for days. Since then, the Academy announced a goal of doubling the number of women and minority members by 2020.

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Deadline, Feb. 1

The Sundance Film Festival had its share of big deals this year, from the record-setting $17,500,000.69 that Neon and Hulu paid for Palm Springs to a pair of $12 million deals for The Night House (Searchlight) and Uncle Frank (Amazon).

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Screen Daily, Jan. 30

Cinematographers are moving both forward and backward in technological terms this year, ironically in pursuit of the same goal: authenticity

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Variety, Jan. 29

The VES Awards has firmly established itself as a respected mainstream institution, as indicated by a record number of submissions this year, expansion of categories in both number and breadth, and high demand for tickets.

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The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 29

Jon Favreau's The Lion King won the Visual Effects Society Awards' top category for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature.

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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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