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Variety, Nov. 1

It can be hard to recall that when "House of Cards" launched on Netflix, it was one of a kind.

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Indie Wire, Nov. 1

At just 32, Ryan Coogler has already turned out an extraordinary trilogy of missing-father-and-son films: “Fruitvale Station,” which played Un Certain Regard after debuting at Sundance, “Rocky” sequel “Creed,” and historic blockbuster “Black Panther,” which has crashed Hollywood barriers that should have been shattered decades ago.

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Variety, Oct. 31

SAG-AFTRA has unionized the 66 U.S.-based content creators at Al Jazeera English, who have voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union, with 97% voting in favor. SAG-AFTRA announced Wednesday that the election was conducted by mail ballot and votes were counted by the National Labor Relations Board.

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New Yorker, Oct. 31

John Latenser is a location manager: when a director needs to shoot scenes with a particular backdrop, he'll find some options, sign agreements with property owners, figure out safety measures and what to do if it rains.

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Backstage, Oct. 31

It’s been over a year since the #MeToo movement demanded the country confront the normalization of sexual harassment, intimidation, abuse, and rape culture. Despite the conversations, debates, resignations, and protests the movement has spurred, relatively little has been passed in the form of laws.

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BBC, Oct. 30

“It’s a matter of volume,” says producer Deborah Calla, Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Producers Guild of America, the West Coast Chair of Women’s Impact Network, and advisor to the Geena Davis Institute.

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The Guardian, Oct. 30

Ava DuVernay, the director of civil-rights drama Selma, sci-fi epic A Wrinkle in Time, and prison documentary 13th, is to helm a documentary about the life of Prince. Produced with Netflix, the multi-part documentary will cover the entire life of the late funk musician and is being made with the cooperation of Prince’s estate, which is giving DuVernay access to his archive.

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IndieWire, Oct. 23

As the #MeToo movement celebrates its first year in Hollywood (after being initially founded by activist Tamara Burke over a decade ago), various actresses, female creatives, and industry luminaries are speaking out about its impact in the industry.

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Variety, Oct. 21

Key representatives of Italian media joined with their American counterparts in Rome Sunday morning to usher a call for greater inclusion in the local entertainment industry.

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Motley Fool, Oct. 20

Walmart is expanding its presence in the entertainment industry. To be more specific, the retail king recently partnered with MGM Studios to create content to bolster its Vudu video streaming service.

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LA Times, Oct. 18

"Halloween" producer Jason Blum is apologizing for off-target comments he made about his company's failure to hire female directors for its signature horror genre - and his perception of their unavailability - in a recent magazine interview.

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NY Times, Oct. 17

Here are some notable numbers from Netflix:

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Forbes, Oct. 17

Continuing advancements in technology, coupled with human inventiveness, have driven the evolution of filmmaking. From cinematography through to CGI, over the years technology has added more choice and variety for filmmakers and consumers.

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Deadline, Oct. 15

Marsha Hunt, Norman Lloyd, June Lockhart and Barbara Perry will receive the SAG-AFTRA Founders Award for their historic contributions to the union. The special tribute for "meritorious service" to their fellow actors will be presented Saturday at the union's national board meeting.

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LA Times, Oct. 15

Broadcast giant CBS Corp. has identified Los Angeles real estate investment company Hackman Capital Partners as the buyer for its storied Television City production studios.

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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

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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.

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