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Taos News, Dec. 6

The new governor wants to double New Mexico film and television production in two years. That's going to take some work. Or, if you ask certain folks in the state film business, it simply takes state government getting out of its own way.

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Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 6

Kathleen McGill and Mimi (Marian) Deaton will receive special DGA Awards for their contributions to the guild.

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Broadcasting Cable, Dec. 5

Currently working on his third feature film in Birmingham Alabama, sound engineer Nicholas L. Minter has an impressive lineup of television and film credits including Saints and Sinners 3, Mile 22, Rapture, Top Gear, Behind the Movement, Married to Medicine, Scared Famous, Spartan Race, Swamp Murders, and Project Runway.

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Associated Press, Dec. 5

Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity.

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IndieWire, Dec. 6

One of the most highly anticipated upcoming tentpoles officially has a cinematographer attached: Greig Fraser is set to work with Denis Villeneuve on his ambitious “Dune” remake.

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The Wrap, Dec. 4

Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, on Tuesday announced the museum’s first exhibitions planned for when it opens in late 2019. The museum’s inaugural exhibits will include a retrospective of the films of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and an “unprecedented exploration” of Black Cinema.

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Deadline, Nov. 4

Tyler Perry, who ran afoul of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA three years ago for casting non-union actors in his stage play Madea on the Run, now is casting non-union actors for Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – the eleventh show in the franchise, in which Perry once again will reprise his role as the title character.

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DGA, Dec. 1

A femme fatale seduces three men into an intrigue that will end with her death in Director Mathew Miguel Cullen’s new thriller, London Fields, The Director’s Cut.

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PGA, Nov. 29

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces today that celebrated producer and writer Kenya Barris will be honored with the 2019 Visionary Award. Barris will accept the award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by General Motors on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

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The Wrap, Nov. 28

For the first time in the history of Sundance’s U.S. dramatic competition, more than half of the films in the category this year will have a female director.

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Variety, Dec. 5

SAG-AFTRA has brought on Bryan Cranston to back its “Ads Go Union” campaign to persuade advertisers to stop using non-union actors. “Whether you’re working on a Broadway stage or a soundstage, actors need and should make a fair and decent wage. It’s only right and that’s why I’m standing with my fellow actors in supporting the Ads Go Union campaign,” Cranston said in a video unveiled Wednesday.

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The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 29

The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday announced that $1.7 million in university scholarships will be given to girls currently taking part in its Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, now in its ninth year.

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Motherboard, Nov. 29

Six years after massive online protests shuttered wide swaths of the internet, the music industry has renewed calls for internet filters in a bid to tackle copyright infringement.

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Broadway World, Nov. 29

SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President and New York Local President Rebecca Damon was among the labor leaders honored with the New York LaborPress Leadership Award yesterday. Damon was selected for her outstanding advocacy for SAG-AFTRA members and her longstanding dedication and support of the labor movement.

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Crimson White, Nov. 29

If there’s one thing Hollywood isn’t famous for, it’s embracing female creators with open arms. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, of the top-100 grossing films of 2017, women represented 8 percent of directors, 10 percent of writers and 2 percent of cinematographers.

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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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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.

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