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Variety | Sept. 15

Negotiations between the studios and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a “critical juncture,” the union’s president told members on Wednesday.

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Variety | Sept. 15

The Activist, a CBS series that had itself become the target of online activism in recent days, is being reconfigured in response to the firestorm of criticism, and will now become a one-time documentary special instead of a five-episode competition series, Variety has learned.

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Variety | Sept. 14

Each fall, as part of a long-held ritual, TV networks release dozens of new programs — and dozens of gimmicks, promotions, and marketing schemes to call attention to them.

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Jun. 3 | Variety

A look at the world building through the eyes of production designers. David Willson (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Martin Childs (“The Crown”) and Mark Friedberg (“The Underground Railroad”) break down how they crafted sets for their shows.

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Jun. 3 | Deadline

A recent membership survey conducted by the Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, found that 76.6% of respondents believe that discrimination occurs “often” or “sometimes” in the workplace.

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Jun. 2 | The Hollywood Reporter

With inflation hitting the U.S. economy at large, Hollywood is feeling the impact of it on its film and television production.

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Jun. 2 | Variety

Costumes for film and television can often become so iconic that they transcend the actors who wore them. Simply envision a blue, gingham pinafore and a pair of red shoes or a little black dress and a string of pearls: these costumes conjure characters well before the movie stars who played them.

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Jun. 2 | The Hollywood Reporter

Amid a wave of M&A fever, will Amazon’s $8.45 billion takeover of MGM prompt its Silicon Valley rival Apple to refresh its shopping list to include a Hollywood studio?

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Jun. 1 | Deadline

The Biden administration’s proposed funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is drawing rave reviews from the AFL-CIO’s Department for Professional Employees.

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Jun. 1 | Associated Press

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a 2018 state law imposing new restrictions on public-sector labor unions because the Republican-led Legislature had carved out police and firefighter unions from its tougher requirements.

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Apr. 26 | The Hollywood Reporter

In 1954, Gene Schwam was making $35 per week working for songwriter-turned-publicist Stanley Cowan (brother to legendary publicist Warren Cowan) and he figured if he was going to be broke, he might as well be working for himself.

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Apr. 26 | Los Angeles Business Journal

After the pandemic lockdown hit in March 2020, MarVista Entertainment shut down for more than four months.

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Apr. 23 | CNN

To the dismay of worker advocates in the United States and around the world, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama failed to unionize earlier this month, losing by a vote of 1,798 to 738.

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Apr. 23 | Shoot Online

In lieu of the traditional awards luncheon this year, the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) celebrated their 57 year history with a highlight reel spotlighting “Who We Are and What We Do,” and a fundraiser supporting the Local 600 Hardship Fund, raising over $60,000 between donations received from publicists, studios and awards sponsors.

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Apr. 22 | The Hollywood Reporter

A night shoot at the Chateau Marmont for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos was canceled just hours before production was to begin Thursday, April 22, when it ran afoul of a union picket line and a celebrity-fueled boycott movement.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2022 District 2 Convention will be held June 24-26 at the San Francisco Westin Hotel. As of this printing, the event is scheduled to be held in-person. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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