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Deadline, Jan. 1

If there is a common thread with all the reports that came out in 2019 about diversity in Hollywood, it would be that while there have been strides for representation for marginalized communities in film and TV, there is still a long way to go.

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Deadline, Dec. 30

Virtually every major U.S. entertainment company we speak with is thinking about how they can grow their international film and TV footprint, from Netflix to Cohen Media Group, WME to CAA, Anonymous Content to FilmNation.

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Backstage, Dec. 26

Eric Branco didn’t travel far to end up behind the camera. An actor-turned-cinematographer, he now wields his both-sides knowledge with unmatched precision.

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CNBC, Dec. 9

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has started a new investigation into Google’s labor practices..

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Backstage, Dec. 5

In Sam Mendes’ “1917,” in theaters Christmas Day, the fate of 1,600 soldiers comes down to a perilous mission carried out by just two of their brethren (played by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman)..

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IndieWire, Dec. 3

With testimonials from Kevin Feige, Keanu Reeves, Greta Gerwig, and many more, IndieWire celebrates 30 below-the-line artists shaping cinema today..

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BBC News, Dec. 2

Diversity has become a buzzword in the entertainment industries – and if there’s still debate about how much things are really changing, or if moves towards greater representation are too often mere lip service or box ticking, the diversity conversation is at least being had..

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LA Times, Dec. 2

A young girl dressed as a newsie walked up to Gov. Gavin Newsom at the California Democratic Party convention in Long Beach last month, handing him a copy of a paper with his image splashed across the front page..

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Variety, Dec. 2

With peak TV refusing to actually peak, the consistent influx of new television content not only brings with it new opportunities to tell female-centric stories, but also more chances for women to take pivotal production positions. .

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Deadline, Dec. 1

Stumbling from bad to worse, NBC now has a potential labor landmine under its feet with Gabrielle Union’s forced-march exit from America’s Got Talent..

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Washington Post, Nov. 29

Jimmy Hoffa used to say he’d be forgotten 10 years after his death. This was an uncharacteristically unintelligent judgment..

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Deadline, Nov. 27

With the end of the WGA’s current film and TV contract with AMPTP only five months away and no talks on the horizon, the TV studios are starting to prepare for a potential strike..

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KGOU, Nov. 20

Last week, hundreds of entertainment industry professionals attended Oklahoma's first-ever Film and Music Conference.

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IndieWire, Nov. 20

IndieWire reached out to the cinematographers whose films are in awards contention and among the most critically acclaimed films of the year to find out which cameras and lenses they used and, more importantly, why these were the right tools to create the visual language of their respective films.

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New York Times, Nov. 20

Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company.

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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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