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Los Angeles Times, Nov. 20

As Hollywood’s major unions gird for potentially contentious contract negotiations with the major studios, streaming giant Netflix is moving to hash out its own labor deals that could give it a competitive advantage in the event of a strike.

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Deadline, Nov. 20

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment has launched its long-anticipated survey of industry workers to gauge the extent of harassment and abuse in the workplace.

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IndieWire, Nov. 19

Strolling about the 330 acres of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia is like stepping back in time.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nov. 18

Atlanta’s role in producing music stars and providing venues for hit movies is well-established.

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IndieWire, Nov. 16

Camerimage, the festival in Toruń, Poland dedicated to the art of cinematography, handed out its prestigious Frog prizes this evening.

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Deadline, Nov. 16

Joker lenser Lawrence Sher scooped the top prize this weekend at Camerimage, the Polish film festival dedicated to the art of cinematography.

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Variety, Nov. 16

A Netflix requirement that cinematographers capture films in HDR, or high dynamic range, has taken many by surprise, filmmakers say, but those at the 27th EnergaCamerimage festival in Poland seem increasingly accepting of the change.

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CNBC, Nov. 16

Members of the United Auto Workers have approved a new four-year deal with Ford Motor, the union announced Friday night.

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Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 03

Whereas the company is close to gender parity in the workforce, there is a wider divide when it comes to executives of color. As promised, WarnerMedia has published its internal diversity and inclusion data as part of its industry-first Production Diversity Policy.

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L.A. Times, Nov. 6

California’s high-profile farmworkers union endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris for president on Saturday, soon after her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders won the support of the national nurses labor group and Los Angeles teachers.

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News Shooter, Oct. 02

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has completed the construction of its new ASC ARRI Education Center. This comes as the ASC celebrates its 100th birthday.

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Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 02

Journalists and other employees at public media station WHYY have decided to unionize. More than 80% of the nearly 100 radio and television workers in the proposed bargaining unit have signed cards to join SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents National Public Radio and many of its local member stations around the country, the WHYY union said.

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Deadline, Oct. 1

The Television Academy revealed the recipients of the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards on Monday.

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Associated Press, Sept. 30

Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law.

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LA Times, Sept. 29

For nearly 18 months, California’s ambitious legislation curbing the use of independent contractors was the focus of noisy street protests, furious lobbying and fearful newspaper editorials.

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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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