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The American Prospect, May 21

For more than a quarter century, the American labor movement has been struggling to convince Democrats of the value of unions and the crucial role they play in the struggle for social and economic justice.


WLKY, April 25

Many would be excited to hear a movie is being shot in Oldham County.


USA Today, Apr. 25

When you think about black people in Tudor times, what do you see? Do you picture them in 19th-century France? How about lesbians in Regency-era England? Can you imagine TV series about lesbian land owners, black noblewomen in the Tudor court or black officers in the French police? Well, this spring they're all here.


The Hollywood Reporter, Apr. 23

For years, some plaintiff-side litigators in Hollywood have complained that when it comes to arbitration, the cards are stacked in favor of big studios, which repeatedly use these alternative dispute-resolution forums. But in February, the tables turned when one JAMS arbitrator decided that not only did 21st Century Fox cheat the creative talent behind Bones out of tens of millions of dollars in profits, but that the fraud was so reprehensible that Fox should also pay an additional $128 million in punitive damages.


Variety, Apr. 23

Last year, CBS hired two white-shoe law firms to conduct an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by then-CEO Leslie Moonves, as well as broader cultural issues at CBS. Writing for Variety, Whitney Davis — a veteran of the company’s news and entertainment divisions — describes how the investigation prompted her to reconsider her nearly decade-and-a-half career at CBS.


Teen Vogue, Apr. 23

This latest chapter in Los Angeles’s colorful labor history is being written by, well, writers — specifically, screenwriters.


Broadway World, Apr. 18

Members of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday re-elected National Executive Director Chuck Parker and Associate National Executive Director dooner without opposition at the Guild's bi-annual general membership meeting.


Variety, Apr. 22

Brazil’s Ancine agency, its foremost public-sector source of film funding, has frozen all of its incentive programs, potentially near paralyzing new production in Latin America’s biggest film-TV industry.


Los Angeles Times, Apr. 19

On April 15, the European Council gave final approval to a new copyright law for the 28 member states of the EU. Brussels might seem very far away, but the changes in European copyright laws will be felt in Southern California — in our established entertainment industry, among the start-ups of Silicon Beach, and perhaps even by the Los Angeles Times.


Deadline, Apr. 18

Netflix is planning a major expansion of its New York City presence with a production hub that New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says will bring “hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.”


Rutgers Daily Targum, Apr. 18

The state of this nation is intertwined with the state of unions. Societal progress is won and lost by the unions of America.


Variety, Apr. 17

What if you could return to a time in your childhood and relive your life from that point knowing what you know now?


Daily Bruin, Apr. 17

With characters traversing the spectrum between the human and the supernatural, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” was an opportunity for Michael Goi to create a visually unstable landscape.


Studio Daily, Apr. 16

Cinematographer Matthew Libatique got a warm welcome from a big crowd at NAB, where conference-goers took time off from the show floor to line up for a career-spanning Q&A with the DP and ICG Magazine Executive Editor David Geffner.


Variety, Apr. 1

In the era of “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” it’s clear that Hollywood has finally begun to prioritize making entertaining, big-budget films that acknowledge the cultural diversity of U.S. moviegoers. A 2017 CAA study found that across every budget level, films with diverse casts outperformed films with less diversity, and nonwhite moviegoers now account for half of all tickets sold in the U.S.


IATSE D2 Convention

The 2020 IATSE D2 Convention has been changed from an in person event to a virtual convention. Anybody who purchased airfare or hotel accommodations for the event should cancel them. Virtual sessions will be held Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. Details on the virtual convention will be sent to the Local Unions as soon as they become available. Please send questions to ebrown@iadistrict2.org.

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