My Modern Met, Feb. 25
Cinematography—it’s a craft that cannot be overlooked when thinking about memorable moments in cinema.
Variety, Feb. 24
In the end, Oscar watchers and industry members all seemed relieved that all the categories were handed out on air, reversing the Academy’s original plan to present some categories during commercials.
The Wrap, Feb. 24
Women roared at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, picking up a record 15 trophies — the most in Oscar history. With 39 male winners this year, that means women earned nearly 27.8 percent of the statuettes handed out.
Teen Vogue, Feb. 23
Last year, the Academy Awards did something unprecedented: They nominated a woman for an Oscar in the cinematography category.
Axios, Feb. 22
In 2018, there were 20 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, the highest since 2007, per new Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Education strikes overwhelmingly dominated, and they show no sign of stopping in 2019.
New York Times, Feb. 22
It’s one of the most vexing challenges facing the labor movement: how to wield influence in an era increasingly dominated by technology giants that are often resistant to unions.
NPR, Feb. 21
Gains have been made for women and people of color who work in movies and TV, but the numbers remain a long way from proportionately reflecting the U.S. population, according to a new study from UCLA.
Deadline, Feb. 17
Tricky negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents have many writers considering their options.
IndieWire, Feb. 15
"Alita: Battle Angel" isn’t a movie set in the future that’s all about doom and gloom. Director Robert Rodriguez‘s grand spectacle tells a story with genuine warmth and kindness, thanks in no small part to the presence of actor Christoph Waltz.
Reel Chicago, Feb. 14
George Bogdanich’s 2019 documentary, "Betrayal: When the Government Took Over the Teamsters Union," alleges that former Chicago Teamster Bill Hogan and his family are victims of intimidation and fraud committed by the United States government.
New York Times, Feb. 14
When Amazon announced Thursday that it was abandoning plans for an additional corporate headquarters in New York, no one was more surprised than the union leaders who were in talks with the company the day before.
Variety, Feb. 8
When the American Society of Cinematographers was founded exactly 100 years ago, its mission was to help DPs share information about technical issues raised by nascent motion picture technology.
The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 7
In early 2003, the American Society of Cinematographers held the first meeting of its Motion Imaging Technology Council, made up of ASC members, associates and entertainment technology leaders.
IndieWire, Feb. 7
The Sundance Film Festival made enormous strides this year in terms of diversity, with 40 percent of the 112 films selected having been directed (or co-directed) by a woman, 36 percent by a person of color, and 13 percent by an LGBTQ filmmaker.
Deadline, Feb. 7
The WGA East, in its ongoing efforts to unionize digital newsrooms, has been recognized voluntarily by CBSN — an arm of CBS News — as the collective bargaining representative of the live-streaming news network’s 55 writers, producers and graphic artists.
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