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Apr. 9 | The Hollywood Reporter

A comprehensive look at what measures European countries have introduced to help film and TV companies and their employees hit by the virus crisis and lockdown regulations.

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IATSE News Release|Mar. 17

With thousands of entertainment workers displaced as a result of social distancing measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the IATSE General Executive Board approved $2.5 million in donations to three entertainment charities Tuesday. The funding will go to the Actors Fund, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and the Actors Fund of Canada.

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The Hollywood Reporter|Mar. 17

As Europe struggles to deal with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, governments across the continent are pushing for bailout and stimulus packages aimed at helping sectors including the entertainment industry that are suffering because of the pandemic.

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Fortune|Mar. 17

When the news broke that Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, Lili Bernard was on her way to the Echo Training Conference, which empowers trauma survivors and is led by one of the producer’s many victims, Louise Godbold.

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Washington Post|Mar. 17

Nearly every facet of the entertainment industry has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak as government officials limit large gatherings and encourage those who can to stay home.

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Variety|Mar. 16

After a tidal wave of more than 70 TV and film production shutdowns last week, Hollywood’s major players spent much of Monday sorting out the tricky question of how long crew members will be paid during the unexpected dark period.

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LA Times|Mar. 15

The International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, elected Emmy-nominated John Lindley as president of the union in a special vote held online to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

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Deadline|Mar. 14

Entertainment industry workers in California who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak are eligible to receive expedited unemployment benefits of up to $450 a week from the state’s Employment Development Department.

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The Chief Leader|Mar. 13

While firefighter-union leaders called the FDNY decision to order their members not to respond to medical emergencies that might be linked to coronavirus a prudent move to avoid infecting entire firehouses, Emergency Medical Service union officials said the decision made their case in recently begun contract talks for substantial pay raises for their troops.

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Variety|Mar. 13

The head of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has called for the federal government to provide relief for entertainment industry workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 26

Liu Yifei, star of Disney's live-action remake of Mulan, lives in Beijing, but she is originally from Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus.

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Albany Herald, Feb. 26

The Georgia General Assembly issued resolutions praising Georgians working in the state’s film and television industry, an honor that marks the release of a new book, “#WeAreGaFilm.”

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LA Times, Feb. 25

In a stunning move that marks the end of an era for one of the entertainment industry’s great corporate success stories, Bob Iger on Tuesday stepped down as chief executive of Walt Disney Co. after 15 years in the job.

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New York Times, Feb. 25

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is at once gravely disappointing and grimly satisfying.

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BIV, Feb. 25

It was a disheartening scene for Sharon McGowan’s students when she took her filmmaking class to the set of one Vancouver production.

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Book your reservation for the IATSE D2 Convention, October 23-25, 2020 at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square.

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End Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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