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Times Union, Nov. 28

Roger Ailes might not always have been a household name during his time at Fox News, but many media commentators believe he changed the TV landscape forever. As the architect of the conservative cable news channel, Ailes created a beacon for what he deemed as an underserved news market. Now the world that Ailes created is the subject of a new documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes."


Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 27

Paramount and A24 agreeing to produce original films for the digital giants represents an about-face in the traditional pecking order and signals a major shift in the entertainment industry.


Variety, Nov. 26

The Writers Guild of America West has launched a campaign to urge its members to report companies when they are paid late and asked to work for free. The guild introduced the WGAW Start Button program on its website, enabling members to inform the guild when writers begin working on a step and when the draft is scheduled to be submitted…


The Guardian, Nov. 26

Between First Man, Beautiful Boy, Boy Erased and The Old Man & the Gun, Oscar-bait films with singular, male-referencing nouns in their titles are in season. Is it mere happenstance, a case of nominal fortuity, or does it suggest a more sweeping reappraisal of masculinity and boyhood in this year’s films? Well, a little bit of both.


The Wrap, Nov. 26

In the last four months, The Walt Disney Company has seen the exits of four prominent African-American executives, signs of rising competition in Hollywood for diverse talent in an industry long criticized as too white.


IndieWire, Nov. 26

In the year’s most audacious bid for Oscar recognition, trained cinematographer Alfonso Cuarón took the reins from three-time Oscar-winner Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki on Mexican Oscar entry “Roma,” with stunning results. /p>


AJC, Nov. 18

Georgia's top politicians tried to stem a revolt from some Hollywood executives who threatened to boycott the state's booming film industry after Brian Kemp won the race for governor, urging moviemakers not to take their frustration out on thousands of workers who depend on their investments.


Variety, Nov. 17

South Korean cinematographer Kim Ji-yong won the EnergaCamerimage fest top prize, the Golden Frog, on Saturday for the sweeping imagery of his Renaissance-era war story "The Fortress" by director Hwang Dong-Hyuk.


Variety, Nov. 16

Innovators from across film, television, and digital media gathered at Variety's Inclusion Summit Thursday to discuss the state of diversity and representation within the entertainment industry./p>


SB Nation, Nov. 15

It should have been an easy opportunity to show solidarity. It should have been a friendly, comradely way to unite against oppressive bosses. Instead, professional athletes from the various North American sports unions have, again and again, put themselves ahead of the striking Marriott hotel workers, and crossed the picket lines that were put up in early October 2018.


Global News, Nov. 15

A tentative deal has been reached between the City of Toronto-owned venue Exhibition Place and unionized stage workers, putting an end to the four-month lockout in sight./p>


The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 14

Director Antoine Fuqua, whose body of work includes "The Equalizer" 1 and 2, will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors' annual Filmmaker Award for his contributions to cinema, during the 66th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 17 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.


Deadline, Nov. 13

SAG-AFTRA, the WGA and the American Federation of Musicians have joined IATSE in offering financial relief to its members affected by the California wildfires. The actor and writer unions are directing its members to contact welfare funds established for emergencies like the ones facing many of their members across the state.


Filmmaker, Nov. 10

Susan Skoog's underappreciated teen drama Whatever opens on a moonlit image of two lovers on a field of grass, he on top of her, in what appears to be flagrante delicto - but which is revealed shortly after to be a train run on an unsuspecting teenage girl./p>


Deadline, Nov. 10

Producers Guild of America co-presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher opened the Guild's "Produced By: New York" conference with a chat that covered the shifting role of pitching and selling product today-a role that seems to be changing faster than the time it takes to log into Netflix.


Save the Date!
Aloha, Delegates!

The 75th IATSE District 2 Convention is going to Hawaii!

Where: Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9

Rooms starting at $295
Conference Rates Available 3 days prior and following the convention – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Call for group rates & reservations: (808) 921-4611 and mention IATSE District 2 Convention for your group discount

The hotel website is under renovation, and will not be available for bookings for this event.

For photos from last year’s D-2 convention, Click Here

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for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.

Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at GoSpreadTheWord.com.

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