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Dec 18 | Deadline

The long awaited and oft delayed opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is on the move again, shuttling to early Fall of next year and all due to continuing uncertainties about the state of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Dec 18 | The Hollywood Reporter

Amid the national reckoning over statues of figures whose histories are problematic, tributes to a number of entertainment industry names have been hit with calls for removal.

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Dec 17 | Variety

To say that 2020 has been a ground-shifting year, would be to minimize all of the profound sorrow, loss and upheaval that these past 12 months have sowed.

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Dec 16 | Broadway World

The senate held a congressional hearing on Tuesday regarding the need for relief for the live entertainment industry, CBS 42 reports.

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Dec 15 | Deadline

Anita Hill, chair of The Hollywood Commission, is praising the entertainment industry for embracing its role as a “world influencer” in advancing diversity and inclusion, but says that Hollywood can and must do better.

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Nov 18 | The Hollywood Reporter

The  IATSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has elected its  co-chairs, Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson, trustee of Local 764 (theatrical wardrobe); and Liz Pecos, president of  Local 48 (stage and picture operators).

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Nov 18 | Deadline

As television production continues to ramp up in Hollywood and coronavirus cases surge in America, Hunters and The Right Stuff are heading out West thanks to some generous tax credits from the state of California.

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Nov 17 | Deadline

IATSE is accusing Golf Channel of not providing adequate COVID-19 protections for crew members working on broadcasts of PGA and LPGA tour events.

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Nov 13 | The Hollywood Reporter

As the studios hold back their tentpole titles, countries with strong local industries — from Denmark and France to China and South Korea — have seen a box office bump for homegrown movies. 

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Nov 13 | The Hollywood Reporter

As the coronavirus outbreak bludgeons Hollywood with global travel restrictions, Alberta has rolled out rapid COVID-19 testing that has A-list stars now able to safely cross a closed U.S.-Canadian border and step onto a local film and TV sets in just two days.

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Nov 12 | Variety

The EnergaCamerimage cinematography fest, although moved online at the last moment owing to Poland’s new listing on Europe’s red zone of high COVID-19 infection rates, remains committed to honoring the finest in lensing from around the world, says Kazik Suwala, the org’s festival office director.

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Nov 11 | Deadline

Donald Trump was a showman whose election in 2016 was in part due to his fame from The Apprentice, but President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will come into office with much closer ties to the entertainment industry.

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Nov 11 | Backstage

If, in March 2020, you came across a video of Emmys being handed out by someone in a tuxedo-style hazmat suit to practically every cast member of a Canadian sitcom, you couldn’t have known what sort of dystopian hellscape you were witnessing.

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Nov 2 | SCV Signal

Hollywood North has become a common moniker of the Santa Clarita Valley in reference to the large amount of filming that takes place here.

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Nov 1 | Times Herald

Joann DeFrancisco is passionate about live music. Several years ago, she turned her love of music into a career, founding 513 Entertainment — a full service Montgomery County-based entertainment agency with a focus on music.

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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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