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Jun 3 | Variety

Due to COVID-19, it was unclear when “Greyhound,” a World War II epic starring Tom Hanks, would ride into theaters.

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May 31 | Fstoppers

Episodic television budgets are on the rise, but more money is never enough. Award-winning cinematographer, Jeffery Waldron, tells how overcoming creative challenges onset can lead to beautiful solutions.

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May 25 | Deadline

As Hollywood works with the unions and guilds to safely resume television and film production business, there is much discussion over the desire to lessen crew density on sets versus the desire of the guilds to protect the jobs of members heading into a post-pandemic future.

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Ticket News | May 11

More than three dozen organizations representing several facets of the entertainment industry have banded together for a call to action from government leaders. 

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NBC News | May 11

As California moves to gradually reopen parts of its once-booming economy, Hollywood remains firmly closed.

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Deadline | May 8

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Women in Animation and the Animation Guild have joined forces to encourage equality and flexibility in the workplace and to support the animation community “as it navigates the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BBC | May 7

Some companies will not survive as a result, according to the head of the industry body Northern Ireland Screen.

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Variety | May 6

Leaders of entertainment industry unions are pledging to move as quickly as possible to re-launch production — as soon as they can do so safely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Deadline | May 6

The full reopening of the film and TV industry probably won’t be possible until a vaccine is developed to combat the coronavirus and testing and tracing of the virus’ spread are in place, according to David White, national executive director of SAG-AFTRA.

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Variety | May 5

The Variety Streaming Room will stream the first episode of its new virtual series “Rebooting The Entertainment Industry,” presented by PwC and Ad Council, on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 am P.T.

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Atlanta InTown | May 5

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a new relief fund for #GivingTuesdayNow, to support Atlanta’s independent creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Forbes | May 4

Five years of labor-management harmony at United Airlines UAL could be dissipating as the carrier’s largest union says it is moving towards a suit charging that management illegally plans to furlough workers on May 24 after accepting a CARES Act grant that forbids furloughs before Oct. 1.

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Apr. 28 | Deadline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and its Board Of Governors, meeting virtually, have approved  changes in the way films will be eligible for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards including lightening eligibility requirements for films debuting on streamers and VOD, as well as changes for some categories including broadening eligible voters in the International Film nominating process, and combining  Sound Mixing and Sound Editing into one. 

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Apr. 27 | Deadline

A coalition of industry unions and organizations is asking Congress to update a Regan-era tax benefit for workers in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been adjusted in nearly 35 years.

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Apr. 27 | Deadline

Tyler Perry has always been a maverick, rising from a struggling writer-performer to a film and TV mogul and studio owner.

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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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