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Forbes, Jan. 02

I spoke with Tom Cross, editor of First Man, The Greatest Showman, Whiplash, and La La Land, about the subtle art of editing. How would you describe your role to someone who doesn't understand the importance of the edit? Half of my job is to distill the purest, most efficient, and most artistic version of the director’s vision. It’s about protecting great performances and making sure they are emotionally seamless.

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Labor Press, Dec. 27

Every year, the union performers in the Portland SAG-AFTRA local gather at the Lake Theater in Lake Oswego to watch their union’s televised annual awards event. This year, the event is open to all local union members and supporters and is doubling as a fundraiser for local SAG-AFTRA president Robert Blanche, who’s fighting for his life after a double lung transplant./p>

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(Variety, Dec. 14)

CBS Corp. said Friday it would award $20 million that was originally earmarked for severance for its former CEO, Leslie Moonves, to 18 different organizations that work to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.

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(Washington Post, Dec. 13)

For a group of people who communicate with the public professionally, the entertainment industry has a disconcerting tendency to shoot itself in the collective foot.

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New York Times, Dec. 11

“Trolls.” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” “Moana.” “Inside Out.” “Wonder Woman.” All were global box-office hits that had women in leading roles.

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New Orleans Advocate, Dec. 12

The state's film industry supports more than 14,000 direct and indirect jobs, with an average salary of $63,000 per year, according to the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association.

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Florida Phoenix, Dec. 12

Eight years ago, Florida kicked off a program to try to attract the film industry – and the jobs and publicity that come with it – to the Sunshine State.

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Deadline, Dec. 12

Four longtime SAG-AFTRA staffers – all women – have been promoted to executive director roles. Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, Beth Millman, Jennifer Gaudy and Lori Hunt have all been given the new titles and will report to Ray Rodriguez, the union’s chief contract’s officer.

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Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 12

Cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Medal. Nine technical achievements, represented by 27 individual award recipients including Pixar's Ed Catmull and ILM's John Knoll, will be honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Feb. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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Digital Journal, Dec. 12

Women In Media is hosting their annual holiday party at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles on December 15th, 2018 at 12pm. It will be a luncheon and panel Q&A toasting Shelby Stone (Producer), Karyn Kusama (Director), Camille Friend (Hair Department Head), and Quyen Tran (Cinematographer).

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IndieWire, Dec. 12

To hear Robbie Ryan tell it, he was “a glorified camera operator” on “The Favourite.” Shot entirely in natural light, director Yorgos Lanthimos was against his cinematographer cluttering the set with flags, bounce or diffusion in an effort to shape the light.

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Deadline, Dec. 10)

Legendary production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré, whose work appeared in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

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Variety, Dec. 9

As part of an overall push to bring Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” to awards season voters, Netflix’s “‘Roma’ Experience'” played host to guild and Academy members Sunday in Hollywood.

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Taos News, Dec. 6

The new governor wants to double New Mexico film and television production in two years. That's going to take some work. Or, if you ask certain folks in the state film business, it simply takes state government getting out of its own way.

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Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 6

Kathleen McGill and Mimi (Marian) Deaton will receive special DGA Awards for their contributions to the guild.

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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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