(West Hawaii Today, June 17)
May’s unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was down from 4 percent in April and 5.4 percent in May 2015.
(NY Times, June 17)
The state is the latest from across the country to add licensing requirements for a bewildering variety of jobs, requiring months or years of expensive education, along with assessing costly fees.
(THR, June 16)
The merger will create one of the largest payroll-services companies in Hollywood.
(THR, June 16)
A judge figures out the meaning of "producer" and "employer" in Hollywood.
(AFL-CIO, June 16)
The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the federation represents.
(Variety, June 15)
The state was the leading site for major feature films with 19 of the top 109 projects, according to a new FilmL.A. study.
(Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 15)
Payrolls dropped by 3,800 from April, marking the largest monthly jobs decline since September 2010.
(Reno Gazette-Journal, June 13)
Nearly 93 percent of dads with children under 18 were employed in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(Deadline, June 13)
The 11 approved TV projects will generate around $464 million in direct in-state spending, including $171 million in wages to below-the-line crew members, according to the CFC.
(THR, June 10)
Warner, Fox and Disney want an injunction against VidAngel, which sells films for $20 before buying them back for $19.
(LA Times, June 8)
SAG-AFTRA said that long hours, coupled with the need to record loud and strenuous noises such as violent screaming and inhuman voices, were damaging the vocal cords of its members.
(Variety, June 8)
A Variety investigation into new scripted shows for the 2016-17 season reveals that 90% of showrunners are white, and almost 80% are male.
(Variety, June 8)
The merger, announced Wednesday by SAG-AFTRA, comes four years after members of SAG and AFTRA voted to unite their separate unions, creating SAG-AFTRA. The new plan will go into effect at the start of 2017.
(EtCentric, June 7)
Delays hurt aftermarket sales, which often account for the lion’s share of a movie’s revenue, mainly because it opens the door for piracy.
(Deadline, June 5)
"Her death is empowering crews to say something if they see something,” said Legendary Entertainment VP of Production Safety Jim Economos at the Produced By Conference in L.A.
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Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9
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