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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

Education has long been a hot button issue in the entertainment community and on Friday night a long list of heavy hitters, including Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper and Samuel L. Jackson came out to lend their support for the XQ Super School Live television special presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

“Saturday Night Live,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” were the big winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were handed out over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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(Forbes, Aug. 24)

I woke up with my body shaking. In San Francisco, land of the earthquakes, that's a big deal.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards, which will take place Nov. 5, will make a substantial contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, it was announced Thursday by Dick Clark Productions, which produces the event.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

If Hollywood makes a movie about the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, hopefully it goes more smoothly than 1998's American History X — a film that took the phrase "creative differences" to new extremes.

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(Philanthropy New York, Aug. 24)

Over the past year, Inside Philanthropy has drilled deep into entertainment industry giving. We've created profiles of over 85 top donors from both entertainment and media, and written scores of articles exploring what these folks are up to. Here are a few things we've learned.

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(CNN, Aug. 25)

Backed vocally by her "Shameless" co-star William H. Macy, last season Rossum sought and successfully secured equal pay for her tour de force performance on the show, becoming an inspiration for women in and out of the entertainment industry to do the same.

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(Variety, Aug. 24)

Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-AFTRA presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon.

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(Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23)

For all Hollywood's talk about diversity, the major broadcast networks have made little progress this year in hiring more women and minorities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and confirmed by the companies.

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(Variety, Aug. 23)

They're already home to two of Europe's most vibrant film industries. Now France and Britain are leading the way in the region in creating VR content.

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What do you get when you pair up a living legend with a bunch of little kids? Comedy gold, if Netflix has its way.

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(Eweek, July 31)

Working IT in Hollywood is a stressful gig these days.

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(The Hollywood Reporter, July 27)

In its 74th year, the Venice Film Festival is once again debuting a slate of potential Oscar contenders from top directors, including George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo del Toro.

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(U.S. News, July 27)

Kerry Washington is being recognized by a national education organization for integrating LGBT activism into her film and television career. GLSEN announced Thursday that it will honor Washington with the Inspiration Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 20 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(The Hollywood Reporter, July 27)

A judge rejected the contention that master tapes belonged to the promoter who brought the band to the United States.

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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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