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(Quartz, Oct. 19)

Many of us grew up in a world in which mass media was uni-directional. We passively watched TV and movies, listened to music, and read newspapers and books without them interacting back.

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(Cartoon Brew, Oct. 19)

An effort to organize the artists at Burbank, California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union has gained momentum in recent weeks, according to a source inside the studio.

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(CNN, Oct. 19)

Chelsea Handler is throwing another dinner party on Netflix, but at this table, the main course is female empowerment.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 18)

Talks start in December to revise the current contracts, which expire June 30.

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(Visual News, Oct. 18)

The show’s storyline and character development are already somewhat of their own masterpieces, but in a new film essay by Celia Gómez, fans of the show are treated to the beautiful symmetry that can be found throughout the cinematography.

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(Below the Line, Oct. 17)

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) honored three student filmmakers at their annual student awards presentation, held at the organization’s clubhouse.

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(Deadline, Sept. 2)

Those figures include nearly 305,000 jobs in the core business of producing, marketing, manufacturing and distributing motion pictures and television shows.

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(Washington Post, Sept. 2)

Dispelling the arguments that anti-labor forces use to push forward their agenda.

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(The Atlantic, Sept. 1)

Blocked by lawmakers, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state will decide for themselves this November whether workers get a raise.

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(USA Today, Aug. 30)

The decline in union membership in recent decades has tamped down wage increases for nonunion workers.

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(Honolulu Civil Beat, Aug. 30)

The Hawaii Government Employees Association did well backing Democratic incumbents, but got mixed results in other races.

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(THR, Aug. 29)

The sequelitis virus infected a number of big-budget franchise installments, except for a precious few (think 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Finding Dory'), while horror also helped save the day and Disney dominated.

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(THR, Aug. 24)

It's "blatant discrimination," writes the union president and former 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star, who is pushing for a new law requiring casting websites to remove birthdays.

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(Huffington Post, Aug. 23)

And no, business groups and the GOP don’t like it.

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(Vox, Aug. 23)

The argument that unionization doesn’t affect academic freedom could end up with wide-reaching consequences.

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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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