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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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(THR, Aug. 23)

Disney, LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. want the court to pause VidAngel's $1 movie rental service.

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(Phoenix Business Journal, Aug. 19)

Arizona has no tax incentives or state film office, but Phoenix alone had more than 400 projects that spent about $28 million in fiscal year 2016.

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(NY Times, Aug. 20)

A broad array of state-level citizen movements are pressing for reforms to give average voters more voice, make elections more competitive, and ease gridlock in Congress.

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(THR, Aug. 19)

Turning around ratings and ad momentum at key networks and boosting Paramount's financials are among the items on the to-do list, along with decisions on whether to sell a stake in the studio and recombine with CBS, as some suggest.

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(The Daily Beast, Aug. 19)

Teachers, IATSE stagehands, and countless others are helping the state recover when it almost seems like no one else will.

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(Variety, Aug. 19)

Over the past few months, Facebook has managed to surpass the domestic ad revenue of Comcast, CBS Corp., Disney, and 21st Century Fox.

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(Variety, Aug. 17)

The study, released Wednesday, found that 81% — or 619 of 863 — of all first-time episodic directors were male during a seven-year span.

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(NY Times, Aug. 17)

Unions are strong, and bring benefits that cocktail servers and hotel workers in other states can only dream of.

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(LA Times, Aug. 16)

Just as animation is becoming an increasingly lucrative medium, animators say their working conditions are worsening.

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(NY Times, Aug. 15)

A series of articles outlining potential measures that could bring about wage equality in the workplace.

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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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