Reel Chicago, Feb. 14
George Bogdanich’s 2019 documentary, "Betrayal: When the Government Took Over the Teamsters Union," alleges that former Chicago Teamster Bill Hogan and his family are victims of intimidation and fraud committed by the United States government.
New York Times, Feb. 14
When Amazon announced Thursday that it was abandoning plans for an additional corporate headquarters in New York, no one was more surprised than the union leaders who were in talks with the company the day before.
Variety, Feb. 8
When the American Society of Cinematographers was founded exactly 100 years ago, its mission was to help DPs share information about technical issues raised by nascent motion picture technology.
The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 7
In early 2003, the American Society of Cinematographers held the first meeting of its Motion Imaging Technology Council, made up of ASC members, associates and entertainment technology leaders.
IndieWire, Feb. 7
The Sundance Film Festival made enormous strides this year in terms of diversity, with 40 percent of the 112 films selected having been directed (or co-directed) by a woman, 36 percent by a person of color, and 13 percent by an LGBTQ filmmaker.
Deadline, Feb. 7
The WGA East, in its ongoing efforts to unionize digital newsrooms, has been recognized voluntarily by CBSN — an arm of CBS News — as the collective bargaining representative of the live-streaming news network’s 55 writers, producers and graphic artists.
Deadline, Feb. 6
IATSE’s ongoing labor dispute with Rhino Staging Northwest has spilled over to Michelle Obama’s book tour.
Film Rejects, Feb. 4
With its addition of more science fiction elements, "The Man in the High Castle" continues to surprise audiences.
The Wrap, Feb. 3
SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors has approved the union’s proposals for a new commercials contract, with negotiations set to begin on Feb. 20.
Variety, Feb. 1
Prop master Barry Bedig was literally born into the biz. Yet despite being the son of storied special effects man Sass Bedig (“The Godfather,” “Bullitt,” “The French Connection”), Barry’s youth was largely unaffected by Tinseltown’s glare.
The Guardian, Jan. 31
A student called Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been invited to dinner by the dean of Harvard Law School, along with the eight other women in her year.
Indie Wire, Jan. 30
In this first-look at a new Netflix FYC video, “‘Roma’: Capturing the Invisible Unknown,” director/cinematographer Alfonso Cuarón analyzes his black-and-white aesthetic, joined by DP Ed Lachman (Oscar-nominated for “Carol” and “Far From Home”).
Indie Wire, Jan. 29
IndieWire reached out to the cinematographers and directors behind the scripted narrative features premiering this week at Sundance to find out which cameras, lenses, and formats they used, and why they chose them to create the looks and meet the production demands of their films. Here are their responses.
LA Times, Jan. 27
In 2009, Cassandra Smolcic walked into Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., a wide-eyed intern with big dreams. Five years later she walked out a frustrated, disillusioned graphic designer — never to return.
Reel Chicago, Jan. 25
The Chicago Studio Mechanics Union Local 476 will begin instructing current and prospective members in the proper use of earth-moving equipment this summer.
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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