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BBC News, Dec. 2

Diversity has become a buzzword in the entertainment industries – and if there’s still debate about how much things are really changing, or if moves towards greater representation are too often mere lip service or box ticking, the diversity conversation is at least being had..

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LA Times, Dec. 2

A young girl dressed as a newsie walked up to Gov. Gavin Newsom at the California Democratic Party convention in Long Beach last month, handing him a copy of a paper with his image splashed across the front page..

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Variety, Dec. 2

With peak TV refusing to actually peak, the consistent influx of new television content not only brings with it new opportunities to tell female-centric stories, but also more chances for women to take pivotal production positions. .

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Deadline, Dec. 1

Stumbling from bad to worse, NBC now has a potential labor landmine under its feet with Gabrielle Union’s forced-march exit from America’s Got Talent..

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Washington Post, Nov. 29

Jimmy Hoffa used to say he’d be forgotten 10 years after his death. This was an uncharacteristically unintelligent judgment..

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Deadline, Nov. 27

With the end of the WGA’s current film and TV contract with AMPTP only five months away and no talks on the horizon, the TV studios are starting to prepare for a potential strike..

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KGOU, Nov. 20

Last week, hundreds of entertainment industry professionals attended Oklahoma's first-ever Film and Music Conference.

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IndieWire, Nov. 20

IndieWire reached out to the cinematographers whose films are in awards contention and among the most critically acclaimed films of the year to find out which cameras and lenses they used and, more importantly, why these were the right tools to create the visual language of their respective films.

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New York Times, Nov. 20

Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company.

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Los Angeles Times, Nov. 20

As Hollywood’s major unions gird for potentially contentious contract negotiations with the major studios, streaming giant Netflix is moving to hash out its own labor deals that could give it a competitive advantage in the event of a strike.

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Deadline, Nov. 20

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment has launched its long-anticipated survey of industry workers to gauge the extent of harassment and abuse in the workplace.

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IndieWire, Nov. 19

Strolling about the 330 acres of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia is like stepping back in time.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nov. 18

Atlanta’s role in producing music stars and providing venues for hit movies is well-established.

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IndieWire, Nov. 16

Camerimage, the festival in Toruń, Poland dedicated to the art of cinematography, handed out its prestigious Frog prizes this evening.

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Deadline, Nov. 16

Joker lenser Lawrence Sher scooped the top prize this weekend at Camerimage, the Polish film festival dedicated to the art of cinematography.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2020 IATSE D2 Convention has been changed from an in person event to a virtual convention. Anybody who purchased airfare or hotel accommodations for the event should cancel them. Virtual sessions will be held Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. Details on the virtual convention will be sent to the Local Unions as soon as they become available. Please send questions to ebrown@iadistrict2.org.

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