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NY Times, Aug. 9

When the trailer for the new Netflix series “Insatiable” arrived in July, it was met with fierce criticism on social media and elsewhere; a Change.org petition calling for it to be pulled from release has over 200,000 signatures as of this writing.

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Variety, Aug. 8

In an industry that has long relied on apprenticeship programs to pass down skills from one generation to the next, the breakdown of the old studio system — along with the growing itinerant nature of below-the-line employment — have posed new challenges to the transfer of knowledge to younger artisans.

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Variety, Aug. 8

In five years, nothing has changed. Despite open calls for greater diversity and inclusion, recent research shows that there was little change in the number of characters with disabilities in popular films in 2017.

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Deadline, Aug. 7

Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 has won a $200,000 grievance settlement against HBO’s Big Little Lies. The money is being paid out to the dozens of transportation drivers who worked on the first season of the Emmy-winning limited series.

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IndieWire, Aug. 3

The Television Academy has revealed which awards will be handed out during the Primetime Emmys ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17 — and, well, it’s a lot. As usual, 26 awards will be handed on the telecast. That’s two more than the Oscars, which handed out 24 during this year’s show.

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LA Times, July 31

Despite women and people of color at the helm of high-profile successes like "Black Panther," "Get Out," "Girls Trip" and "Wonder Woman," a new study has found that diversity of representation among Hollywood films remains largely unchanged from a decade ago.

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Variety, July 31

The LA Film Festival has placed a heavy emphasis on diversity in its competition film slate, with 42% of the films directed by women and 39% helmed by people of color.

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The Stage, Aug. 2

The entertainment industry has been raising awareness of the issue of mental health among its workforce of late.

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Variety, Aug. 5

At the Motion Picture & Television Fund's "Deal With It" women's conference on Sunday, the wave of sexual harassment and abuse allegations that has consumed Hollywood over the last year took center stage.

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ABC News, July 19

When Cait Cortelyou first began developing her film, "Ask for Jane," about the pre-Roe v. Wade underground abortion network called the Jane Collective, it was before the 2016 election

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Huffington Post, May 30

Alicia Rodis had her first kiss on stage when she was 15. …As an aspiring actress, Rodis was happy to take the roles she was offered, including those that required engaging in and acting out intimate scenes with strangers.

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Animation Magazine, May 30

In a history-making move, The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 — the trade union which represents animation artists in Los Angeles — has taken extensive action against The Loud House creator Chris Savino over the allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment which lead to his dismissal from Nickelodeon.

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Variety, May 30

Lionsgate has taken a majority stake in management-production powerhouse 3 Arts Entertainment, a deal that reflects in the entertainment industry’s push to marry premium content providers with global distribution assets.

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Broadway World, May 29

Throngs of nominees and film aficionados poured into Downtown Los Angeles' South Park Center last week for the 5th Annual Best of NFMLA Awards Show, presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.

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Hollywood Reporter, May 27

The end credits for Solo: A Star Wars Story list Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as executive producers on the project; of course, less than a year ago, they were still in the director’s chair before being fired.

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74th Annual IA District 2 Convention June 8, 2018 in Las Vegas

Date: June 8-10, 2018
Where: At the beautiful Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas

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