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(Adweek, July 26)

It's a partnership of more than 60 organizations that includes the CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Disney and the Interactive Advertising Bureau. You can talking about wanting a more inclusive media and entertainment scene, or you can work to create a more inclusive media and entertainment scene. Today, more than 60 organizations joined together and announced their plan for doing just that with the introduction of the Creative Thread Foundation.

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(Press Republican, July 24)

More than three dozen movie and television productions benefited in the first quarter of this year from New York's generous film tax-credit program.

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(LA Times, July 24)

“Captain Marvel,” the upcoming superhero movie starring Brie Larson as the title character, will receive more than $20 million in tax credits to film in California, making it the first Marvel Comics movie to shoot primarily in-state since 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

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(Deadline, July 21)

Former FBI special agent Tim Clemente and his associates at XG Productions have worked on more than 100 true-crime shows for Bellum Entertainment, serving as on-air experts on shows like It Takes a Killer, I Married a Murderer and Corrupt Crimes. But Clemente says he and his colleagues – all former law enforcement officials – are through working for Bellum until they get paid the $50,000 they’re owed in back wages.

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(Deadline, July 21)

On Comic-Con’s opening night, the must-see movie footage was New Line Cinema’s It, a buzz film the studio is so bullish on that it has practically green-lit the sequel being written right now.

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(Deadline, July 20)

Matt Loeb, running unopposed, was re-elected to a four-year term as president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees today at the union’s 68th Quadrennial Convention in Hollywood, FL.

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(Variety, June 5)

Entertainment industry production payroll specialist Indiepay has rebranded itself as GreenSlate, unveiling enhanced payroll and accounting software, Variety has learned exclusively.

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(Deadline, June 5)

Peter Jackson’s WingNut Film Production used the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today to unveil the first look at what’s in the works at its WingNutAR augmented reality division.

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(Deadline, June 5)

PHD, a one-stop shop “collective” founded by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes, Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan, has been launched in Los Angeles.

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(Advocate, June 4)

“Wonder Woman” has made herstory.

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(Variety, June 4)

The Dark Overlord is back: The hacker who previously leaked almost the entire fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” targeted ABC with a new leak Sunday night, apparently releasing eight episodes of the network’s still-unaired show “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” on The Pirate Bay.

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(Digital Journal, June 3)

It was a ‘who’s who’ in animation and visual effects during the sixth annual Open House at Exceptional Minds vocational school and working studio for young adults with autism, where notables from the entertainment industry gathered to celebrate an exceptional group of young visual effects artists and animators.

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(The Hollywood Reporter, June 1)

On Election Day, House of Cards was filming the third-to-last episode of its fifth season, which dropped in full on Netflix Tuesday.

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(Deadline, May 31)

The California Assembly has voted 73-0 to approve legislation that would boost funding for entertainment industry job-training programs.

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(IGN, May 25)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Jensen, the cinematographer for Wonder Woman.

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