District 2 represents 45,000 members across 49 local unions in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Click here for a full listing and contact information for our member locals.
The IA District 2 Membership booklet will give you a glimpse of the various skills covered by District 2 locals, and what the requirements are to join them.
WLKY, April 25
Many would be excited to hear a movie is being shot in Oldham County.
USA Today, Apr. 25
When you think about black people in Tudor times, what do you see? Do you picture them in 19th-century France? How about lesbians in Regency-era England? Can you imagine TV series about lesbian land owners, black noblewomen in the Tudor court or black officers in the French police? Well, this spring they're all here.
The Hollywood Reporter, Apr. 23
For years, some plaintiff-side litigators in Hollywood have complained that when it comes to arbitration, the cards are stacked in favor of big studios, which repeatedly use these alternative dispute-resolution forums. But in February, the tables turned when one JAMS arbitrator decided that not only did 21st Century Fox cheat the creative talent behind Bones out of tens of millions of dollars in profits, but that the fraud was so reprehensible that Fox should also pay an additional $128 million in punitive damages.
Variety, Apr. 23
Last year, CBS hired two white-shoe law firms to conduct an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by then-CEO Leslie Moonves, as well as broader cultural issues at CBS. Writing for Variety, Whitney Davis — a veteran of the company’s news and entertainment divisions — describes how the investigation prompted her to reconsider her nearly decade-and-a-half career at CBS.
Teen Vogue, Apr. 23
This latest chapter in Los Angeles’s colorful labor history is being written by, well, writers — specifically, screenwriters.
Broadway World, Apr. 18
Members of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday re-elected National Executive Director Chuck Parker and Associate National Executive Director dooner without opposition at the Guild's bi-annual general membership meeting.
Variety, Apr. 22
Brazil’s Ancine agency, its foremost public-sector source of film funding, has frozen all of its incentive programs, potentially near paralyzing new production in Latin America’s biggest film-TV industry.
Los Angeles Times, Apr. 19
On April 15, the European Council gave final approval to a new copyright law for the 28 member states of the EU. Brussels might seem very far away, but the changes in European copyright laws will be felt in Southern California — in our established entertainment industry, among the start-ups of Silicon Beach, and perhaps even by the Los Angeles Times.
Deadline, Apr. 18
Netflix is planning a major expansion of its New York City presence with a production hub that New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says will bring “hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.”
Where: Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9
Rooms starting at $295
Conference Rates Available 3 days prior and following the convention – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Call for group rates & reservations: (808) 921-4611 and mention IATSE District 2 Convention for your group discount
The hotel website is under renovation, and will not be available for bookings for this event.
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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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