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Deadline, Sept. 12

On the heels of J.J. Abrams taking over the directing reins of Star Wars: Episode IX, the final Skywalker family trilogy title will now open on Dec. 20, 2019 instead of May 24, 2019.

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Deadline, Sept. 12

When Master Of None and Fresh Off The Boat premiered, it seemed as though there was a renaissance when it came to the representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders on television.

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National Law Review, Sept. 11

Although certain industries are known targets for cyber attacks – healthcare, financial, government – cyber attacks pose a threat to all sectors.

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KABC, Sept. 10

As celebrations begin for Hispanic Heritage Month, Vista L.A. proudly celebrates Latino heritage and the people that positively affect our cultural, business and social landscape all year long.

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NY Post, Sept. 9

There is no escaping Donald Trump.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

Education has long been a hot button issue in the entertainment community and on Friday night a long list of heavy hitters, including Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper and Samuel L. Jackson came out to lend their support for the XQ Super School Live television special presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

“Saturday Night Live,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” were the big winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were handed out over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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(Forbes, Aug. 24)

I woke up with my body shaking. In San Francisco, land of the earthquakes, that's a big deal.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards, which will take place Nov. 5, will make a substantial contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, it was announced Thursday by Dick Clark Productions, which produces the event.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

If Hollywood makes a movie about the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, hopefully it goes more smoothly than 1998's American History X — a film that took the phrase "creative differences" to new extremes.

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(Philanthropy New York, Aug. 24)

Over the past year, Inside Philanthropy has drilled deep into entertainment industry giving. We've created profiles of over 85 top donors from both entertainment and media, and written scores of articles exploring what these folks are up to. Here are a few things we've learned.

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(CNN, Aug. 25)

Backed vocally by her "Shameless" co-star William H. Macy, last season Rossum sought and successfully secured equal pay for her tour de force performance on the show, becoming an inspiration for women in and out of the entertainment industry to do the same.

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(Variety, Aug. 24)

Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-AFTRA presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon.

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(Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23)

For all Hollywood's talk about diversity, the major broadcast networks have made little progress this year in hiring more women and minorities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and confirmed by the companies.

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(Variety, Aug. 23)

They're already home to two of Europe's most vibrant film industries. Now France and Britain are leading the way in the region in creating VR content.

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Save the Date!
Aloha, Delegates!

The 75th IATSE District 2 Convention is going to Hawaii!

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.

For photos from last year’s D-2 convention, Click Here

Spread the Word
for Women’s Health

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.

Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at GoSpreadTheWord.com.

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Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance by paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.

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