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(Yahoo TV, Nov. 7)

Employees of Nickelodeon Animation Studios "strongly ratified" a new two-year contract between Nickelodeon and the Animation Guild, the guild announced Tuesday. The agreement was reached between representatives of the guild and the Viacom unit a week ago and was voted up at in-person meetings Monday.

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(SF Gate, Nov. 4)

SAG-AFTRA is heading to arbitration on behalf of Gabrielle Union and the rest of the “Being Mary Jane” cast.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 3)

Residual-type back-end remains the sticking point, and both sides have hardened their positions.

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(MovieWeb, Oct. 31)

Early next year, production starts on Disney and LucasFilm's long-awaited Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off, which has Alden Ehrenreich set to star as Han Solo, and Donald Glover recently signing on to play the iconic Lando Calrissian. While we wait for more cast members to come aboard, cinematographer Bradford Young recently teased that this spin-off will be quite different than any other Star Wars movie before it.

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(Deadspin, Oct. 28)

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has recently let go of five members of their broadcast crew in retaliation for union activities, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) alleges in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint.

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(Deadline, Oct. 27)

One of the expanded program’s specific goals was to induce TV shows to relocate here from other states, and by all accounts, it’s already been a major success.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 27)

Starz, set to merge with Lionsgate via a $4.4 billion deal, on Thursday posted sharply lower third-quarter earnings, despite higher revenues.

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(Deadline, Oct. 27)

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has called on the video game industry to return to the bargaining table to end SAG-AFTRA’s weeklong strike against 11 video game companies.

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(Deadline, Oct. 25)

The DGA has reached a tentative agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC on a new three-year network staff contract covering staffers and freelancers employed in news, sports and operations at the networks and at several of their owned local TV stations.

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(New York Magazine, Oct. 20)

This morning, a new study was released by the Economic Policy Institute that detailed new findings about the gender pay gap.

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(Quartz, Oct. 19)

Many of us grew up in a world in which mass media was uni-directional. We passively watched TV and movies, listened to music, and read newspapers and books without them interacting back.

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(Cartoon Brew, Oct. 19)

An effort to organize the artists at Burbank, California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union has gained momentum in recent weeks, according to a source inside the studio.

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(CNN, Oct. 19)

Chelsea Handler is throwing another dinner party on Netflix, but at this table, the main course is female empowerment.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 18)

Talks start in December to revise the current contracts, which expire June 30.

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(Visual News, Oct. 18)

The show’s storyline and character development are already somewhat of their own masterpieces, but in a new film essay by Celia Gómez, fans of the show are treated to the beautiful symmetry that can be found throughout the cinematography.

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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

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