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Deadline, Dec. 12

Four longtime SAG-AFTRA staffers – all women – have been promoted to executive director roles. Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, Beth Millman, Jennifer Gaudy and Lori Hunt have all been given the new titles and will report to Ray Rodriguez, the union’s chief contract’s officer.

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Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 12

Cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Medal. Nine technical achievements, represented by 27 individual award recipients including Pixar's Ed Catmull and ILM's John Knoll, will be honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Feb. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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Digital Journal, Dec. 12

Women In Media is hosting their annual holiday party at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles on December 15th, 2018 at 12pm. It will be a luncheon and panel Q&A toasting Shelby Stone (Producer), Karyn Kusama (Director), Camille Friend (Hair Department Head), and Quyen Tran (Cinematographer).

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IndieWire, Dec. 12

To hear Robbie Ryan tell it, he was “a glorified camera operator” on “The Favourite.” Shot entirely in natural light, director Yorgos Lanthimos was against his cinematographer cluttering the set with flags, bounce or diffusion in an effort to shape the light.

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Deadline, Dec. 10)

Legendary production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré, whose work appeared in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

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Variety, Dec. 9

As part of an overall push to bring Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” to awards season voters, Netflix’s “‘Roma’ Experience'” played host to guild and Academy members Sunday in Hollywood.

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Taos News, Dec. 6

The new governor wants to double New Mexico film and television production in two years. That's going to take some work. Or, if you ask certain folks in the state film business, it simply takes state government getting out of its own way.

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Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 6

Kathleen McGill and Mimi (Marian) Deaton will receive special DGA Awards for their contributions to the guild.

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Broadcasting Cable, Dec. 5

Currently working on his third feature film in Birmingham Alabama, sound engineer Nicholas L. Minter has an impressive lineup of television and film credits including Saints and Sinners 3, Mile 22, Rapture, Top Gear, Behind the Movement, Married to Medicine, Scared Famous, Spartan Race, Swamp Murders, and Project Runway.

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Associated Press, Dec. 5

Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity.

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IndieWire, Dec. 6

One of the most highly anticipated upcoming tentpoles officially has a cinematographer attached: Greig Fraser is set to work with Denis Villeneuve on his ambitious “Dune” remake.

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The Wrap, Dec. 4

Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, on Tuesday announced the museum’s first exhibitions planned for when it opens in late 2019. The museum’s inaugural exhibits will include a retrospective of the films of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and an “unprecedented exploration” of Black Cinema.

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Deadline, Nov. 4

Tyler Perry, who ran afoul of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA three years ago for casting non-union actors in his stage play Madea on the Run, now is casting non-union actors for Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – the eleventh show in the franchise, in which Perry once again will reprise his role as the title character.

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DGA, Dec. 1

A femme fatale seduces three men into an intrigue that will end with her death in Director Mathew Miguel Cullen’s new thriller, London Fields, The Director’s Cut.

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PGA, Nov. 29

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces today that celebrated producer and writer Kenya Barris will be honored with the 2019 Visionary Award. Barris will accept the award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by General Motors on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

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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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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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