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As Deaths Rise on Reality TV, Film Sets, Many Blame Need to Get 'Dramatic Footage’

(LA Times, March 11)

Unscripted action adventure shows have become a staple of the entertainment industry, and the helicopter collision that claimed 10 lives this week on a set in Argentina underscored the risks in reality television.


Paramount Pictures Undergoes Round of Layoffs

(THR, March 11)

The studio laid off 30-40 employees as part of Viacom's current restructuring.


NTSB to Hold Forum on Railroad Trespassing After ‘Midnight Rider’ Guilty Pleas

(Variety, March 11)

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said that they would hold a forum on March 24-25 on the dangers of trespassing on railroad property.


HBO Now Stand-Alone Service Shakes Up TV Industry.

(LA Times, March 10)

HBO Now marks the first time the premium cable network will be offered directly to customers.


'Midnight Rider' Director Randall Miller Pleads Guilty in Train Death

(LA Times, March 9)

Randall Miller received two years in Wayne County jail, the rest on probation in which he can't handle film crews.


HAWAII: Living Hawaii: Can We Overcome the Problem of Low Salaries?

(Honolulu Civil Beat, March 9)

The cost of living, relatively low pay and workplace challenges raise questions about why professionals decide to work in the islands.


Louis C.K. Not Laughing Over Pension Fund Ruling

(CNN Money, March 6)

After a New York judge ruled the comedian is a full-time editor, the FX star owes much larger payments to a union health and pension funds.


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District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!


Save the Date!
July 10-12, 2015

District 2 is holding its 2015 convention at the beautiful Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, located directly on Waikiki Beach. Convention dates are July 10-12, 2015. We hope all of the Districts delegates can join us in laying out the course for the upcoming year.

Special IA District 2 group room rates of $295 are available for three days prior and three days after the convention subject to room availability. Bring the family. Make your reservations soon! Cutoff date is June 10, 2015.

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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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