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Hillary Clinton Gets IATSE Endorsement

(THR, Jan. 13)

The union says she was the only candidate who reached out to it.

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NEVADA: At Union Confab, All Eyes on 2016

(Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 13)

Union members from across the state came together Tuesday for a summit on the minimum wage hosted by the Nevada AFL-CIO.

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'Mad Max' Leads Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees

(THR, Jan. 13)

In the feature film categories, the post-apocalyptic action pic scored a leading three nominations.

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Wanda’s Legendary Buy Is Just the Beginning of China’s Investment in Hollywood

(Variety, Jan. 13)

Many media executives are certain it’s not long before a powerhouse Chinese company takes a large stake in one of Hollywood’s major studios, if not outright ownership of one.

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Hawaii Long-Term Health-Care Bill Serves as National Model

(The American Prospect, Jan. 12)

A coalition of retiree groups, labor unions, and religious organizations in Hawaii has been leading the public campaign for Hawaii’s new health care program.

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Study: Women Filmmakers Held Just 19 Percent of Top Behind-The-Scenes Jobs in 2015

(THR, Jan. 12)

A new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Films shows that female directors, writers, producers, editors and cinematographers made little progress during the past year.

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'Hateful Eight' Producer on Piracy: "Aspirin Ain't Curing the Plague"

(THR, Jan. 7)

Google and YouTube have the ability to create a vaccine that could eradicate the disease of content theft, says Richard Gladstein.

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Home Entertainment Sales Remain Stagnant

(NY Times, Jan. 6)

Total sales of films and television shows in home entertainment formats are still treading water, having risen less than 1 percent for the year, to about $18.1 billion in 2015 from about $17.9 billion in 2014.

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HAWAII: Hawaii Minimum Wage Workers Celebrate Pay Increase

(KITV, Jan. 3)

Thousands of workers are celebrating a pay increase of 75 cents in Hawaii’s minimum wage.

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Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dies at 85

(Variety, Jan. 2)

Over a period of five decades in Hollywood, his outstanding achievements included “Deliverance,” “Blow Out,” and such Robert Altman films as “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye.”

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Murray Weissman, Publicist With a Focus on Oscar Campaigning, Dies at 90

(NY Times, Dec. 30)

He was best known for having ushered in the era of focused campaigning for movie prizes, and particularly for Oscars.

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$40 Billion in Global Box Office? Thank China and 'Star Wars'

(LA Times, Dec. 30)

Nearly 73% of box-office revenue this year was generated outside the domestic market, up from 66% in 2010.

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Our Members
at Work

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We’ve gathered photos from our affiliates across District 2 – a display of our members on the job and on the picket lines from 2014. Click here for more pictures. (Requires PowerPoint Viewer )

Save the Date

IATSE District 2 Convention 2016

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73rd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
San Diego, CA
Aug. 5-7, 2016

Spread the Word for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and HealthyWomen 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 .

Injured or Sick and Need Help with the Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance in times of extreme need to people working in the entertainment industry. Many IATSE members have benefited over the years from this grant program.
 
If you are injured or sick and need assistance 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.
 
Feeling generous? Click here to donate .

2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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