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Box Office in China is Soaring to New Highs

(LA Times, June 5)

Moviegoers shell out $2.6 billion on tickets so far this year as multiplexes multiply.


10 TV series, pilot filming in California to get new production tax credits

(LA Daily News, June 3)

The 11 TV productions were chosen out of 37 that applied by what’s being called a jobs ratio protocol. That means they were ranked by wages to below-the-line workers in California and payments to vendors, among other criteria.


California Company pays Hawaii Workers $100k in Back Wages

(Pacific Business News, June 2)

After a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, a California-based ventilation and air-conditioning company paid 58 workers in Hawaii more than $99,000 in back wages.


California Rebounds Sharply in 2014 Feature Film Production

(Variety, May 28)

FilmL.A. said the 22 projects filmed in California in 2014 brought an estimated $1.11 billion in total production spending to the state, followed by $762 million in the U.K., $520 million in New York and $475 million in Canada.


Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

(THR, May 28)

Several options are on the table as Hollywood's hiring practices go under the microscope.


Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

(Pacific Business News, May 27)

Hawaii’s total labor force in April was 675,600, with 648,150 employed and 27,450 unemployed.


Arizona Job Growth: Want vs. Reality

(Eastern Arizona Courier, May 24)

The state is recovering from the recession at a rate slower than most others.


Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Reach Deal With Producers

(Variety, May 22)

The deal is along the same lines as the most recent agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, the WGA, and the IATSE, with unspecified annual wage hikes and an increase in contributions to the pension and health fund.


Nevada’s Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 7.1 Percent

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 20)

The work force grew by 5,000 people from March to April.


New L.A. Minimum Wage Unlikely to Have Much Impact for Entertainment Business

(THR, May 20)

Most workers are above even the new minimum wage, but PA’s and others might benefit.


Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival

(LA Times, May 20)

The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry. Theatrical viewing is central. The same deal makers have been attending for decades. Signs of the digital age are generally hard to come by.


Online Piracy Remains Multi-Hundred-Million-Dollar Business

(LA Times, May 19)

According to the report, titled "Good Money Still Going Bad”” piracy websites earn hundreds of millions of dollars a year in advertising revenue for the number of views and clicks they get.


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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 )

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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016


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.
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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.
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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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