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Filming in L.A. This Week: Sharon Stone's New 'Agent X,' 'The Fosters' and 'The League'

(LA Times, July 1)

Production activity increased 5% last week compared with the same week a year earlier, with the strongest gains in television.


SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deals With Chicago’s WBEZ, San Diego’s KPBS

(Variety, July 1)

Content creation professionals at Chicago Public Media have reached an agreement with management on their first union contract, covered by SAG-AFTRA.


Facebook Unveils First Way for Video Partners to Earn Ad Revenue

(Variety, July 1)

Social giant testing ‘suggested videos’ with video ads; partners include NBA, Hearst, Fox Sports, Funny or Die, Tastemade.


Obama Overtime Rule Scratches the Surface in Helping the Middle Class

(NY Times, June 30)

The rule would raise the salary threshold for workers to automatically receive time-and-a-half pay after working 40 hours in a week, lifting it from its current level of $23,660 to $50,440.


100K Arizona Workers Could See Salary Bump with Expanded OT Rules

(Tucson Sentinel, June 30)

The proposed rule would more than double the threshold at which a salaried worker has been ruled ineligible for overtime pay, from the current $23,660 a year to $50,440.


Paris Barclay Re-Elected President of Directors Guild

(Variety, June 27)

He’s said that he’s working toward expanding the DGA diversity provisions in TV to cover work in feature films.


'Diversity Doesn't Just Happen': Six Women in Film Discuss the Challenges Ahead

(LA Times, June 26)

When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation.


Can 20 Million YouTube Fans Make ‘Smosh: The Movie’ a Hit?

(NY Times, June 25)

A generation of Internet stars is making the leap to full-length feature films, with Hollywood betting their fans will follow.


How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker

(Huffington Post, June 23)

The history of the Fair Labor Standards Act shows that labor understands that we are all in this together, and if you're organized, you can make life better for all workers.


IATSE Launches Safety Hotline Program

(IATSE, June 22)

The IATSE Safety Hotline is meant as a safety net for when the employers' reporting plan breaks down.


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