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DGA President Paris Barclay Leads Guild’s Progress on Diversifying Workforce

(Variety, Feb. 5)

Barclay’s also pleased that overall gains in TV programming are translating to more money in the pockets of the 15,000 DGA members.


As Drone Use Takes Off on Film Sets, Concerns for Safety Arise

(Variety, Feb. 4)

On film sets, drones are steadily gaining altitude - with what aerial companies say are a tight set of controls over their use.


IATSE Protesters Descend On ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Screening At ArcLight

(Deadline, Feb. 3)

About 15 people chanted “Do right, ArcLight” during the noisy but peaceful demonstration, which drew police and onlookers.


Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

(Variety, Jan. 28)

22 top media executives address the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable.


Is TV Making Up for Lost Viewership by Stuffing More Ads Onscreen?

(Variety, Jan. 28)

Viacom boosting its ad load by 13% across its cable networks; A+E Networks increasing the number of commercials it runs by 10%; and Discovery Communications adding 9% more TV spots, according to research released Wednesday.


NEVADA: Union Leaders say They’re Braced for ‘War’ on Public Employees

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan. 27)

The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that “working families are under attack” by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.


Sarah Jones' Parents Unveil New PSA, Tell Sundance "Never Again, Never Forget"

(Deadline, Jan. 26)

Richard and Elizabeth Jones talk about the initiatives of their Sarah Jones Film Foundation going forward to raise awareness of safety on the set.


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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 )



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.

Click here to make your reservation.


2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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