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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.


Unions Protest Anti-Union Moves by KGW

(NW Labor Press, April 29)

Three local unions, including Local 600, held a public rally April 25 in Pioneer Courthouse Square to publicize their growing dispute with Portland’s KGW television station.


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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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