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Hollywood Applauds L.A. Crackdown on Civilian Drone Use

(THR, Oct. 15)

L.A. now prohibits flying an unmanned aircraft within five miles of an airport without permission, flying it 400 feet above the ground or within 25 feet of another person or flying beyond its operator's visual line of site.


Game On for SAG-AFTRA Members

(LA Times, Oct. 8)

Members of SAG-AFTRA, the union representing Hollywood actors and other performers, have voted overwhelmingly to give their leaders authority to call a strike on behalf of actors who work in the video game industry.


L.A. TV Production Spikes 12 Percent Thanks to New Tax Program

(THR, Oct. 15)

In May, the state replaced its old lottery with a new ranking system heavily based on a production's ability to create jobs and boosted annual incentives from $100 million to $330 million.


New TV Season Ratings Show Fewer Young Viewers Watching the Traditional Way

(LA Times, Oct. 10)

The numbers show that the launch of a heavily promoted fall season of new series and fresh episodes of popular favorites can no longer pull young viewers away from the video they watch on their gadgets.


With New Equal-Pay Act, Will Jennifer Lawrence Get Paid Like Bradley Cooper?

(LA Times, Oct. 8)

The California Fair Pay Act, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week, applies to businesses statewide but has particular resonance in Hollywood, where women have become increasingly vocal critics of the pay gap.


Doubts Circle Viacom, Vanguard of Yesteryear

(NY Times, Oct. 6)

Plaguing the company are persistent declines in television ratings, weak ad sales and a lackluster film slate.


Cinematographers Guild Hires Rebecca Rhine as its First Female Executive Director

(LA Times, Oct. 19)

The International Cinematographers Guild has tapped veteran labor official Rebecca Rhine to run the 7,700-member union.


Recent Ruling May Boost Cases for ‘Midnight Rider’ Plaintiffs

(Variety, Sept. 30)

Jones’ family settled litigation with the producers last year, but a key question is whether the OSHA fines and Calhoun’s conclusions could be introduced in remaining cases.


ICG Presents Emerging Cinematographer Awards

(THR, Sept. 28)

The Guild also honored its executive director, Bruce C. Doering, who plans to retire in December.


In Quest for Global Presence, Netflix Acquires Rights to 3 More Shows

(NY Times, Sept. 28)

Some media executives and industry analysts are growing skeptical that licensing shows to Netflix makes sense, because it can cannibalize traditional ratings and ad revenues.


HAWAII: Masons’ Union Members End Strike

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Sept. 24)

Approximately 600 members of the title setters union are back on the job this morning ending a three-day strike


Unions in Jeopardy

(The Nation, Sept. 24)

For decades, the Supreme Court supported rules to protect collective bargaining. That era is over.


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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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