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Feature Film Directors Overwhelmingly Are White Men, Says DGA Report

(THR, Dec. 9)

Little diversity is found in the feature arena, echoing the findings of a DGA TV report earlier this year.

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Major Brands Including Walmart, Allstate Sign 'Anti-Piracy Pledge'

(Variety, Dec. 8)

The major brands, which also include Intel, Unilever, Dole Packaged Foods and American Express, have committed to hiring a service that specializes in cutting off ad placement on piracy sites.

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Digital Ad Spending Expected to Soon Surpass TV

(NY Times, Dec. 7)

TV will account for 38.4 percent of the $503 billion global ad market this year and will drop to 38 percent of the market in 2016.

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NEVADA: Workers At Donald Trump's Las Vegas Hotel Vote To Unionize

(Huffington Post, Dec. 7)

The unions reported the election result in a press release Monday, but the National Labor Relations Board still needs to ratify it.

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YouTube Pursues TV/Movie Streaming Rights to Rival Netflix

(Etcentric, Dec. 4)

YouTube executives are leveraging the relationships of parent company Alphabet’s Google Play to set up meetings with Hollywood studios and production companies.

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Nelson Coates Elected Art Directors Guild President

(THR, Dec. 4)

He succeeds Mimi Gramatky. Also elected for three-year terms are Patrick DeGreve as vp, Oana Bogdan as treasurer and Thomas Wilkins as secretary.

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TV's New Dilemma: Do Digital Dollars Point To a Diminished Future?

(THR, Dec. 3)

"Stop putting precious content on these platforms," argues an analyst as Disney, Time Warner and others debate the pros and cons of lucrative streaming deals.

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In a Departure, SMPTE Taps a ‘Creative’ As Its Next Standards Chief

(Variety, Dec. 3)

Studio vet Howard Lukk takes leadership role at engineering organization.

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IATSE 849 Wins NS Labour Board Decision Against Egg Films

(IATSE, Nov. 25)

The latest Labour Board decision affects Egg’s refusal to bargain a collective agreement with IATSE Local 849, resulting in a lockout of union employees which began in March of this year.

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MPAA Wins Injunction, Default Judgment Against MovieTube

(Variety, Nov. 24)

The once-popular streaming service that shut down last summer suffered another loss in court.

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Art Directors Guild Sets Trio For Lifetime Achievement Award

(Deadline, Nov. 24)

The Art Directors Guild has announced three recipients for its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. William J. Newmon II, Hollywood’s first African-American set designer, will be honored along with Oscar-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw and scenic artist Bill Anderson.

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NEVADA: Ballot Proposal Seeks to Raise Nevada Minimum Wage to $13

(KOLO, Nov. 24)

Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance. The measure would bump the rate to $9.25 an hour in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024.

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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016

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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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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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