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NEVADA: Construction Workers Walk Off Tesla Job Site in Labor Dispute

(Las Vegas Sun, Feb. 29)

Hundreds of union construction workers walked off the job at Tesla Motors' battery manufacturing plant in northern Nevada on Monday to protest what union organizers say is the increased hiring of out-of-state workers for less pay.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Wins Top Prize at ICG Publicists Awards

(THR, Feb. 26)

Showmen of the Year awards went to FX’s John Landgraf and Open Road Film’s Tom Ortenberg.

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Publicists Guild Awards: Film Promoters Adjust to Cultural Changes as Large Campaigns Go Global

(Variety, Feb. 26)

Movie PR efforts have turned into vast strategic operations incorporating world travel and social media onslaughts.

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California Man Admits to Pirating 'The Revenant' and 'The Peanuts Movie’

(THR, Feb. 26)

An employee on a studio lot copied screeners of unreleased films onto a portable drive and uploaded them to a peer-to-peer site called Pass the Popcorn that allows users to download movies.

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NEVADA: Incentives Scorecard: Nevada a Safe Bet for Production Perks

(Variety, Feb. 25)

A 15% transferable tax credit for all production costs, as well as other bonuses for qualifying projects, are among the perks for productions shooting in the state.

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Viacom Exploring Sale of Minority Stake in Paramount Pictures

(LA Times, Feb. 24)

Opening the door to a possible break up of the media giant.

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Costume Designers Guild Awards: 'Mad Max', 'Danish Girl' & 'Beasts Of No Nation' Take Film Nods

(Deadline, Feb. 23)

Mad Max, which won for Excellence in Fantasy Film, and Danish Girl (Period Film) are among the Costume Design Oscar nominees this year.

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Study Finds 'Inclusion Crisis' at Hollywood Studios

(LA Times, Feb. 22)

USC researchers concluded that women, ethnic minorities, and gay, lesbian and transgendered people were excluded at all levels of the industry, thereby creating an "epidemic of invisibility."

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SAG-AFTRA, Ad Industry Begin Commercials Negotiations

(THR, Feb. 17)

Talks begin in New York ahead of a March 31 contract expiration.

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'Midnight Rider,' Two Years Later: Sarah Jones' Family Launches Safety Campaign

(Variety, Feb. 17)

The Sarah Jones Film Foundation, set up by Jones' family, is calling for the moment of silence as part of its Safety for Sarah campaign, one of a series of initiatives to boost on-set safety.

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Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: The Winners List

(THR, Feb. 20)

'Mad Max' tops the feature competition with two trophies.

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HAWAII: Labor Leader, Former Lawmaker David K. Trask Jr. Dies

(KHON, Feb. 19)

Trask was also a former Maui representative, and those who knew him say he was an advocate for Hawaii’s working class.

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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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