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HAWAII: DBEDT Forecasts Stable Growth for Hawaii Economy

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Feb. 27)

The state said Friday in its quarterly forecast that a stronger U.S. economy and improving labor market will provide the catalyst for the growth.


Why the FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote Matters to Hollywood

(Variety, Feb. 25)

The FCC’s proposed tough regulatory approach could impact Hollywood in two key areas: the pathways consumers take to receive programming, and the price they pay for it.


Diverse Casts Deliver Higher Ratings, Bigger Box Office: Study (Exclusive)

(THR, Feb. 25)

Audiences want more ethnic representation, a new UCLA study shows.


IATSE Will Implement Industrywide Safety Hotline

(Deadline, Feb. 23)

This follows two other attempts to provide an easier means to report safety violations or unsafe working conditions.


CALIFORNIA: L.A. Mayor Garcetti Debuts New Film Marketing Effort

(LA Times, Feb. 21)

Called "Greenlight Hollywood," the campaign will target the greenlight committees of major studios and talent agencies, managers and financiers to promote Los Angeles as a film destination.


‘The Interview’ Takes Top Prize at Publicists Awards

(THR, Feb. 20)

Showmanship Awards were presented to Bob and Harvey Weinstein and to Ted Sarandos.


Smartphone Photography Makes Life Hard for Unit Publicists

(Variety, Feb. 19)

Cast and crew can now take pictures on set and immediately leak the images on social media, spoiling the studios' PR campaigns


NEVADA: Can Labor Survive Nevada's Republican Party?

(The Atlantic, Feb. 18)

For the first time in decades, the GOP controls the state's assembly, the senate, and the governor's mansion—and they're targeting unions.


‘Midnight Rider’ Accident Still Resonates One Year Later

(Variety, Feb. 18)

Such improvements as a pair of new safety apps, as well as more sets incorporating safety guidelines on call sheets have increased awareness of safety on set.


ARIZONA: Arizona’s Economy Poised to Warm Up in 2015, Reports Say

(Arizona Republic, Feb. 16)

Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, sees Arizona's economy advancing 3.5 percent in 2015, beating expected U.S. growth of 3.1 percent.


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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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