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From Yahoo to Fox, Corporations Slash Workforces to Adapt

(Variety, Feb. 3)

More networks and more shows in the ecosystem only makes it that much harder to get any one of them to yield big profits.

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Network Pilot Season In a Frenzy Thanks to Cable and Digital Dealmaking

(Variety, Feb. 3)

The volume of pilot orders reflects each network’s needs, but the clear trend is that each is turning to trusted stars, showrunners and franchises.

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How YouTube Aims to Persuade Millennials to Pay for Programming

(THR, Feb. 3)

The video giant rolls out a slate of original web series launching Feb. 10 that it hopes will draw users to the new $10-a-month Red subscription service.

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Ryan Murphy Launches Foundation to Tackle Hollywood's Diversity Problem

(THR, Feb. 3)

Half, a foundation within his 20th Century Fox TV-based production company, aims to have 50 percent of all director slots on his shows filled by women, people of color and members of the LGBT community.

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NEVADA: Dying on the Job

(KNPR, Feb. 2)

The number of people working in Nevada has risen steadily since 2010, but the number of people killed on the job hasn’t.

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TPP: A New Low

(The Hill, Feb. 2)

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is worse than initially thought.

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Film Studio Scorecard: How Much Diversity Is There at the Very Top? (Chart)

(THR, Jan. 28)

There are more women than persons of color among the leading executives at the six majors.

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A California Film Tax Credit Helped 'Grease: Live!' Dance in L.A.

(LA Times, Jan. 27)

Paramount had applied last May for California's recently expanded tax credit program but was put on a waiting list.

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Lily Tomlin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at ICG Publicists Luncheon

(ICG600.com, Jan. 25)

The "Grandma" star will be honored on February 26 at the Beverly Hilton.

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Russia's Favorite Illicit Movie Websites Face Block as Netflix Looms

(Bloomberg, Jan. 25)

Russia is to block its largest movie-sharing websites -- including RuTracker.org, with 13 million users -- smoothing the path for legal alternatives such as Netflix.

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Academy Board Endorses Changes to Increase Diversity in Oscar Nominees and Itself

(NY Times, Jan. 22)

The board said its goal was to double the number of female and minority members by 2020.

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Experts Warn of Hawaii’s Thin Labor Market, but Says State Needs to Get “Realistic” About Expectatio

(Pacific Business News, Jan. 22)

While this number has grown in the past five years, what makes things difficult for the Islands is the majority of jobs added since 2010 are in the tourism industry.

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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016

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72nd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
San Diego, CA
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Aug. 5-7, 2016

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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.
 
Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at GoSpreadTheWord.com .

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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