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In Addition to Fighting Jam, Local Stagehands Also Organizing at Live Nation’s Aragon Ballroom

(WBEZ, Nov. 20)

The Chicago-based union filed a petition against the concert monopoly the same day it lodged its complaint against the Riv, but withdrew when Live Nation agreed.


Why Forbes Projects Arizona to Lead U.S. in Job Growth

(AZ Central, Nov. 18)

The magazine in October used forecasts from Moody’s Analytics to call Arizona one of the “brighter spots in a slumbering U.S. economy thanks in part to renewed migration.”


'Marco Polo,' 'Gotham' Lead ASC Cinematographers TV Awards Nominations

(THR, Nov. 18)

'Game of Thrones' and 'Blindspot' are also among the nominees from the American Society of Cinematographers.


Death on a Movie Set: 5 Ways the 'Midnight Rider' Tragedy Changed Hollywood Safety

(THR, Nov. 18)

Camera operator Sarah Jones' tragic accident was a wake-up call that inspired safety apps and even encouraged film crews to call the first shot of each day "the Jonesy."


NEVADA: Las Vegas Paychecks Grow; Some can Anticipate Raises

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nov. 15)

Buoyed by a growing economy and snugger labor force, the average weekly wages for Nevada rose 2.5 percent from $833 to a record $854 for the second quarter, the most recent period available.


Hawaii Labor Officials Say Contractors at Ala Moana Center's Ewa Wing Violated State Labor Laws

(Pacific Business News, Nov. 13)

At least seven contractors involved in the project are said to have violated state labor laws by not providing temporary disability and prepaid health insurance to their workers.


Should Viacom Sell Paramount? Anemic Movie Slate Weighs Down Company

(LA Times, Nov. 12)

After the company closes the books on a bruising financial year, CEO Phillippe Dauman assures stockholders the studio will have a full 15-film slate in the next fiscal year.


Google Executive, Hollywood Producer Spar Over Piracy at Copyright Hearing

(Variety, Nov. 11)

During the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing copyright review, Hollywood argues search engines as “aid and abet” criminal piracy sites by placing them atop search results.


What Female Directors Are Telling the EEOC: "Very Sad, Disappointing, Criminal Details”

(THR, Nov. 11)

Filmmakers break their silence on the Feds' growing investigation of Hollywood hiring practices.


How CBS, HBO and NBC Are Braving the Digital Waters

(Variety, Nov. 11)

As traditional TV networks dive into the SVOD channels business, they’re feeling competitive pressure to make their streaming services something more than merely a new way to view their existing linear programming.


Broadcast Workers at the Big Ten Network Ratify First Union Contract with the IATSE

(Below the Line, Nov. 11)

Broadcast workers at the University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota campuses will receive guaranteed rate increases, health contributions and eventually pension and annuity contributions under the new contract.


Sue Cabral-Ebert Re-elected as Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild President

(THR, Nov. 9)

Tommy Cole, John E. Jackson, Julie Socash, Barbara Daily and Vanessa Dionne also are elected officers.


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