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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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Nevada Unemployment Drops to 6.4 Percent in December

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan. 20)

December brought the 60th straight month of job gains across Nevada.

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Amazon, Netflix Bring Upheaval to Challenging Indie Market

(Variety, Jan. 20)

Netflix, Amazon and other digital buyers aren’t the only well-capitalized companies willing to pay top dollar for arthouse films. And that’s good news for an indie market in flux.

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IATSE Equality Statement

(IATSE, Jan. 15)

The following Equality Statement was unanimously approved at the Winter General Executive Board Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. It outlines the IATSE’s commitment to creating an inclusive working environment where differences are valued and equality is celebrated.

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IATSE Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

(IATSE, Jan. 13)

Based on her long record of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, the IATSE General Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse the former U.S. Secretary of State.

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Disruption by Netflix Irks TV Foes

(NY Times, Jan. 17)

Netflix’s refusal to disclose ratings has led to mounting frustration from traditional television industry executives.

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ICG Publicists Awards Reveal Nominees

(THR, Jan. 15)

The late Murray Weissman is among those honored.

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Cities React to Ducey's Ultimatum on Wage, Labor Rules

(Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 15)

Gov. Ducey called on cities “to put the brakes on ill-advised plans to create a patchwork of different wage and employment laws,” saying doing so would harm the Arizona economy.

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We’ve gathered photos from our affiliates across District 2 – a display of our members on the job and on the picket lines from 2014. Click here for more pictures. (Requires PowerPoint Viewer )

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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016

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72nd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
San Diego, CA
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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.
 
Feeling generous? Click here to donate .

2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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