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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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MPAA Confirms New Hollywood-China Film Distribution Agreement

(THR, Nov. 5)

The new deal solidifies Hollywood and China's existing trade terms, while also promising international auditing of China's box office, where irregularities have often been reported.

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Time Warner Cuts Profit Expectations, and Media Stocks Dip

(NY Times, Nov. 4)

The stock prices of companies across the industry tumbled on Wednesday after Time Warner cut its profit expectations for 2016.

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ARIZONA: National Labor Board Accuses Asarco of Unfair Practices

(Arizona Daily Star, Nov. 4)

The federal government is charging Tucson-based copper mining giant Asarco with unfair labor practices for its handling of negotiations with its Arizona employees for a new union contract.

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Why Warner Bros.’ Misfire ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ is So Troubling for the Once-Dominant Studio

(LA Times, Nov. 2)

The studio, one of Hollywood's largest, is not in crisis, but its vaunted brand has been bruised by a rash of misfires this year.

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In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

(NY Times, Nov. 1)

Over the last 10 years, thousands of businesses across the country — from big corporations to storefront shops — have used arbitration to create an alternate system of justice. There, rules tend to favor businesses.

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Pay Raise

(NY Times, Nov. 1)

The share of corporate income going to workers is at its lowest level since 1951.

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CALIFORNIA: Film Tax Credits, New Media Outlets Help Revive L.A.'s Entertainment Economy

(LA Times, Oct. 31)

California's decision last year to offer more generous tax incentives for film and TV production is being credited for a sharp uptick in location shoots across Los Angeles.

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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016

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73rd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
San Diego, CA
Aug. 5-7, 2016

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 .

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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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