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Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

(Variety, July 29)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits.

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Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

(NY Times, July 27)

About 1,200 workers from around the country gathered in Illinois at an event largely underwritten by the Service Employees International Union, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dubious of the union's intentions.

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When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition

(NY Times, July 25)

Antitrust experts said that a merger of 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc. posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal.

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TV Ad Sales Fall Short of Target

(LA Times, July 24)

Declining ratings at Fox, ABC and cable channels TBS, TNT and MTV contributed to the lower hauls.

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An Idiot's Guide to Inequality

(NY Times, July 23)

If you don't have time for Thomas Piketty's comprehensive best seller, here's a quick five-point take on the gap between the rich and poor.

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Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years

(THR, July 23)

Domestic box office is down 20 percent in the U.S. as "Sex Tape" goes limp and, for the first time since 2001, no film crosses $300 million.

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How Rupert Murdoch-Owned Time Warner Would Impact Hollywood: Creatives Speak Out

(THR, July 23)

Leslie Moonves, Jerry Levin and more weigh in as Murdoch's courtship of Time Warner spreads fear and an unsettling skepticism through the creative community: "Whenever Mr. Murdoch is involved in something this substantial, I go to Mass."

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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 )

 

 

District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!

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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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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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