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As Drone Use Takes Off on Film Sets, Concerns for Safety Arise

(Variety, Feb. 4)

On film sets, drones are steadily gaining altitude - with what aerial companies say are a tight set of controls over their use.


IATSE Protesters Descend On ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Screening At ArcLight

(Deadline, Feb. 3)

About 15 people chanted “Do right, ArcLight” during the noisy but peaceful demonstration, which drew police and onlookers.


Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

(Variety, Jan. 28)

22 top media executives address the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable.


Is TV Making Up for Lost Viewership by Stuffing More Ads Onscreen?

(Variety, Jan. 28)

Viacom boosting its ad load by 13% across its cable networks; A+E Networks increasing the number of commercials it runs by 10%; and Discovery Communications adding 9% more TV spots, according to research released Wednesday.


NEVADA: Union Leaders say They’re Braced for ‘War’ on Public Employees

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan. 27)

The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that “working families are under attack” by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.


Sarah Jones' Parents Unveil New PSA, Tell Sundance "Never Again, Never Forget"

(Deadline, Jan. 26)

Richard and Elizabeth Jones talk about the initiatives of their Sarah Jones Film Foundation going forward to raise awareness of safety on the set.


Teamsters Ratify Commercial Deal, Averting Strike

(THR, Jan. 24)

Members of Teamsters Local 399 "overwhelmingly" ratified two agreements with commercial producers.


CALIFORNIA: Griffith Park Tops List of Most Popular L.A.-Area Filming Sites

(LA Times, Jan. 24)

A crop of new dramas and reality TV shows, along with a surge in commercial shoots, helped deliver a 10% boost in location filming on the streets of Los Angeles.


ARIZONA: Arizona Labor Market Finished 2014 on an Upswing

(Arizona Republic, Jan. 23)

Arizona employers added a net 7,000 jobs in December, ending 2014 with slow, steady growth that economists say might be a good sign for 2015.


HAWAII: Hawaii Ranks Third for Union Membership

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan. 23)

New York had the highest unionization rate at 24.6 percent, followed by Alaska (22.8 percent) and Hawaii (21.8 percent).


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District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!


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.

Click here to make your reservation.


2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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