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CALIFORNIA: Location Filming Jumped 10% in L.A. Last Year

(LA Times, Jan. 13)

New dramas and reality TV shows helped fuel 10% boost in location filming in L.A. last year.


How 'Shahs of Sunset' is Changing Hollywood

(Fast Company, Jan. 13)

A strike by reality show editors shines a spotlight on behind-the-scenes talent, unions, Ryan Seacrest, and, yes, sex in a box.


SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Netcode Deal

(THR, Jan. 9)

Wage increases for most program categories of 2.5 percent in the first year and 3 percent in each of years two and three for syndicated dramatic programs, daytime serials (soap operas), promotional announcements, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports and other non-dramatic programs.


DGA Study Shows Women, Minorities Lagging as First-Time TV Directors

(Variety, Jan. 8)

Women and minorities are lagging as first-time TV directors with only 18% of those slots going to females and 13% to minorities, according to a five-year study by the Directors Guild of America.


Ige Appoints State Labor, Communications Directors

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan. 6)

Elizabeth Kim, part of a senior leadership team that advises the U.S. secretary of labor, has been named state labor director, Gov. David Ige's office announced Monday.


Stricter OSHA Reporting Guidelines Kick In For “Corner Cutting” Film & TV Biz

(Deadline, Jan. 2)

Beginning January 1, the federal government will require a much more thorough reporting of injuries on film and TV productions.


Box Office Drops 5% in 2014: What’s Behind the Fall

(Variety, Jan. 1)

A number of tentpoles underperformed in North America, helping to fuel the slowdown.


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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.

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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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