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NEVADA: Nevada Jobless Rate Under 7 Percent for First Time Since ’08

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 15)

June brought the 54th straight month of year-to-year job gains across Nevada, with every major sector except mining adding positions.

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California Adds 22,900 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.3%

(LA Times, July 15)

Employment rose 3%, or 461,800 jobs, year over year, according to the California Employment Development Department.

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Whistleblower Forces Changes to 'Allegiant' Battle Scene That Could Put Child Actors At Risk

(Deadline, July 14)

No one was seriously injured during the first day's shoot, but quick action by a witness - and the intervention of representatives from IATSE Local 479 in Atlanta - might have averted a disaster.

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IATSE Topper Matthew Loeb Backs Hillary Clinton on Uber Issue

(Variety, July 14)

Loeb also blasted Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Rand Paul for defending the practice of companies’ “misclassifying workers” as independent contractors.

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Comcast Offers Its Alternative to Cable TV, Using the Web

(NY Times, July 12)

The $15-a-month service, which will provide access to live and on-demand programming, reflects a mainstream cable company’s effort to stay relevant as streaming grows in popularity.

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Paramount, AMC Theatres Strike Unprecedented Pact to Shorten Release Windows

(THR, July 8)

For now, the experiment only applies to two smaller films.

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ARIZONA: Proposal Could Extend Overtime Pay to 100,000 Arizonans

(AZ Central, July 8)

President Obama wants to raise the overtime threshold for salaried workers to just over $50,000 a year, up from the current benchmark of $23,660.

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CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles Dominates in TV Pilot Production With 45% Share

(Variety, July 7)

FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 202 broadcast, cable and digital pilots — 111 dramas and 91 comedies — were produced during the 2014-15 development cycle.

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GoPro Hires Former Hulu Original Series Chief for Content Push (Exclusive)

(Variety, July 7)

Charlotte Koh is tasked with striking partnerships with Hollywood creatives as well as studios and networks to develop and co-produce new content with the help of GoPro’s signature small cameras.

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Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October

(TechCrunch, July 7)

The rollout of original productions such as Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous Six” begins later this fall.

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