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Box Office in China is Soaring to New Highs

(LA Times, June 5)

Moviegoers shell out $2.6 billion on tickets so far this year as multiplexes multiply.


10 TV series, pilot filming in California to get new production tax credits

(LA Daily News, June 3)

The 11 TV productions were chosen out of 37 that applied by what’s being called a jobs ratio protocol. That means they were ranked by wages to below-the-line workers in California and payments to vendors, among other criteria.


California Company pays Hawaii Workers $100k in Back Wages

(Pacific Business News, June 2)

After a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, a California-based ventilation and air-conditioning company paid 58 workers in Hawaii more than $99,000 in back wages.


California Rebounds Sharply in 2014 Feature Film Production

(Variety, May 28)

FilmL.A. said the 22 projects filmed in California in 2014 brought an estimated $1.11 billion in total production spending to the state, followed by $762 million in the U.K., $520 million in New York and $475 million in Canada.


Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

(THR, May 28)

Several options are on the table as Hollywood's hiring practices go under the microscope.


Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

(Pacific Business News, May 27)

Hawaii’s total labor force in April was 675,600, with 648,150 employed and 27,450 unemployed.


Arizona Job Growth: Want vs. Reality

(Eastern Arizona Courier, May 24)

The state is recovering from the recession at a rate slower than most others.


Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Reach Deal With Producers

(Variety, May 22)

The deal is along the same lines as the most recent agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, the WGA, and the IATSE, with unspecified annual wage hikes and an increase in contributions to the pension and health fund.


Nevada’s Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 7.1 Percent

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 20)

The work force grew by 5,000 people from March to April.


New L.A. Minimum Wage Unlikely to Have Much Impact for Entertainment Business

(THR, May 20)

Most workers are above even the new minimum wage, but PA’s and others might benefit.


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District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!


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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.

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