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Paramount's Home Video Release Plan is Panned by Theater Chains

(LA Times, Aug. 1)

A much-ballyhooed plan by Paramount Pictures to release movies into homes earlier than usual isn't gaining much traction among the exhibition industry's largest players.


Hollywood Guilds Fight to Save Residuals in Relativity Bankruptcy

(THR, Aug. 1)

Will residuals be paid? It’s complicated.


Hawaii Labor Department to Issue Credit Eligibility for Small-Business Health Insurance

(Pacific Business News, July 31)

As the Hawaii Health Connector winds down its operations this fall, the state will adopt the federal platform to distribute health insurance plans.


Unemployment Rate in Nevada Rises to 6.9%

(Sierra Sun, July 31)

Nevada’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, up a bit from the 6.6 percent recorded in May.


Below the Line Impact Report 2015

(Variety, July 29)

District 2 members are in the spotlight in the annual behind-the-scenes report.


MPAA Testing the Limits of Pirate Site Blocking in MovieTube Lawsuit

(THR, July 29)

On Wednesday, studio giants argued for an interpretation of copyright law that runs counter to legal advice the MPAA received.


California Film Commission receives 254 applications for tax credits

(LA Times, July 28)

The California Film Commission said 254 projects had applied for the second round of the state's newly expanded film and television tax credit.


Arizona Ranks No. 3 in U.S. for Discouraged Workers

(AZ Central, July 25)

Arizona ranks 48th in the nation for the largest share of people who are unemployed, underemployed or too discouraged to look for work, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


'Revenant' Shoot Didn't Take Crew's Safety Issues "Seriously," Says Union Rep

(THR, July 24)

The head of a local union representing crew members that worked on Alejandro G. Inarritu's The Revenant during a brutally cold Canadian winter said the New Regency movie went to "the outer edge of safety" to get the perfect shot.


‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge’ Hit With Crew Strike

(Deadline, July 22)

Representing both production and postproduction workers on the show, the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild and IATSE are putting up a picket line outside the Laurel Canyon Boulevard offices of series producer 51 Minds Entertainment.


HAWAII: Kaiser Union Workers Stage Rally Over Failed Contract Talks

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 18)

Unite Here Local 5, representing 1,900 Kaiser employees, said it didn't make headway in negotiations with the state's largest health maintenance organization since resuming bargaining in April.


TV Streamer Gets Huge Victory on Road to Compulsory License to Broadcast Networks

(THR, July 17)

FilmOn wins a potential landmark ruling — one that will set up a high-stakes appellate showdown with the broadcast establishment.


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Spread the Word for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and HealthyWomen on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at .

Injured or Sick and Need Help with the Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance in times of extreme need to people working in the entertainment industry. Many IATSE members have benefited over the years from this grant program.
If you are injured or sick and need assistance paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.
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