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HAWAII: Hawaii Minimum Wage Workers Celebrate Pay Increase

(KITV, Jan. 3)

Thousands of workers are celebrating a pay increase of 75 cents in Hawaii’s minimum wage.


Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dies at 85

(Variety, Jan. 2)

Over a period of five decades in Hollywood, his outstanding achievements included “Deliverance,” “Blow Out,” and such Robert Altman films as “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye.”


Murray Weissman, Publicist With a Focus on Oscar Campaigning, Dies at 90

(NY Times, Dec. 30)

He was best known for having ushered in the era of focused campaigning for movie prizes, and particularly for Oscars.


$40 Billion in Global Box Office? Thank China and 'Star Wars'

(LA Times, Dec. 30)

Nearly 73% of box-office revenue this year was generated outside the domestic market, up from 66% in 2010.


ARIZONA: New US Census Data: People Really Want to Move to Arizona

(KTAR, Dec. 30)

More than 45,000 people moved to Arizona from other states, about 10,000 more than expected in one year, due in part to a strengthening labor market.


Haskell Wexler, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dies at 93

(NY Times, Dec. 27)

Mr. Wexler was known for being outspoken during a career that included films like “Medium Cool” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”


Holiday Season Top Movies Heavily Pirated Before Releases

(Etcentric, Dec. 23)

Within a 24-hour period after being posted by Hive-CM8 and other piracy groups, “The Revenant” was downloaded to over 739,580 unique IP addresses, and “The Hateful Eight,” to 569,153 IP addresses.


Once an Underdog, Hulu is Becoming a Player in the Streaming World

(LA Times, Dec. 23)

The online TV network boosted its investment in original programming and this year pumped an estimated $800 million into buying or making original shows and landing high-powered licensing pacts with TV studios.


CALIFORNIA: California courts 'Mistresses' with new state film tax credits

(LA Times, Dec. 21)

The series is the latest among several projects that have moved back to California since the state beefed up its incentives this year.


Bruce Doering, Steven Manios Sr. to Receive SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards

(THR, Dec. 16)

The Society of Camera Operators will present its annual awards on Feb. 6.


ARIZONA: Union Fights for Fair Wages Against the Asarco Mining Company

(Inside Tucson Business, Dec. 11)

Hundreds of Arizona mineworkers were in attendance — and even some from Texas - for a December 1st rally outside the company’s headquarters.


Hollywood Publicists to Honor FX Networks’ John Landgraf

(Variety, Dec. 10)

He will be honored Feb. 26 at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.


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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016


72nd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
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Aug. 5-7, 2016

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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.
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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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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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