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CALIFORNIA: Griffith Park Tops List of Most Popular L.A.-Area Filming Sites

(LA Times, Jan. 24)

A crop of new dramas and reality TV shows, along with a surge in commercial shoots, helped deliver a 10% boost in location filming on the streets of Los Angeles.


ARIZONA: Arizona Labor Market Finished 2014 on an Upswing

(Arizona Republic, Jan. 23)

Arizona employers added a net 7,000 jobs in December, ending 2014 with slow, steady growth that economists say might be a good sign for 2015.


HAWAII: Hawaii Ranks Third for Union Membership

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan. 23)

New York had the highest unionization rate at 24.6 percent, followed by Alaska (22.8 percent) and Hawaii (21.8 percent).


Filming On Railroad Tracks: Dispelling The Myths

(Deadline, Jan. 23)

IATSE Rail Safety Awareness instructor Art Miller talks about the dos and don’ts of filming on railroad tracks following another tragic incident.


Lights, Camera, Taking Action

(NY Times, Jan. 21)

On many fronts, women are fighting for better opportunity in Hollywood.


Ted Sarandos To Be Honored by Cinematographers Guild Publicists

(THR, Jan. 22)

The Netflix CCO will receive the Television Showman of the Year honor at the ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb 20.


Ted Sarandos: Netflix Wants to Launch 20 Scripted Series a Year

(Variety, Jan. 21)

Netflix is focused on having a broad menu of original shows that target different niches.


Feds Called In To Mediate ArcLight Projectionists Dispute

(Deadline, Jan. 16)

A federal mediator has been called in to help resolve the ongoing labor dispute between IATSE Local 33 and ArcLight Cinemas over a living wage for the theater chain’s projectionists.


Amazon Studios to Produce Movies for Theatrical, Digital Release in 2015

(Variety, Jan. 19)

E-commerce company taps Ted Hope to run original movies group.


ARIZONA: Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Arizona

(Eastern Arizona Courier, Jan. 18)

In Arizona, the median for men’s earnings is $44, 285 versus women’s earnings of $37,021.


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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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