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Idaho Statesman, Sept. 20

A Kentucky college says it wants to help people who aspire to work in the film industry. Asbury University on Tuesday announced a workforce development initiative to help people get the skills needed to break into the film industry.

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City Limits, Sept. 19

For decades, South Bronx artists, as well as nonprofit organizations and grassroots collectives, have shared resources, exchanged social capital and fostered a thriving creative scene in the face of systemic barriers related to race, class and immigration status.

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Arizona Family, Sept. 18

Movie lights and cameras are capturing the main street charm of Prescott, Arizona for the first time in years. And a new state film office is aiming to increase film production in Arizona, but it could be a hard sell because of the tax credits and incentives other states are offering production companies.

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Associated Press, Sept. 13

When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday's ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it's a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for diversity.

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Variety, Sept. 12

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, a program offering temporary resident status to some 800,000 immigrants who were brought into the United States as children, Disney CEO Bob Iger emerged as the leading voice in Hollywood, criticizing the move as “cruel and misguided.”

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Deadline, Sept. 12

On the heels of J.J. Abrams taking over the directing reins of Star Wars: Episode IX, the final Skywalker family trilogy title will now open on Dec. 20, 2019 instead of May 24, 2019.

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Deadline, Sept. 12

When Master Of None and Fresh Off The Boat premiered, it seemed as though there was a renaissance when it came to the representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders on television.

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National Law Review, Sept. 11

Although certain industries are known targets for cyber attacks – healthcare, financial, government – cyber attacks pose a threat to all sectors.

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KABC, Sept. 10

As celebrations begin for Hispanic Heritage Month, Vista L.A. proudly celebrates Latino heritage and the people that positively affect our cultural, business and social landscape all year long.

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NY Post, Sept. 9

There is no escaping Donald Trump.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

Education has long been a hot button issue in the entertainment community and on Friday night a long list of heavy hitters, including Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper and Samuel L. Jackson came out to lend their support for the XQ Super School Live television special presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 9)

“Saturday Night Live,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” were the big winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were handed out over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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(Forbes, Aug. 24)

I woke up with my body shaking. In San Francisco, land of the earthquakes, that's a big deal.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards, which will take place Nov. 5, will make a substantial contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, it was announced Thursday by Dick Clark Productions, which produces the event.

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(Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 24)

If Hollywood makes a movie about the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, hopefully it goes more smoothly than 1998's American History X — a film that took the phrase "creative differences" to new extremes.

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Save the Date for the 74th Annual IA District 2 Convention

Date: June 8-10, 2018
Where: At the beautiful Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas

Group Room Rate Cut Off Date:
May 7, 2018 Click Here
Hope to see you there!

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