Daily Journal, Jan. 31
For Indiana residents with dreams of movie stardom, the path to their dreams normally leads to either Hollywood or New York.
Daily Bruin, Jan. 31
Independent documentary filmmakers can now receive free legal assistance from a new clinic at the UCLA School of Law.
NPR, Jan. 29
Pioneering outdoor filmmaker Warren Miller died last week at 93.
Broadway News, Jan. 28
The battle that Broadway casting directors are fighting over unionization already took place a decade ago in Hollywood.
SHOOT Online, Jan. 27)
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and, for the first time, animation features, during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
The Guardian, Jan. 27
Hollywood was tingling with relief and pride. Instead of being castigated for ignoring black actors and harassing female ones, the film industry basked in praise for diversity and inclusion.
Variety, Jan. 26
A few years ago, sound man Jimmy Lifton began a licensed training institute to help military veterans, including homeless vets, get jobs in below-the-line trades.
Deadline, Jan. 1
Time's Up, a group of 300 women in the entertainment industry designed to address what's described as "the systemic power imbalances that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential," has started a legal defense fund for sexual harassment claims.
NY Times, Dec. 29
The "Los Angeles Times" has been a bulwark against union organizing for more than a century, since Gen. Harrison Gray Otis acquired part-ownership of the company in 1884 - helping to shape not only a powerful newspaper but Los Angeles itself.
WAFB, Dec. 21
A new film and television production facility, opening next year in the Algiers area of New Orleans, will become the first business to take advantage of the state’s Qualified Entertainment Company payroll tax incentives, according to Louisiana Economic Development.
Indian Country Today, Dec. 22
The visibility of Native and Indigenous films and artists has been increasing over the years.
The Gazette, Dec. 22
Francis Lebeda is adding a little local flash to the dash of “The Greatest Showman” — by creating a working replica of a 19th century camera, flash units, lens cap and tripod for the feature film.
Vibe, Dec. 22
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a landmark bill aimed at bringing more diversity to television in the state.
Albuquerque Journal, Dec. 24
Ryan Ahrens has learned to trust his instincts. And it’s paid off for him. The New Mexico native is making a name for himself in the film industry.
Albany Union Times, Dec. 26
Fame came late to Eckley. The village was 114 years old before Hollywood discovered it. In 1968, Paramount Pictures cast Eckley as the site for "The Molly Maguires," a movie about coal miners, a violent secret society and an undercover agent.
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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