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IATSE: 15,000 Sign Petition To Sinclair CEO For Broadcast Technicians

April 8, 2020 | By
IATSE: 15,000 Sign Petition To Sinclair CEO For Broadcast Technicians

As a result of the COVID- 19 pandemic, broadcast sports technicians across the country find themselves unemployed, without financial relief. In a recently published article by the IATSE (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,) Sinclair has not yet amended their previous offer of a $2,500 loan to its unemployed broadcast technicians. Over 15,000... »

ETCP Certified Technicians & IATSE Collaborate To Aid Emergency Field Hospitals

April 4, 2020 | By
ETCP Certified Technicians & IATSE Collaborate To Aid Emergency Field Hospitals

As COVID-19 impacts almost every aspect of the entertainment industry, ETCP Certified Technicians, with support of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), are putting their expertise and available equipment to use to help aid the emergency field hospitals. Michael Barnes, IATSE International Vice-President and Business Agent for Local 8 said, “This is... »

IATSE: Sinclair Broadcasting Group Gives Broadcast Technicians The Cold Shoulder

April 1, 2020 | By
IATSE: Sinclair Broadcasting Group Gives Broadcast Technicians The Cold Shoulder

As sports broadcast technicians were heading into two of their busiest months, COVID-19 became a nationwide pandemic. After players tested positive for the virus, the NBA came to a halt with all other sports immediately following suit. The result was the unemployment of the entire TV sports broadcast workforce. According to an article recently... »

Cine Gear Expo LA 2020 Show Status

April 1, 2020 | By
Cine Gear Expo LA 2020 Show Status

Amid ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, an alternative date for the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles is being considered. The show was set for June 4-7 at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, CA, but will now be pushed back later this year. Show management has posted a status page and encourages people to... »

CFC: Force Majeure Provision For Tax Credit Programs

March 30, 2020 | By
CFC: Force Majeure Provision For Tax Credit Programs

The California Film Commission (CFC) has announced that the impact of COVID- 19 on tax credit productions is considered a force majeure situation. Approved tax credit applicants that have been impacted by the pandemic in a way that affects their ability to meet timeline requirements are eligible to submit a force majeure request. “Force... »

Academy Award Winning Engineer Jim Houston Dies

March 28, 2020 | By
Academy Award Winning Engineer Jim Houston Dies

With great sadness, the Hollywood Section of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced the passing of its long-time member Jim Houston. A 34-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Houston held senior engineering positions with several studios and prominent post-production facilities, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pacific Title & Art, Walt Disney... »

IATSE: Congress Passes CARE Act For Entertainment Workers

March 28, 2020 | By
IATSE: Congress Passes CARE Act For Entertainment Workers

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members and allies sent over 107,000 letters to Congress urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in the next legislative relief package. Congress has recently passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic... »

COVID-19 Resources for the NYWIFT Community

March 26, 2020 | By
COVID-19 Resources for the NYWIFT Community

The New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) have announced several strategies to help their members in response to the coronavirus. The first of which is an online survey for members to keep the NYWIFT informed of the impact COVID-19 has had on their role in the media and entertainment industry. NYWIFT Talks,... »

EditShare Offers Free Flow Media Management

March 25, 2020 | By
EditShare Offers Free Flow Media Management

In response to the COVID-19 virus, EditShare has made Flow, their remote media management platform, available for free, through July 1st to any content creator. Flow enables individuals as well as large creative workgroups to collaborate on story development with capabilities to perform extensive review and approval from anywhere in the world. Also, EditShare... »

ICG COVID-19 Update and Member Resources

March 23, 2020 | By
ICG COVID-19 Update and Member Resources

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG Local 600) will be issuing an e-newsletter during the coming weeks to keep members updated on COVID-19 information and resources. On Saturday, Local 600 President John Lindley gave the first update on the ICG’s response to the pandemic. The e-newsletters will be going out to members three times a... »

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