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Cannes 2020 Film Festival Cancels Due To The Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Cannes 2020 Film Festival Cancels Due To The Coronavirus

The annual Cannes Film Festival, which was to take place May 12-23, is hosted in the seaside resort town that is about 19 miles from Nice, where a case of the COVID-19 virus was first confirmed in late February. According to a recent article published by Vox, a statement from the organizers suggested several... »

IATSE Sends 80,000 Letters To Congress In Support of Displaced Entertainment Workers

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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IATSE Sends 80,000 Letters To Congress In Support of Displaced Entertainment Workers

On Wednesday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employers (IATSE) announced that their members and allies have sent over 80,000 letters over two days to Congress, urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in a federal aid package. According to the IATSE, a related letter drafted by Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28) is being circulated... »

IATSE Commits $2.5 Million to Entertainment Charities Amid Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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IATSE Commits $2.5 Million to Entertainment Charities Amid Coronavirus

With thousands of entertainment workers displaced as a result of social distancing measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ (IATSE) General Executive Board approved $2.5 million in donations to three entertainment charities Tuesday. The funding will go to the Actors Fund, the Motion Picture and... »

Band Pro Update

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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Band Pro Update

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, Band Pro has announced that their doors are still open for business. The Burbank headquarters will remain open during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 6pm. In response to Covid-19, Band Pro has implemented reduced staffing through the end of March. While they will continue providing the... »

ICG Local 600 New President John Lindley

Monday, March 16, 2020
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ICG Local 600 New President <em>John Lindley</em>

Following a special online meeting of the International Cinematographers Guild’s (ICG, IATSE Local 600) National Executive Board, John Lindley, ASC, has been elected as the guild’s new national president. A guild member for 32 years, Lindley was the second national vice president and has served on the National Executive Board for 13 years. This... »

Don’t Panic, But This Is Not a Drill: Recapping a Brutal Week

Saturday, March 14, 2020
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Don’t Panic, But This Is Not a Drill: Recapping a Brutal Week

As a whirlwind of headlines came crashing in this week, each one seemingly worse than the last, we woke up to a scary new normal. Even if COVID-19 doesn’t affect you directly, the economic fallout of the disease is about to reach out and touch everyone. After a week that gave us the new... »

Production Alert: All Shows Are Shut Down

Friday, March 13, 2020
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We, Below the Line, are reporting that ALL shows’ production sets are shutting down immediately. Do not return to sets for tools or any personal belongings. Please contact your local Guild for more information. Editor’s note: We will update information as soon as it comes in. Please feel free to contact me for any... »

IATSE President Calls On Congress To Pass Relief Package For Entertainment Workers

Friday, March 13, 2020
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IATSE President Calls On Congress To Pass Relief Package For Entertainment Workers

Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the IATSE, released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus virus, urging the Federal Government to pass a relief package for the Entertainment Industry workers whose events or projects have been canceled: “As social distancing measures are enacted and events and projects across all sectors of the... »

USITT 2020: Conference & Stage Expo Canceled

Friday, March 13, 2020
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USITT 2020: Conference & Stage Expo Canceled

The Association for Performing Arts & Live Entertainment Professionals has cancelled its 60th Annual USITT Conference & Stage Expo in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak. David Grindle, the organization’s executive director, made the announcement late on Wednesday. The event was scheduled to take place April 1-4 in Houston. “Making this decision has... »

NAB Cancels 2020 Show Due To Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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NAB Cancels 2020 Show Due To Coronavirus

According to a recent article by the LPTV Coalition, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) notified the show community of their decision to cancel the annual event after monitoring the coronavirus developments both domestically and globally over the past few weeks. NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith addressed the reasoning behind their recent... »

NAB 2020: Coalition Cancels LPTV Industry Event

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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NAB 2020: Coalition Cancels LPTV Industry Event

According to an article released by the LPTV Coalition, they sent out a survey yesterday to see who would attend the 2020 NAB Show before deciding whether or not to cancel their industry event at the Show. While not scientifically valid, the data showed a significant drop in attendance for the upcoming show, and... »

NAB 2020: TVU Networks Withdraws At-Show Participation

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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NAB 2020: TVU Networks Withdraws At-Show Participation

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions and Technology, and Engineering Emmy Award winner, has announced that the company will not exhibit at the 2020 NAB Show next month in Las Vegas, citing concerns over the health and safety of employees, colleagues and their friends and family in light... »

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