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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... »

California Film Commission: COVID-19 Update & Resources

March 27, 2020 | By
California Film Commission: COVID-19 Update & Resources

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the California Film Commission (CFC) has announced that they are open for business to help the Industry with project delays and regulations, as well as help industry workers find valuable resources. CFC staff will be working remotely from home and will provide regular services while adjusting to the latest... »

Colorist Walter Volpatto Elevated to CSI Fellow

March 27, 2020 | By
Colorist Walter Volpatto Elevated to CSI Fellow

Veteran colorist Walter Volpatto, CSI has been appointed to the leadership of the Colorist Society International as a Fellow. A senior colorist at EFILM in Hollywood, Volpatto was nominated for a 2019 HPA Award for his work on the film Green Book. His more than 100 credits also include the features Star Wars: Episode... »

Jungle Software Film Scheduling and Budgeting Sale

March 26, 2020 | By
Jungle Software Film Scheduling and Budgeting Sale

Due to the community working from home in response to the coronavirus, Jungle Software is now offering film scheduling or budgeting for 60% off the usual price. The offer will be available as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is underway and customers have to work from home. A free 15-day trial is also available... »

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,... »

Cannes 2020 Film Festival Cancels Due To The Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 | By
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

March 19, 2020 | By
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

March 18, 2020 | By
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... »

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

March 14, 2020 | By
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

March 13, 2020 | By

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... »

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