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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... »

Filmtools Retail Store Closed Until April 19, 2020

March 21, 2020 | By
Filmtools Retail Store Closed Until April 19, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Filmtools has announced their decision to close their retail store temporarily from March 21st – April 19, 2020. The office employees are taking a work-from-home approach, and telephone channels as well as warehouse pick-up of online orders will remain open for business. For the B2B, Corporate, Government,... »

Matthews Studio Equipment Closes Their Doors

March 21, 2020 | By
Matthews Studio Equipment Closes Their Doors

Announced yesterday, Matthews Studio Eguipment, Inc. has closed the physical doors to their business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are still keeping staff on-hand to respond to customers as needed. For more information please visit  www.msegrip.com »

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... »

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