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Industry-Wide White Paper Guidelines for Restarting Film & TV Production

May 24, 2020 | By

The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee’s task force on the safe resumption of film and TV production expects to have the final draft of a White Paper completed in a week or two for delivery to government officials and public health authorities. According to a recently published article by Deadline, the document is still under review by... »

The IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

May 22, 2020 | By
The IATSE Endorses <em>Joe Biden</em> for President of the United States

On Monday, the IATSE’s General Executive Board voted unanimously to extend its endorsement to Former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. Biden has an extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, and he also expresses concern about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers. Recently, the... »

Matthews & Delaware Print House: T-Shirt Sales Profits to Heroes at Saint Joe’s Medical Center

May 21, 2020 | By
Matthews & Delaware Print House: T-Shirt Sales Profits to Heroes at Saint Joe’s Medical Center

Matthews Studio Equipment is donating profits from the sales of their most requested t-shirts to raise funds for vitally needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers. Long-time supporters of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, Matthews has pledged to donate all profits from the sought-after garments to the Heroes... »

Lucky Expands Design & Representation

May 20, 2020 | By
Lucky Expands Design & Representation

Recently, Lucky Post has expanded through creative partnerships with an exclusive collection of designers and storytellers who work as an extension of the Lucky team and includes Already Been Chewed, Plenty and ABC. ABC helps to build businesses, launch products, and create immersive visual experiences for some of the most iconic brands in the... »

To Our Readers: Below the Line Editor’s Note

May 19, 2020 | By

Hello Readers, This week Below the Line (BTL) is taking the time to move our server over to a new database. During this move, you can expect some site interference and downtime over the course of the week. If you are a subscriber and are experiencing problems with your subscription, please feel free to... »

IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Reopening Procedures

May 19, 2020 | By
IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Reopening Procedures

The IATSE announced on Monday that they have hired a team of three epidemiologists to consult the union on best practices for workers in the entertainment industry to safely return to work. The move comes as workers in all sectors of the industry face unprecedented levels of unemployment as a result of the COVID-19... »

House Democrats Unveil HEROES Act Addressing IATSE Legislative Priorities

May 18, 2020 | By
House Democrats Unveil HEROES Act Addressing IATSE Legislative Priorities

House Democrats on Tuesday introduced H.R. 6800, The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a proposal for the next federal coronavirus relief package. The HEROES Act is not expected to pass both chambers of Congress in its current form, but the bill identifies Democrats’ priorities for the next relief package in... »

AMC Theatres Refuses to Play Universal Films After Trolls: World Tour

May 8, 2020 | By
AMC Theatres Refuses to Play Universal Films After <em>Trolls: World Tour</em>

Last week, AMC Theatres announced that they will no longer be playing any of Universal Pictures’ films in response to the comments made by NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell regarding the on-demand success of Trolls: World Tour and what it means for the future of seeing movies  post-coronavirus pandemic. In a recent article published by... »

Tyler Perry’s Safety Plan for Reopening Atlanta Studio in June 2020

May 6, 2020 | By
Tyler Perry’s Safety Plan for Reopening Atlanta Studio in June 2020

Writer-performer and studio owner Tyler Perry previously shut down all production on his original programming for film and TV shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recently published article by Deadline, Perry plans to start production on multiple TV series in June at his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios with a strict protocol... »

Goldcrest Post: Head of Production Wade Rudolph

April 25, 2020 | By
Goldcrest Post: Head of Production Wade Rudolph

Continuing to broaden support for its film and television clients, Goldcrest Post has hired Wade Rudolph as head of production. Rudolph arrives from a similar position at Deluxe Creative Services, New York, and brings 15 years of production and post-production experience, spanning episodic and long-form television, independent features and documentaries. At Goldcrest, he will... »

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