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Strike Averted – IA Wins!

October 16, 2021 | By
Strike Averted – IA Wins!

After nearly two weeks of negotiations between IATSE President Matthew Loeb and AMPTP President Carol Lombardini, the labor union and the studios seem to have come to an accord and have drafted up a new 3-year Basic Agreement contract and a new Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Area Standards contract that will have to go to IATSE’s 60,000 members for... »

IATSE Negotiations Continue Today: Saturday Update (UPDATED!)

October 16, 2021 | By
IATSE Negotiations Continue Today: Saturday Update (UPDATED!)

As the possibility of a full IATSE strike looms for Monday, IATSE International President Matthew Loeb and other union leaders will continue to meet virtually with AMPTP representatives on Saturday to try to hash out a new 3-year Basic Agreement and Area Standards for the union’s 60,000 members that’s agreeable to both parties. These negotiations are being received... »

IATSE Reports Progress in Talks, Releases Strike FAQ, While Locals Prepare (UPDATED)

October 15, 2021 | By
IATSE Reports Progress in Talks, Releases Strike FAQ, While Locals Prepare (UPDATED)

On Wednesday, IATSE International President Matthew Loeb announced that a strike would happen if an agreement isn’t reached by Monday, October 18 at 12:01 AM, which is less than three days away. Negotiations have continued with AMPTP, representing the studios, over the past two days in hopes that this strike won’t happen, and it’s been said... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/15/21: Netflix Unveils David Fincher Docu-Series, and More News

October 15, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/15/21: Netflix Unveils David Fincher Docu-Series, and More News

While we anxiously await the answer to whether 60,000 IATSE workers will be on strike starting Monday — did you have a chance to look over IATSE’s FAQ providing information and answering questions about said strike? — we have some other industry and production news to share for those interested in what else is going on... »

IATSE Sets Possible Strike Date for October 18 (UPDATED with AMPTP Response)

October 14, 2021 | By
IATSE Sets Possible Strike Date for October 18 (UPDATED with AMPTP Response)

As negotiations continue between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMTP), IATSE International President Matthew Loeb announced today that unless an agreement is reached by Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT, union members will begin a nationwide strike against the AMPTP. For the past week, since the majority... »

Strike Alert: What Do Rice Krispies and Tractors Have in Common?

October 12, 2021 | By
Strike Alert: What Do Rice Krispies and Tractors Have in Common?

“Times have changed, and rapidly. During the depths of the pandemic in 2020 (companies) posted skyrocketing profits… (even with) consumers stuck at home on lockdown… To meet that surge in demand, workers… were leaned on to give up their weekends or to work grueling 12-hour shifts — making extra cash, but losing time with... »

Isaiah Mustafa to Return as Host for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

October 12, 2021 | By
Isaiah Mustafa to Return as Host for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa is returning to host the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) 8th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. PT (pre-show at 1:00 p.m. PT) during a virtual ceremony (#LMGIawards), as announced by LMGI President John Rakich. The awards celebration, themed “Celebrate the Where,” will be free to stream, but registration is required... »

2021 ICG Publicists Awards to Be Given Out on March 25, 2022

October 12, 2021 | By
2021 ICG Publicists Awards to Be Given Out on March 25, 2022

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon, themed “We’re Back!,” will return to an in-person ceremony following the Covid-19 pandemic, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 25, 2022. The awards, which traditionally occur the Friday prior to the Academy Awards®, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture... »

All Rise Leads Prime Time Softball League in Week 5

October 12, 2021 | By
<em>All Rise</em> Leads Prime Time Softball League in Week 5

The OWN series, All Rise, is now ahead of the pack in the Prime Time Softball League‘s 2021 season. As expected, its Week 5 game against the cast and crew of The Rookie was likely to break the tie between the two teams, and it did, as All Rise won that important game, 20-7. The Neighborhood and American Dad both won their Week... »

Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s Oppenheimer Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as Wonka, and More News

October 11, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s <em>Oppenheimer</em> Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as <em>Wonka</em>, and More News

Happy Columbus Day and/or Italian Heritage Day and/or Indigenous Peoples Day! Like many, I forgot it was a holiday today, but only because September has been so busy for me, it seems like Labor Day was just last week. It wasn’t a particularly busy weekend, though, with most of the news and trailers coming from... »