INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS

Interview with the Cinematographers from "Loki,""The Man Who Fell to Earth," and "Winning Time"
6/20/2022
The DPs reveal their approaches to lensing their vivid series.


Behind the Animation Guild’s Push to Organize Production Workers
6/16/2022
In January, The Animation Guild announced a twofold breakthrough: By unionizing Harriet the Spy studio Titmouse New York, the IATSE local had not only initiated an expansion outside of Los Angeles County, it had also organized production staff for the first time in recent history. Since then, TAG has unveiled new organizing campaigns of production workers at a rate of practically one a month — at the shows Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites, at studios Titmouse L.A. and ShadowMachine and, on June 2, at The SimpsonsFamily Guy and American Dad! (Before organizing production staff, TAG represented a number of animation workers at these latter employers.)


President Joe Biden encourages unions at AFL-CIO convention
6/14/2022
 President Joe Biden told the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday that he’s working to rebuild the U.S. economy around workers, an attempt to draw a contrast with Republicans who have increasingly attracted blue-collar votes.


Interview with ‘Abbott Elementary’ Cinematographer Mike Pepin
6/7/2022
he “Passive Aggressive” Approach To Filming Mockumentaries & The Lessons He Learned On ‘The Office’ – Production Value


James Wong Howe: A Gutsy Cinematographer Finally Gets His Due
6/7/2022

A retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image looks at a career filled with sublime images made at a time of strong anti-Asian sentiment in Hollywood


Music Supervisors Speak Out On New Unionization Effort: “We’re Just Asking for Fairness”
6/6/2022
After requesting voluntary recognition from studios and streaming companies, creatives say that they're attempting to be represented by IATSE to "be treated the same as everyone else we work with in production."


COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
6/6/2022
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Local 600 Panels at Cine Gear Expo 2022
6/1/2022

Local 600 will host two panels at this year's Cine Gear Expo in L.A.


Starbucks Labor Organizers Win 100th Unionized Store
5/31/2022

In labor news, at least 100 Starbucks stores have formed unions across the country. The historic milestone comes after two Starbucks in Seattle and one in Birmingham, Alabama, voted to unionize last week.


Animation Guild Strikes New Deal With AMPTP That Provides “Significant Gains” for Writers
5/28/2022
The Animation Guild has tentatively reached a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)


Interview with Marvel's "Moon Knight" Cinematographer Gregory Middleton
5/4/2022
Interview with Marvel's "Moon Knight" Cinematographer Gregory Middleton


How ‘Ozark’ Cinematography Put a ‘Sense of Danger in the Shadows’ for Season 4
5/4/2022

How ‘Ozark’ Cinematography Put a ‘Sense of Danger in the Shadows’ for Season 4


Amazon warehouse in New Jersey becomes next to get union vote
4/18/2022
Another Amazon warehouse, this time in New Jersey, has qualified to hold a vote on whether to unionize — just weeks after the first Amazon facility in the United States successfully voted to organize.


Oscars: ‘Dune’ DP Greig Fraser Thanks Family for Letting Him “Play in the Sand Dunes” After Winning
4/4/2022
Fraser, whose work also can be seen in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman,' was previously nominated for his work on 'Lion.


Animation Guild Members Rally For Fair Contract In Burbank
4/4/2022
Several hundred Animation Guild members and their supporters rallied today in Burbank, loudly demanding a fair contract from the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.


Why Cinematography Is Oscars’ Biggest Boys Club
3/24/2022
In the 94-year history of the Oscars, there is only one category, besides Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, that has never been won by a woman. That would be Best Cinematography, which honors a movie’s lighting, framing and camerawork.


Broadcast Rep Raquel Ruiz Thinks Outside the Box
3/19/2022
The Local 600 baseball caps have already made their way to the members at TV news stations in the Pacific Northwest. Raquel Ruiz, the Local 600 business rep who sent those hats, expects to make her way up north soon too.


IATSE, Actors Support Bill Against Hair Discrimination
3/18/2022
SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association are praising the passage Friday of the CROWN Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act, HR 2116, would prohibit discrimination in education and employment based on a person’s texture or style of hair. Several states, including California and New York, already have such laws.


IATSE Donates $25K to Support Ukrainian Refugees
3/18/2022
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.


California IATSE Council Backs CA Set Safety Bill SB 831
3/15/2022
Thom Davis, President of the California IATSE Council, issued the following statement Tuesday: “The tragic shooting of one of our members on the set of “Rust” has made the work of raising safety standards on sets even more urgent for the California IATSE Council (CIC)...


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