INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS
COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Volunteers, Members Who Need Help, Connections, Go to IATSECares.org
At the last NEB meeting, I rolled out the 600 Strong website we put together to connect members in need with those who would like to volunteer. The responses I heard were overwhelmingly positive and I can’t thank you enough for that. Since then, IATSE has launched a website called IATSE Cares (www.iatsecares.org), which not only does exactly what we were trying to accomplish, but in some ways does it better.
IATSE Union Launches Mutual Aid Effort, IATSECARES.org
New York, NY — IATSE launched its mutual aid program, dubbed Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service (C.A.R.E.S.) on Saturday. Through a new website, iatsecares.org the program facilitates volunteer deliveries for at-risk members, as well as a system for volunteers to intermittently check in with other members by phone.
Safety Heroes: Meet the Union Workers Who Are Creating a Culture of Safer Sets Every Single Day
Experts agree on this point: when it comes to safety, the film and TV industry has been complacent for too long.
Congress Passes "CARES" Act Providing Immediate Economic Relief for Entertainment Workers
Washington — In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the entertainment industry.
IATSE Commits $2.5 Million to Entertainment Charities Amid Coronavirus Crisis
New York, NY — With thousands of entertainment workers displaced as a result of social distancing measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the 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 Television Fund, and the Actors Fund of Canada.
ICG Local 600 Elects John Lindley New National President
John Lindley, ASC, Elected National President of International Cinematographers Guild In Special Election. Voting Conducted Online to Alleviate COVID-19 Safety Concerns.
NAB Show Off for April
In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders and in consultation with partners throughout the media and entertainment industry, [we] have decided not to move forward with NAB Show in April.
IATSE Charters New Arts & Cultural Workers Local in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, BC – On February 5, the IATSE issued a charter to the newly-formed Arts and Cultural Workers Union (ACWU), IATSE Local B-778. Charter members of the new Local had already established the Vancouver Artists Labour Union Co-operative (VALU CO-OP), an innovative workers’ co-operative that facilitates fair, flexible, secure, and democratic employment for artists.
"Publicity Never Sleeps" - A Visit with Publicist Awards Chair Tim Menke
600Live! spoke with Awards Chair Tim Menke about the 2020 ICG Publicists Awards.
"Joker" and "The Mandalorian" Publicity Campaigns Win Top Honors at ICG Publicists Awards
JOKER (Warner Bros. Pictures) won the top honors for the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Motion Pictures Publicity Campaign, presented by Director Paul Feig (Ghostbusters). THE MANDALORIAN: Season 1 (Disney+) won the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Television Publicity Campaign, presented by actor Jason Lewis (Sex in the City). Read more.
Veteran Publicist Sheryl Main to Receive the ICG Publicists Henri Bollinger Award
The International Cinematographers Guild Publicists (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor veteran publicist Sheryl Main with the esteemed Henri Bollinger Award at the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon.
Final Nominations Announced for the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced its final list of nominations for the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards, honoring active members working on motion pictures and in television, whose achievements in publicity and promotion are deemed outstanding. Winners will be revealed at a ceremony Friday, February 7, 2020 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Motion Picture Publicity Campaign Nominations Announced for 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
The award honors active members working on motion pictures whose achievements in publicity and promotion during the previous calendar year are deemed outstanding.
ICG Publicists Name Ava DuVernay Television Showman of the Year
Ava DuVernay, award-winning writer, director and producer, is set to receive the prestigious Television Showman of the Year from the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists, honoring her prolific career as a visionary television producer.
Don Mischer to be Honored with 2020 ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award
Don Mischer, award-winning producer and director, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists, honoring his prolific career as an internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events.
Television Publicity Campaign Nominations Announced for the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
The ICG Publicists have announced the nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Television Publicity Campaign to be presented at the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards.
ICG Scholarship Applications for 2020 Now Open
The International Cinematographers Guild Scholarship Fund is offering ten $5,000 educational scholarships for Local 600 members in good standing, and their eligible children, step-children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and dependents where legal guardianship applies.
The 2020 Emerging Cinematographer Awards Call For Entries Is Now Open
Submit your short film now! The Entry Deadline is Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Relief for IATSE Local 600 Members Impacted by California Wildfires
If you are a Local 600 member who has been impacted by the California Wildfires, we want you to know that there are resources available to assist you.