INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS
Three Entertainment Facilities Report COVID Outbreaks
Three COVID outbreaks have been reported over the last week at entertainment industry facilities, as the delta variant causes a spike in cases in Los Angeles County.
Disney to Mandate COVID Vaccines for All US Staffers
All salaried and non-union hourly Disney employees in the United States will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, The Walt Disney Co. said Friday.
Matt Loeb Re-elected Head of IATSE for Fourth Time
The incumbent leader of the union, running unopposed, was re-elected by acclamation at the union’s 69th Quadrennial Convention in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday.
COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
#IASolidarity Takes Social Media By Storm
All the Hollywood Locals, including the three national locals 600, 700 and 800, are working in solidarity to secure the best contract for our members.
‘Fear Street’ DP Caleb Heymann Ties Three Movies Together
Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy was a massive undertaking. But for cinematographer Caleb Heymann, it was downright breezy compared to his current schedule for Stranger Things. But still, Heymann and the crew had a tall order to complete.
Hollywood’s Labor Force Does Not Reflect CA’s Diversity
Norm Langley was one of the first Black camera operators to break into the business in the early 1970s, when the industry was facing government pressure to diversify. He had a 38-year career, working on TV shows like “The Practice” and movies including “The Color Purple” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
CA Gov.Newsom Signs Bill Adding $330M to Film Industry
As expected, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that offers Hollywood a generous boost.
Meet New Eastern Asst Director
When your parents were the president of an SEIU local and a staff member at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, you’re pretty much fated to have a career in labor, right? Well, sort of, says Local 600’s new Assistant Eastern Region Director Jennifer Madar.
Did Hollywood Abandon Racial Justice Efforts in 2020?
Racial justice activists who have been working on divesting Hollywood from police ties and pushing the industry to invest more in Black creators say that there hasn’t been meaningful follow-through after they raised anti-racist demands and took meetings with industry leaders last year.
Loki DP on “Love Story” and Brawls
Loki’s penultimate episode, “Journey Into Mystery,” reunited Loki (Tom Hiddleston) with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) and Mobius (Owen Wilson), but only after introducing us to a dazzling array of Loki variants (#AlligatorLoki).
Cinematographer Sees a Dream Come True With ‘Black Widow’
Gabriel Beristain was named the cinematographer of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Black Widow,” a film that is projected to be the most anticipated movie of the summer of 2021.
Cannes Cinematography: Cameras and Lenses Used on 52 Films
IndieWire reached out to the directors of photography whose feature films are premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to find out which cameras and lenses they used and, more importantly, why these were the right tools to create the look and visual language of these highly anticipated films.
Roger Deakins Announces Book of Still Photography
Roger Deakins, the revered British cinematographer with 15 Academy Award nominations and two wins, announced via Instagram that he will soon release his first book of still photographs. Byways will be available in the U.K. in August and in the United States this coming fall.
IATSE & Producers Postpone Contract Talks Until August
IATSE and management’s AMPTP have agreed to push back next week’s scheduled resumption of bargaining for a new film and TV contract until mid-August to allow time for the producers and Hollywood’s unions to work out a new agreement on modifications to the industry’s Covid-19 return-to-work protocols.
Ten Targeting 9,000: 600’s Committee of Fun
As anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will tell you, being active isn’t easy. And staying engaged? Pandemic or no pandemic, that can be a steep hill to climb as well.
The Supreme Court’s Latest Union-Busting Decision Goes Far Beyond California Farmworkers
In the 1960s, the United Farm Workers began demanding better pay and working conditions for California’s agricultural workers, who were subject to egregious exploitation and abuse.
IATSE Members Protest Metropolitan Opera in Virtual Picket Line
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is taking the fight against the Metropolitan Opera lockout online with a virtual picket line.
Cinematographer PJ Dillon on Lensing Cinematic Visuals for ‘Falcon’
A mere few minutes into Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and you instantly realize things look different. The visuals are vast, widescreen, and cinematic-level accomplishments.
F.E.A.R. Cinematographer Jimmy Matlosz
Enjoy post-apocalyptic survival films such as Bird Box and A Quiet Place? This week, New Era Entertainment (A new arm of Devilworks) released their own title in the subgenre you might like, F.E.A.R. (Forget Everything And Run).