INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS
Message from Local 600 Leadership on Transgender Rights
Trans rights are human rights. Human rights are at the forefront of workers rights, and therefore central to union ideology.
Los Angeles school workers union announces plan for 3-day strike
A union representing school workers in Los Angeles plans to strike for three days next week with support from the district’s teachers union, it said, setting up what could be a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest school system.
Michigan State Senate Votes to Repeal Right to Work
Walt Disney Animation Studios Production Workers Launch Union Drive With IATSE
The Animation Guild is seeking to organize nearly 80 production coordinators, production managers and production supervisors, even as Disney looks to disqualify certain job titles from the effort.
COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Fox 8 Photojournalists Fighting for Better Pay After Years of Stagnant Wages, Hazardous Conditions
Working without a contract since 2017 at rates that have remained stagnant despite inflation and the parent company's continued financial success, photojournalists at Fox 8 in the IATSE union are fighting for better wages.
Baz Luhrmann & DP Mandy Walker On “Perfectly” Recreating Iconic ‘Elvis’ Footage
In taking on the story of Elvis via the Warner Bros drama of the same name, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and DP Mandy Walker looked to “perfectly reproduce already existing imagery” of the King of Rock and Roll, for what Walker terms “trainspotting” sequences.
IATSE Outlines Its Legislative Agenda For New Congress: “Labor Unions Are Under Assault”
IATSE is calling on Congress to pass a wide range of legislation to protect its members and the rights of working men and women across the country. Known as its Federal Issue Agenda, the wishlist faces an uphill battle with Republicans now controlling the House of Representatives.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Cinematographer Reflects on “One of the Most Beautiful Endings”
DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw describes how she and Ryan Coogler approached capturing the emotions and themes of the Disney/Marvel blockbuster
Interview with "Avatar: The Way of Water" Director of Photography Russell Carpenter
Carpenter talks to IndieWire about reuniting with James Cameron and fusing the practical and digital visuals of "The Way of Water."
Round Table with DPs From ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘The Fabelmans,’ and ‘The Woman King’
Whether working side by side with cinematic masters, giving often-overlooked women’s stories a place of prominence or conjuring the exotica of Pandora, these directors of photography were motivated to tell compelling tales.
Seeing Visions: Inside the Making of Elvis, Tár, and Bardo
Directors and cinematographers break down some of their most ambitious images.
Interviews with the cinematographers of "Armageddon Time", "The Inspection" And "The Fabelmans"
Every director brings a piece of themselves to their work, but this Oscar season has seen films becoming ever more personal. And it’s up to the cinematographer to work with their director to bring those stories to life.
60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Nominations Announced
ICG Publicists have announced six additional award nominations for the 60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards.
GOTV: 2022 Georgia Runoff Election on December 6
The runoff election on December 6 for the U.S. Senate is too important to tune out.
Interview with "All Quiet on the Western Front" Cinematographer James Friend
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Cinematographer Threw Himself into the Horror and the Beauty of World War I
Television Publicity Campaign Nominations Announced for the 60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
ICG Publicists have announced the nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Television Publicity Campaign to be presented at the 60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Camerimage: How ‘Black Panther 2’ DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw Used Light to Convey Grief, Rebirth
Describing lighting as “a character in the movie,” DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw said her approach to Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was about creating a “texture of grief throughout the film.”
How ‘Elvis’ DP Mandy Walker Re-created Those Iconic Performances by the King of Rock ’n’ Roll
Before production even began on Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, they did meticulous research and testing involving studying footage and other archival material.
Interview with " Armageddon Time" Director, James Gray, & Cinematographer, Darius Khondji
What's the collaborative process behind “The Immigrant,” “Armageddon Time,” and “The Lost City of Z”? “No conversation. Just sharing paintings.”