Unscripted Mixer in Los Angeles (Photo Gallery)

Unscripted workers from Locals 600, 695, 700, 705, 706, and 892 met up in L.A. this week for a networking event filled with food, great conversation, and (inflatable) axe throwing.

Freelance Casting Assistants Move Forward With NLRB Election To Gain Representation From Teamsters
Following a virtual meeting Monday night with nearly 100 casting assistants, the group is officially moving forward with a National Labor Relations Board election. The union announced the intent to represent them in April.

The Bikeriders’ Director of Photography Puts Audiences on Their Own Ride

An exclusive Q&A with cinematographer Adam Stone.

Girls State Cinematographer Laura Hudock on Listening to People You Disagree With
“The main skill set of documentary cinematography is gaining the trust of your subject,” says Girls State cinematographer Laura Hudock. “And I feel like so much of it is just how you present yourself as a person. Some of it is the energy that you bring into the room — your kindness, your professionalism.”

Interview with "The Acolyte" Director of Photography Chris Teague
Speaking to Awards Radar on Zoom, cinematographer Chris Teague, who worked on the show’s first, second, fourth, and fifth episodes, said that “it’s a very difficult balance to try to find something that feels fresh but also like it’s a part of this very big, well-established universe. We started from the root of what most interested us in the Star Wars world.

Work Slowdown Resources
The Local will continue to provide the most up-to-date list of resources available for those experiencing financial hardship.

Disneyland performers' vote to unionize certified by federal labor officials

Character and parade performers at Disneyland in California are officially unionized.

Federal labor officials said Wednesday that they’ve certified the results of a three-day election that took place earlier this month in Anaheim.

How women are changing labor unions

Across the country, labor is having a moment: Historic United Auto Workers wins (and some losses) in the union-resistant South, Amazon factory organizing, Hollywood’s SAG-AFTRA strike and Starbucks workers’ union fight have dominated headlines this year.

“I am riding that wave and loving every minute of it,” Liz Shuler, president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of union workers, tells Women Rule.

Inside the Stunning, Devious Cinematography of Netflix’s "Ripley"
Director Steven Zaillian and cinematographer Robert Elswit reveal the methods, ideas, and secrets of their new series’ meticulous black-and-white visuals.

IATSE’s Michael Miller On What It Will Take For New 3-Year Labor Deal: Strike Talk Podcast
After taking the temperature on how labor talks were going with Teamsters’ Lindsay Dougherty, Deadline Strike Talk podcast co-hosts Billy Ray and Todd Garner get into things this week with Mike Miller, the VP and Director of Motion Pictures for IATSE.

Local 600 Panel & Booth at Cine Gear NYC
Stop by the Local 600 Booth, #105

IATSE Chief: Workers “Ready to Fight” in Upcoming Contract Talks With Studios
The crew union leader and reps from SAG-AFTRA, the Writers Guild of America and Teamsters had strong words for the AMPTP during a labor innovation and technology summit at CES: “My folks aren’t going to just settle.”

The THR Cinematographer Roundtable

DPs Hoyte van Hoytema ('Oppenheimer'), Rodrigo Prieto ('Barbie' and 'Killers of the Flower Moon'), Cristina Dunlap ('American Fiction'), Shabier Kirchner ('Past Lives'), Dan Laustsen ('The Color Purple' and 'John Wick: Chapter 4') and Lukasz Zal ('The Zone of Interest') discuss their “happy accidents,” cinematic shorthand and the Barbenheimer phenomenon.

Is the pendulum of power swinging towards US unions?
The United Auto Workers have scored a major victory. And it could be a sign of more to come for workers – unless the Fed undermines them again

General Motors reaches tentative agreement with UAW, potentially ending six-week strike
DETROIT (AP) — Facing the loss of another $200 million this week to a lengthy strike, General Motors CEO Mary Barra wrapped up her weekend by going to the United Auto Workers’ Detroit headquarters intent on getting a new contract.

WGA Votes to Ratify Contract, Officially Ending One of Hollywood’s Longest Strikes

The Writers Guild of America has voted overwhelmingly to ratify its new contract, formally ending one of the longest labor disputes in Hollywood history.

SAG-AFTRA Members Vote Overwhelmingly To Authorize Strike Against Video Game Industry
SAG-AFTRA members have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against 10 of the major video game companies. The vote was 98.32% in favor.  A total of 34,687 members cast ballots, representing a voting 27.47% of eligible voters. The guild’s last strike against the gaming companies, in 2016-17, lasted 183 days. The guild, meanwhile, has been on strike against the film and TV industry since July 14.

Writers Guild Strike to End Wednesday: Leadership Votes to Conclude Historic Work Stoppage
The 148-day writers’ strike, the second longest in Writers Guild of America history, will conclude on 12:01 am PT Wednesday thanks to a vote from guild leadership that officially authorized some 11,500 members to return to work. Tasks that for months were prohibited by strike rules — pitching, selling scripts, taking meetings, responding to notes — will then be sanctioned, while writers’ rooms can reconvene.

WGA, AMPTP Reach Historic Contract Agreement to End 146-Day Writers Strike
Hollywood heaves a sigh of relief. The WGA and major studios and streamers have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that promises to end the 146-day strike that has taken a heavy toll across the content industry.

The Rebel Alliance: SAG and the WGA Owe Other Unions a Debt. How Will They Repay It?
Members of IATSE, as well their brethren in the Teamsters, have become fixtures on New York and Los Angeles picket lines, fighting a war that isn’t theirs. 

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