Vice Media Post Employees
Ratify Guild Contract

October 26, 2018

Post-production employees of Vice Media, Inc. have overwhelmingly ratified a Motion Picture Editors Guild union contract. The agreement addresses employee’s concerns over pay and job security, and also breaks new ground on the topic of gender and use of pronouns. […]

Sisters Celebrate Their Success
— In Classic Style

September 7, 2018

On Monday, September 3, an exciting new tradition began. How fitting that it was Labor Day when the First Annual Female Picture Editor Emmy Nominees celebration kicked off at the historic Culver Hotel in Culver City, California. […]

The Never-Ending Effort to Forge Solidarity

August 17, 2018

This issue of CineMontage, for all its many virtues, isn’t the most important piece of mail you’ll receive this month. Local 700 members, as well as members of our 12 sister IATSE locals who share the Basic Agreement, will soon receive ballots in their mailboxes. […]

PASSAGES – Françoise Bonnot, ACE

August 17, 2018

Françoise Bonnot, ACE, the acclaimed editor of more than 50 films over six decades, died June 9 at the age of 78 in her hometown of Paris. She won an Academy Award for her work on Costa-Gavras’ 1969 masterpiece ‘Z,’ as well as a BAFTA Award for the same director’s 1982 drama ‘Missing.’ […]

PASSAGES – Frederick O. Stafford

August 17, 2018

Frederick Stafford, one of Hollywood’s best-known ADR editors, died peacefully at his Santa Paula, California home on December 23, 2017. Rita, his loving wife of 32 years, was by his side. […]

PASSAGES – Murray B. Jordan, ACE

August 17, 2018

Murray B. Jordan, ACE, film editor for Richard Brooks and Sam Peckinpah — and later a longtime editor and producer of the television series ‘Cops’ (1989-present) — died on July 1 in Elche, Spain. He was 81. […]

IN MEMORIAM

August 17, 2018

David R. Berlatsky, ACE Picture Editor (July 21, 1933 – July 12, 2018) 58 years a member Françoise Bonnot, ACE […]

Last Fair Deal Gone Down?

August 17, 2018

Our nation and our union are currently roiling in the pro-or-con debate of upcoming elections. For the country, it’s the biennial mid-term elections of our congressional representatives and senators as well as state officials in early November, which looks to be more divisive than ever. […]

Hollywood Unions Slam
Court’s ‘Shameful’ Janus Ruling

August 17, 2018

As organized labor was left fuming after the Supreme Court’s late June decision in ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ that public service employees don’t have to pay union “agency fees,” Hollywood guilds planted a flag of defiance, writes Erik Pedersen in ‘Deadline Hollywood.’ […]

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