Sound Judgment

February 15, 2017

As the Motion Picture Editors Guild enters its 80th anniversary year, it’s important to recognize that 2017 also marks the 90th anniversary of the commercial ascendance of motion pictures with synchronized sound, which were called “talkies.” […]

Digital Cinema Employees Demand Deluxe Raise Wages

January 23, 2017

The delegation of nearly twenty employees delivered a petition from the company’s roughly seventy unionized employees, calling upon their employer to negotiate in good faith to bring wage rates in line with industry standards. […]

Destiny’s Child

December 2, 2016

I was born and raised in a union family, specifically IATSE Local 683. I saw first-hand the benefits of working union. […]

IN MEMORIAM

December 2, 2016

Robert Braverman Picture Editor (January 28, 1930  – January 15, 2016) 58 years a member Ronald Brilhante Service Recorder (December […]

Early on, a Woman’s Place Was in the Cutting Room

December 2, 2016

“Great film editing begins with great pictures,” said Barbara “Bobbie” McLean in a 1977 interview in Film Comment magazine. She could make such a gracious statement with authority at that point, after cutting for more than 60 years, beginning as […]

The Art and Craft of Giving Back

December 2, 2016

by Edward Landler The Membership Outreach Committee recently offered three separate classes, each comprising two sessions over two consecutive days, […]

Jim Faris

December 1, 2016

Arriving in Los Angeles in 1943, he began his career in Hollywood working on Gaslight and ‘National Velvet’ at MGM. In 1947, he moved to the cartoon department, where he edited ‘Tom and Jerry’ and other cartoons […]

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