About Jeffrey Burman
Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

Governor Gavin Newsom Orders All Californians to Stay at Home

March 20, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered Californians to stay at home, marking the first mandatory restrictions placed on the lives of all 40 million residents in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The governor’s action comes at a critical time in California, where 19 people have died and […]

Biden Wins Endorsement of UFCW

March 20, 2020

Joe Biden won the endorsement of a prominent union on Friday as he steams toward the Democratic presidential nomination. The former vice president earned the backing of United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents 1.3 million workers in the health care, grocery, retail and other industries. The union is just the latest in a string of labor groups to back the former vice president, who has […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill

March 20, 2020

In a major victory for IATSE members and working people across the United States, the House of Representatives on May 6 passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act on a bipartisan basis. The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give workers a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and […]

Longtime Film and TV Editor Susan Kesler Dies at 60

March 20, 2020

Longtime TV and film editor Susan Kesler died Thursday, March 19, following a brief battle with ovarian peritoneal cancer. She was 60. Kesler started out in the business as an apprentice editor on The Love Boat and Dynasty, two of the most popular TV shows in the late 1980s. Her career blossomed to include working as an assistant editor on such TV series as The X-Files, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, Alphas, Falling Skies […]

Broadway, Shuttered by Pandemic, Reaches Short-Term Pay Deal

March 20, 2020

Broadway producers have agreed to pay hundreds of actors, musicians, stagehands and others for the first few weeks of the industry shutdown, and to cover their health insurance for at least a month. The “emergency relief agreement,” announced Friday evening, was negotiated by the Broadway League […]

Cannes Film Festival Postponed, Late June Dates Being Considered

March 19, 2020

The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers confirmed Thursday evening that the film festival will no longer take place during the scheduled dates of May 12-23, and several options are now being considered, including postponing the event until the end of June through to the beginning of July. […]

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