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 […]

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. […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill

March 18, 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 […]

IATSE and Editors Guild Ask Members to Join an Advocacy Campaign

March 16, 2020

The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) is a good start to providing relief to workers, however, the provisions on the table for emergency paid leave benefits won’t apply to displaced entertainment workers because of the requirements for days worked on a job to qualify. […]

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