IATSE Revises Health Plan to Allow Emergency Withdrawals

March 26, 2020

The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan has been temporarily revised to aid members as they navigate through the coronavirus crisis. Motion Picture Editors Guild national executive director Cathy Repola outlined these revisions in a message sent to members on Wednesday. She also warned: “For those that need […]

Paradigm Signs 5-Year Agreement with Writers Guild

March 24, 2020

Paradigm has reached an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The pact, which runs through April 2025, is based on the standard franchise agreement offered by the WGA, with a few key gains for Paradigm: Packaging fees will be allowed until December 31, 2021 (the longest extension an agency has attained yet) and it can own 10 percent (up from […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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