MPTF Nursing Home Reports No New Coronavirus Cases Among Residents in Nearly 6 Weeks

May 22, 2020

The extraordinary steps taken to combat the coronavirus at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s nursing home in Woodland Hills are paying off. While six residents died in the early days of the outbreak, there have been no deaths there due to the virus since April 23, and no residents have tested positive since April 12. The last caregiver tested positive on April 30 […]

IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President

May 19, 2020

IATSE has endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States. The union, which represents 140,000 entertainment workers … said Tuesday that its general executive board voted unanimously to endorse the former vice president for his “extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, but he is also genuinely concerned on a human level about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers.” […]

IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Return-to-Work Procedures

May 18, 2020

IATSE has hired a trio of epidemiologists to consult the union on best practices for workers in the entertainment industry to safely return to work in the era of COVID-19. “We want everyone to get back to work as soon as possible, but we need to do it right,” says IATSE international president Matthew Loeb. “We are working with these epidemiologists and employers […]

Hollywood Giants Plan More Cost-Cutting, Brace for Pandemic Recession

May 14, 2020

With Hollywood first-quarter earnings season now wrapped, sector giants have made clear that more of the financial pain of the novel coronavirus pandemic will, as expected, hit their results for the current second quarter, which started after the initial virus impact in March. With revenue dragged down across divisions — from the closed theme park units and […]

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