Beginnings and Endings

June 7, 2019

It’s well known, and often cited, that of all the filmmaking crafts, editing is the only one that did not exist before the advent of moving pictures. In fact, editing was actually created in the process of making those early films — first within the movie camera (or kinetograph or cinématographe) and then after the film was developed and printed, in the phase that became known as post-production. […]

Bernie Would Ban Anti-Union Laws

June 7, 2019

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) announced in early April that if elected, he would ban so-called right-to-work laws. Slightly more than half of US states currently have laws on the books banning unions from negotiating contracts that require all members who benefit from a union […]

Personal Effects: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Interaction

June 7, 2019

One of the social media companies competing for my ever-diminishing supply of attention sends me almost daily e-mails imploring me to log onto its site so that I can build an online simulacrum of my professional network. Those e-mails egg me on with a declarative catchphrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” […]

Government Reopens; New Shutdown Narrowly Averted

February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump got no funding for his wall along the Mexican border. The 35-day standoff between the White House and Democrats, who now hold a majority of seats in the House, yielded the President nothing. […]

The Importance of Enforcement

February 15, 2019

As part of the IATSE union, the Editors Guild is fortunate to have plentiful resources to offer many benefits for our membership. These include training, seminars, mixers and screenings, to name a few. […]

A Year of Engagement and Activism

December 19, 2018

Two thousand eighteen has been a year of great awakening for our Guild — an awakening as to who and what we really are as a labor union. We stood with our principles, refusing to abandon them in order to be socially accepted. […]

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