Hollywood Erupts In Joy As Film Academy Restores All Awards To Live TV

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Hollywood celebrated with statements and posts on social media today in the wake of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement that all awards presentations would be live on the Feb. 24 Oscars broadcast.
The decision reverses the prev…

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Joins Oscar Protest

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706, has joined the protest of the Motion Picture Academy’s decision to hand out four Oscars – including those for Best Makeup and Hairstyling – during commercial breaks at the Februa…

IATSE President Matt Loeb Calls Academy’s Oscar Exclusions An “Insult” To Below-The-Line Crafts

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IATSE president Matt Loeb has joined the chorus of complaints about the upcoming Oscar telecast, demanding that the Academy “reverse course” and reinstate cinematographers, editors and makeup artists and hairstylists to the full Oscar program.
Last wee…

Jim Osburn Looks To Supreme Court In Fight Against IATSE President Matt Loeb

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Former IATSE Sound Local 695 business agent Jim Osburn is taking his fight against IATSE president Matt Loeb all the way to the Supreme Court, accusing Loeb of “stifling dissent” through “dictatorial tactics.” Loeb placed the Sound Local into trusteesh…

Teamsters Urged To Honor Striking L.A. Teachers’ Picket Lines As Hollywood Guilds Show Solidarity

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Teamsters Local 399 is urging its members to honor the striking Los Angeles teachers’ picket lines, which could disrupt plans for filming on campuses at local schools, which have long been favorite locations for film and TV shoots. “Honor the picket li…

Hollywood Unions Stand In Solidarity With LA Teachers On Eve Of Potential Strike

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Hollywood unions are lining up in support of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s teachers, who appear likely to strike on Monday.
Negotiations between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended Friday without a dea…

Editors Guild Leader Cathy Repola Rebukes IATSE President Matt Loeb In Year-End Missive

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In a year-end message to her members, Cathy Repola, national executive director of Editors Guild Local 700, said that IATSE president Matt Loeb “had no interest in any input from me” during the union’s recent negotiations for a new film and TV contract…

Industry Unions Pledge To Share Resources To Combat Sexual Harassment

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A dozen entertainment industry unions – most of which are affiliated with the AFL-CIO’s Department for Professional Employees – have committed to taking joint action to combat sexual harassment in the workplace by sharing training resources…

IATSE President Matt Loeb Rebukes Editors Guild Leaders; Calls Their Retaliation Claims Wrong And “Irresponsible”

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IATSE president Matt Loeb has sternly rebuked Editors Guild leaders Cathy Repola and Alan Heim, telling them that their claim that she was removed as a director of the union’s pension and health plans in retaliation for her opposition to IATSE’s new fi…

Editors Guild’s Cathy Repola Cries Foul After IATSE President Matt Loeb Boots Her From Seat On Pension & Health Plans

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EXCLUSIVE: IATSE international president Matt Loeb has unceremoniously booted Cathy Repola off the board of directors of the union’s pension and health plans after she tangled with him over the ratification of the union’s new film and TV contract. Repo…