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.
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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…

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…

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…

Editors Guild Says New Media Contract So “Narrow” It Won’t Deliver On Residuals Promise

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In recommending a “no vote” on the ratification of new IATSE film and TV contract, Editors Guild Local 700 says that the pact’s new media residuals formula has such an “extraordinarily narrow scope” that it “excludes nearly all of new media.” In a post…

Editors Guild Answers IATSE President Matt Loeb’s “Baseless” Claims Against Its Leader

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Cathy Repola, the national executive director of the Editors Guild, has fired back at IATSE president Matt Loeb, who earlier today accused her of having “violated federal labor law” by taking part in the union’s recent negotiations for a new film and T…

Matt Loeb Re-Elected IATSE President

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Matt Loeb, running unopposed, was re-elected to a four-year term as president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees today at the union’s 68th Quadrennial Convention in Hollywood, FL. Loeb, who’s been president of IATSE since 2008, hasn’t had to stand for election once in the last 10 years. He was elected without opposition in 2009 at the convention in Orlando, and at the 2013 convention in Boston. In 2008, he was the unanimous choice of the union’s…

IATSE: Trump’s Election Will Have “Severe Consequences” For Workers & Unions

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IATSE president Matt Loeb is predicting “severe consequences” for unions and working people in the wake of Tuesday’s election results. The union, which is one of the few in the industry that endorses political candidates, backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
“The election for president of the United States is over,” Loeb said in a statement issued today. “While we did not achieve the result we desired, I am extremely proud of the work of our political department…