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Titmouse Union Drive Opens New York Beachhead for Animation Guild

The Animation Guild announced this week that it has organized 113 workers at the Titmouse office in New York, marking the first time the guild has branched outside…

‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Coming 2 America’ and ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Lead Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Suicide Squad,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Coming 2 America” and “House of Gucci” lead the ninth annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild nominations (IATSE Local…

The 40 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic production shutdown being short-lived and studios cutting a deal with IATSE, therefore avoiding a strike, the steady stream of television series just keeps coming.…

How Exclusive Contracts Leave Writers and Actors Scrambling to Navigate Supercharged Job Market

At a time when the global content business is moving faster than ever, many writers feel like they’re still stuck in second gear by the nature of series…

‘Saturday Night Live’ Scrambles to Contain Omicron Threat to Deliver Last Episode of 2021

The surge in Omicron variant infections in New York has sent “Saturday Night Live” into an eleventh-hour scramble to contain the health threat posed by the latest highly…

Denis Villeneuve to Be Honored at 2022 Art Directors Guild Awards

Denis Villeneuve will be the recipient of the William Cameron Menzies Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 26th Annual Excellence in Production…

Global Survey of Film, TV Unions Lays Bare Excessive Hours Culture, Mental Health Consequences (EXCLUSIVE)

A global survey of film and television workers has laid bare the effects of the screen industry’s long-hours culture on crews’ mental and physical wellbeing. UNI Global Union’s…

Thom Davis, Longtime IATSE Local 80 Leader, to Step Down

Thom Davis, the longtime head of IATSE Local 80, announced on Sunday that he will be stepping down at the end of the year, a local official told…

Oklahoma’s Stable Incentives, Studio Space and Crew Boosts Production

Oklahoma has seen booms before, mostly in the oil business. But right now, the state’s boom has more to do with celluloid. Among several Sundance hits over the…

Animation Writers Hope to Close Pay Gap With Their Live-Action Counterparts

The Animation Guild is gearing up for its contract negotiations next week, with animation writers looking to see a significant boost in pay as part of their new…

U.K. Film and TV Union Bectu Sets Out Anti-Bullying, Harassment Charter

U.K. film and TV union Bectu, which represents below-the-line workers and crewmembers, has set out six demands in its fight against bullying and harassment in the audio-visual industry,…

IATSE Vote Leaves Bitter Taste: ‘It’s Inevitable That New Leadership Is Going to Happen’

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees approved its Basic Agreement on Monday, ending the most protracted and contentious bargaining process in the recent history of the TV…