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05/05 Special Ceremony and Screening with Past President Donn Cambern, ACE (AFI)
05/10 MPEG Board of Directors Meeting
05/15 MPEG Retirees Luncheon
05/18 "Captain America: Civil War" (MPEG Screening)
New York
05/18 "Captain America: Civil War" (MPEG Screening)
06/25 Individual Deal Memo

Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (CSATTF) has approved a new budget for 2016/2017 Skills Training. Click on link below for more info.

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The annual NAB Show, held April 16-21 in Las Vegas, provided a unique opportunity for post-production professionals to explore emergent sound and image technologies within the seminar programs, in addition to reviewing the latest system offerings in a companion exhibition, which attracted a reported 1,870 exhibitors with an attendance of more than 103,000. Adopting a core theme this year of “Where Content Comes to Life,” it was obvious from the type of sessions and workshops being offered that this show is now more about the creation, post-production and delivery of a wide range of content via over-the-air, broadband and related to-the-consumer channels, as was the case a decade ago.

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Arguably the most anticipated film this spring, Zack Snyder’s 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' which opened March 25 through Warner Bros., continues the heroic conflict that formed the final act of 'Man of Steel '(2013), while introducing several new DC Comics characters for the director’s planned sequels, currently titled The Justice League. In the meanwhile, fearing that the actions of Superman (Henry Cavill) cannot be left unchecked, Batman (Ben Affleck) takes on the famed Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of superhero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat — Doomsday — is created by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

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Last year, Mitchell Danton, ACE, published a book — "Cutting It in Hollywood: Top Film Editors Share Their Journeys" — which was reviewed in CineMontage (Fall 2015) and already is in its second edition. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema and Television, a four-time Primetime Emmy nominee and an Emmy and Eddie Award winner as part of the team that edited the miniseries "The Path to 9/11" (2006), Danton recently returned to his alma mater, now the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), for an evening seminar inspired by his book, on Wednesday, March 23.

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Cannes Classics to Honor Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo
Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo will be honored, while “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin will give the annual Cinema Masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival.

Los Angeles Film and TV Production Surges in First Quarter

New SAG-AFTRA Commercials Deal Set to Increase Wages

Gabrielle Carteris Elected SAG-AFTRA President

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Sorkin: President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy
Two months ago, across an assembly-room table in a factory in Jacksonville, Florida, President Barack Obama was talking to [Andrew Sorkin, writing in The New York Times] about the problem of political capital. His efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy from the 2008 financial crisis were being hit from left, right and center. And yet, by his own assessment, those efforts were vastly underappreciated.

T-Mobile Accused of Fighting a Real Union by Creating a Fake One

AFL-CIO Endorses Boycott of Mexican-Made Nabisco Products

LAX Airport Police, Firefighters Approve 3-Year Labor Deal

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"My biggest challenge is that the role and responsibilities of an assistant editor continue to expand while our time schedules continue to shrink. So for me, it's about staying calm and prioritizing; then I handle each task as quickly and effectively as I can."

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