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04/27 Estate Planning Seminar
05/10 MPEG Board of Directors Meeting
05/13 MPEG Seminar "Mind-Body Wellness in the Editing Room and for Daily Life"
05/17 MPEG Screening "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"
New York
04/29 Membership Meeting

The Editors Guild presented its Fellowship and Service Award to picture editor Lillian Benson, ACE, on Saturday, April 8 at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Universal. The Fellowship and Service Award was established 10 years ago by the Guild’s Board of Directors to recognize an individual who embodies the values the Guild holds most dear: Professionalism, Collaboration, Mentorship, Generosity of Spirit and a Commitment to the Labor Movement.

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There probably isn’t a more iconic 20th century figure than Albert Einstein, given that his scientific work literally changed the course of world history and how humans view the universe. At the same time, until now, there may never have been a major historical figure’s life story harder to neatly package up and dramatize in a narrative format than Einstein’s.

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As the new comedy 'The Last Word' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 24, editor Julia Wong, ACE, was recalling to CineMontage what a great experience she had cutting the movie. “Director Mark Pellington was a great collaborator and so much fun to work with,” she says. “We hit it off right away.” The film opened domestically March 3 through Bleecker Street Media.

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ADR/Foley mixer Jesse Dodd, CAS, MPSE, never doubted that her career would be in show biz. “When I was a kid, I knew that I wanted to work in the TV and film industry,” she emphasizes with a steely look. “There was never a doubt, although my mom wanted me to be a lawyer! When I was five or maybe six, I sent a letter to Carol Burnett about my dream of being part of the entertainment industry. I was surprised when she wrote back.”

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Editors Guild

WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization in Historic Turnout
The strike authorization was approved by 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots, according to the WGA, a record 67.5% of eligible WGA members. A strike, if it comes to that, can’t begin until midnight May 1, when the current film and TV contract expires. A strike can still be averted if the WGA and management’s Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers can work out a deal this week. The talks, which took a two-week hiatus to allow the WGA East and WGA West to poll their members on strike authorization, resume Tuesday.

Writers Guild Promises Strike on May 2 if No Deal is Reached

On-Location Film Production in L.A. Falls to 5-Year Low; TV Dramas Dip in Q1

Chill on Rumors of Netflix Side Deal as WGA Strike Authorization Looms

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Public Pans Republicans’ Latest Approach to Replacing Affordable Care Act
In strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

AFL-CIO: Trump’s Tax Plan is a Massive Giveaway to the Wealthy Few

Global Support for Workers at VW Chattanooga Plant

Write Your Representative: Oppose Legislation that Would Steal Overtime Pay

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"Maybe two-thirds of my job involves reading screenplays, novels, non-fiction books, plays, teleplays and treatments. I evaluate their potential as movie or television projects. I also do “story notes” on projects we have in development."

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Click here to learn about what post production is, and the important role our members play in making your favorite movies and TV shows.

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