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05/17 MPEG Retirees Luncheon
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05/27 National Senior Health & Fitness Day (MPTF)
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05/06 "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (MPEG Screening)

Joseph A. Aredas was presented the Editors Guild Fellowship and Service Award on Saturday, May 2, at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. Some 136 admirers attended to honor Aredas' service to the industry. IATSE Hollywood locals were well represented, as were working colleagues, adoring family members, past recipients of the award and Editors Guild President Alan Heim, ACE, as well as many Guild Board members. Pictured: Joe Aredas flanked by Ron Kutak, left, and Alan Heim. Photo by Deverill Weekes.

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In its campaign to organize non-union employers, the Editors Guild has many tools and tactics. In some instances, employees withhold their labor in order to convince non-union employers to agree to union deals. Our “recognition strikes” — job actions to bring non-union employers to the bargaining table — generally do not last long, although during a recent protracted walkout, the Guild dusted off an old playbook in order to aid those who lost wages: a Strike Relief Fund.

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Once again, the annual NAB Show attracted a wide cross section of post-production professionals who gathered in Las Vegas to secure insight into current technologies and AV techniques within the well-attended seminar program, in addition to examining the latest and greatest hardware offerings in the accompanying exhibition that attracted 1,700 exhibitors — including over 200 first-time companies — with attendance topping 100,000. Adopting a core theme this year of “Crave More,” which was intended to reflect the passion of media and entertainment communities, there were plenty of new developments to see and hear.

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“We located a stock B-24 Liberator in Florida that was coming to Van Nuys airport, so we put about 30 microphones on it and spent a full day recording all sorts of interior and exterior sounds for Unbroken,” co-supervising sound editor Becky Sullivan, MPSE, told a standing-room audience of 100-plus audio professionals at a Audio Engineering Society (AES) LA Section meeting on March 31. Photo: Andrew DeCristofaro, left, Ginge Cox and Craig Mann; photos by Jan Bezouska/White Light Audio, courtesy of AES LA Section.

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Spring 2015
Actor's Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund

West Coast IATSE Reaches 3-Year Deal with Producers
The new deal was concluded after two weeks of negotiations between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The deal is along the same lines as the agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America with a 3% annual wage hike and an increase in contributions to the pension and health fund, according to sources close to the talks.

Musicians Union Sues Warners, MGM and Paramount Over ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Robocop’ Scores

Theater Chief Says 2015 Will Be ‘Year of Women’ at Box Office

IRS Considers Exclusions on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

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Many Democrats Turn Their Backs on Free Trade
President Obama may win some close trade votes -- first with the approval of a bill giving him so-called fast-track authority to negotiate the huge Trans-Pacific Partnership and then when the deal itself moves through Congress. This time, more than 80 percent of congressional Democrats will oppose the president.

At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back

Sanders Calls Minimum Wage a 'Starvation Wage'

Krugman: Explaining US Inequality Exceptionalism

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"With the way that technology keeps developing, the post-production workflow changes constantly and an assistant editor needs to stay on top of all the changes. For me, this has included learning new techniques for doing temp VFX, adjusting to a new procedure for dailies workflow, and managing the Avid Unity and the ISIS storage system for video files."

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