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05/06 "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (MPEG Screening)

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE, will honor retired machinist, cinetechnician and union representative Joseph A. Aredas (pictured) with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award on May 2, 2015 at a dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The Fellowship and Service Award was established nine years ago by the Guild 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. Photo by Wm. Stetz

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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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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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For picture editor Spencer Averick, editing the 2014 film 'Selma 'was a triumphant career achievement of many firsts; the film was nominated for two Academy Awards — Best Picture and Best Song (“Glory”), winning the latter — and it was his first job as a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. His journey began when he met the film’s director Ava DuVernay at an early stage, when they both were starting out in filmmaking. It was 2007, and DuVernay was directing her documentary 'This is the Life.' Like most Hollywood tales, it was about being in the right place at the right time.

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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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Widespread Coverage for Trumka's 'Raising Wages' Challenge to Presidential Candidates
On Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged the 2016 presidential candidates to support a raising wages agenda and said there would be “no place to hide” for candidates who didn't stand up for working families.

Bernie Sanders is Running and Says, 'People Should Not Underestimate Me'

Inside the Case that Could Hold McDonald’s Responsible for Union-Busting

NYT Editorial: Picking Up the Tab for Low Wages

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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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