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08/01 EditFest LA (ACE)
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08/19 "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (MPEG Screening)
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08/12 "Fantastic Four" (MPEG Screening)

IATSE’s District 2 met over the weekend of July 10 to discuss regional issues and hear from speakers, including IA President Matthew D. Loeb. The meeting was held at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. District 2 consists of 50 IA locals in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. Unlike most unions nationally, the IATSE is growing. District 2 has 45,716 members, having added 2,594 members over the last two years. There were 171 D2 delegates at this convention, the 71st such meeting.

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On July 24, Southpaw, directed by Antoine Fuqua, shot by Mauro Fiore, ASC, edited by John Refoua, ACE, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opened in US theatres through The Weinstein Company. A story of about a boxer who goes down in defeat and fights for redemption, the film is also about a man losing his family and fighting to regain it. CineMontage had the chance to speak with editor John Refoua, ACE about his work on Southpaw.

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The Editors Guild congratulates all of its members who received nominations for the 67th annual Emmy Awards, which were announced on July 16. The awards for the post-production will be presented at the Creative Arts Emmy Show, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on September 19. Re-recording Mixer Dean Okrand, CAS (pictured), was nominated in the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series category for his work on the series 'Modern Family.' Click the link above to see a list of all the nominees.

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The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEW) continues to grow its reputation as the top spot on the East Coast to learn the editor's craft. So it’s perhaps not unusual that it offers a great service pulling together panels of top-notch working editors who provide insight into how they pull off the latest reality TV show, miniseries or feature. This year’s “Sight, Sound & Story” one-day summit of post-production panels was held earlier this summer at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films panel promised to show just how editors up their game to make a place in today’s ever-changing market.

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Spring 2015
Actor's Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund

IATSE Contract Memo to be Mailed August 7
The new deal was concluded in March after two weeks of negotiations between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The ratification memo- randum will be mailed on August 7. The deal is along the same lines as the agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and the WGA with a 3% annual wage hike and a 10% increase in contributions to the pension plan.

‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge’ Hit with Crew Strike

Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, Thelma Schoonmaker to Receive 2015 DGA Honors

Emmy Nominations 2015

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Enviros, Unions Protest Pacific Trade Pact in Maui
About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. Protest organizers say the trade agreement would benefit a few major corporations while sacrificing protections for public health, the environment, local jobs and indigenous rights.

Hillary Hints at Support for $12 Minimum Wage

Matthews: AFL-CIO has a Perfect Champion. Is it Enough for an Endorsement?

IMF: Unionization, Higher Wages Reduce Income Inequality

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"Every day is a challenge. We’re 99.9 percent digital now and it’s a constantly overwhelming task to keep track of all of the audio data — verifying that it’s of the highest quality and in the proper formats, delivering it to the appropriate destinations, and making certain that everyone who’s supposed to know about it is alerted."

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