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04/19 MPEG Bowling Mixer
04/25 Automating Post Production Workshop (MPEG Training Series)
04/26 Automating Post Production Workshop (MPEG Training Series)
05/02 MPEG Fellowship & Service Award: Honoring Joseph A. Aredas
New York
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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On Saturday morning, February 21, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) hosted its15th Annual Invisible Art/Invisible Artists program in Hollywood to honor the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Editing. Just a block away from where the Oscars would be presented the next day, a capacity audience filled the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre to enjoy a lively discussion among the contenders. Photo by Wm. Stetz.

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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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Winter 2015
Actor's Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund

‘Midnight Rider’ Producer Film Allman Contests Safety Citation in Court
Film Allman LLC lawyers continued in federal court in Savannah, Georgia arguing against the OSHA citations and $74,900 in fines. This has really become a mini-trial about whether "Midnight Rider" filmmakers intentionally put their crew in jeopardy on February 20, 2014 when they criminally trespassed on a Doctortown train trestle to place a metal hospital bed perpendicular on the tracks and shot a scene.

New Mexico Governor Signs New Tax Incentive Bill

Will 2015 Finally Be the Year of Women at the Movies?

IRS Considers Exclusions on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

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Underpaid Working People Unite in Largest Mobilization in Modern U.S. History, Look Ahead to More Wage Increases and Policy Wins
From dawn to dusk in front of restaurants and on college campuses from coast to coast, tens of thousands took part in strikes and protests Wednesday in the largest mobilization of underpaid working people in modern American history.

Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

Can Big Labor Learn to Love Hillary?

Lyondell Houston Refinery Workers Reject Offer

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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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