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04/15 "Furious 7" (MPEG Screening)
04/18 Automating Post Production: Using Automation to Save Time & Money in Post (MPEG Training Series)
04/18 The New Content Production Pipeline (Cinedeck)
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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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A recent conference on “The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology: Cinema, Television and the Internet,” organized by the Audio Engineering Society, provided a unique glimpse of the types of workflow and creative challenges facing post-production professionals. Held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, and co-chaired by Dr. Sean Olive and Brian McCarthy, the three-day gathering included a number of keynote addresses from industry luminaries, together with technical workshops and papers sessions.

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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 Wednesday morning 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.

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

Feds Cite CNN’s 'Anti-Union Animus,' Reject Latest Appeal In Worker Firings

Jane Street Producers Vote to Join WGA East After Company Brass Urged Against It

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Obama Rejects GOP Bid to Overturn New Union Rules
In his latest confrontation with Congress, President Obama on Tuesday blocked Republican efforts to overturn new union-friendly federal regulations issued by his administration. Obama rejected a resolution passed by both houses of Congress that would have reversed rules to speed up and streamline union elections, the equivalent of a veto.

McDonald’s Raising Pay for Employees in 1,500 Stores

ADP: U.S. Private Sector Adds 189,000 Jobs in March

L.A. County Supervisors Vote 5-0 to Study Raising the Minimum Wage

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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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