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04/30 "Transcendence" (MPEG Screening)
05/10 DCinema Workflow with Fraunhofer’s easyDCP
05/31 Greater Los Angeles Walk to Cure Arthritis 2014 (MPTF)
05/31 College Admissions Seminar (MPEG)
New York
04/26 Red Camera
05/10 ADR workshop
05/21 MPEG Screening - TBD
06/18 MPEG Screening - TBD
LAST COMIC STANDING CREW WINS CONTRACT!

Thanks to the courage and cohesion they demonstrated, and to the overwhelming support showed to them by their Local 700 sisters and brothers and the entire IATSE community, the post crew of “Last Comic Standing” will return to work tomorrow under an IATSE contract!

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THE SOUND OF 'TRANSCENDENCE'

For first-time director Wally Pfister, ASC, making the transition from successful cinematographer on such landmark films as 'The Dark Knight' (2008), 'Inception' (2010) and 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012), all for director Christopher Nolan, to director of a $100-million feature presented its own unique challenges. Combining adventurous CGI realizations with a high-drama sci-fi plot that has been likened to a 21st-century revisit of the Frankenstein Conundrum, Alcon Entertainment’s 'Transcendence,' which opened April 18 through Warner Bros.

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SUPPORT THE CA FILM & TV JOB RETENTION AND PROMOTION ACT

The IA California Locals have been working with a large coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses and other associations to promote the enhancement and expansion of California’s production tax incentive program. One component of this Alliance’s efforts is the creation of an online petition to show our legislators the vast amount of public support for the passing of AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.

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NAB 2014 SPOTLIGHTS ENHANCED CONTENT CREATION

With a total registered attendance of some 98,000 aficionados, this year’s NAB Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 5-10, proved once again to be an ideal venue at which to examine the latest developments in the creation, aggregation and delivery of digital media. With technology on display from more than 1,550 vendors, the event covered all stages from creation to delivery across multiple consumer-facing platforms, including broadband, IPTV, cable, satellite and film theatres. For anyone engaged in audio and video post-production, the annual NAB Show provides a unique opportunity to view the various content-creation tools that will be available in the immediate future.

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L.A. Times Editorial Calls for Enhanced Film Incentives
Eight of the nine nominees for this year's best picture Oscar were filmed outside California. Nearly all of the live-action movies nominated in other Academy Awards categories were filmed in other states or countries as well. In the last two years, California -- host of the Oscars, headquarters of the major studios and home of Hollywood itself -- has barely appeared in a big-screen blockbuster.


‘Last Comic Standing’ Strike Ends with Union Deal

After Sarah Jones Death, IATSE Locals Set Safety Rights Seminar for May 4

SAG-AFTRA to Begin Contract Talks with Producers on May 5


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At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize
A National Labor Relations Board official took a historic step last month in ruling that Northwestern’s scholarship football players should be considered employees of the university and therefore had the right to unionize like other workers. And then, almost immediately, Northwestern began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a unionization vote, which is scheduled for Friday.


Lax Oversight Cited as Factor in Deadly Blast at Texas Plant

A Year After Rana Plaza: What Hasn’t Changed Since the Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Ludlow Massacre Spurred New Deal Labor Reforms; 100 Years Later, Union Legacy has Diminished


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RICHARD SANCHEZ
ASSISTANT EDITOR:
"My biggest challenge has been hopping across different worlds of post. I got my start in reality, but in the past couple of years I've been making more traction in scripted television and in the last year I've expanded into features. Working in reality for several years, I became very comfortable with the process."

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