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09/12 DaVinci Resolve 12 Editing Workshop
09/12 DaVinci Resolve 12 Editing Workshop
09/13 MPEG Annual "Post" Labor Day Picnic
09/17 "Black Mass" (MPEG Screening)
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09/16 "Black Mass" (MPEG Screening)
IATSE Local Unions Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, The 13 local unions representing over 43,000 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

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In the 1970s, she changed the way that American movies looked and felt. Today, she is regarded as one of the greatest of all film editors, but during her life, Dede Allen, ACE, was often the outsider — even sometimes seen as a threat. In her charming e-book biography 'Dede Allen: Editing the Cinema of Compassion,' Nancy LeMay details the artistic, political and psychological conditions that made Allen a major force in the second half of 20th century filmmaking.

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“EditFest…a great place to celebrate the art of the editor,” said moderator Bobbie O’Steen, welcoming the audience back from lunch. She added, “We miss you, Randy,” in memory of longtime ACE board member, and president from 2008 to 2012, Randy Roberts, ACE, who passed away late last year. O’Steen then introduced the subject of the session, Oscar winner — for 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' (1988) and 'Forrest Gump' (1994) — and 2009 ACE Career Achievement Award winner Arthur Schmidt, ACE.

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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. In the last installment of this coverage, we look at the panel entitled TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution, in which editors spoke of new opportunities.

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Summer 2015
Actor's Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund

West Coast IATSE Ratifies Deal with Studios
The thirteen Hollywood IATSE locals have ratified a new three year deal with the AMPTP, representing studios and producers, the union announced Tuesday. Key provisions of the agreement include annual wage and pension increases, and no cuts or increased costs to the participants of the health plan, and what the union called “substantial improvements in working conditions” for new media productions.

Deluxe Culver City Post-Production Staff Vote Overwhelmingly for IATSE Contract

Female TV Directors Make Modest Strides, but Minority Representation Drops, DGA Reports

2015 Emmy Nominations; Presentation on September 20

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Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. While the day honors the hardworking women and men who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.

Big Leaps for Parental Leave, if Workers Actually Take It

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 282,000

This Steel Industry Battle Shows Why Unions are Necessary

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"I think the biggest challenge is putting in the necessary time to move up to editor, balanced with keeping current with rapidly changing technology. More and more, the assistant editor position is being redefined as a technical position rather than creative."

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