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New York Film Production Union Elects New Leaders, Wife of International President Is Defeated

The New York local of IATSE has elected William “Dusty” Klatt as its new president, in the first change of leadership in the union since 2004. Klatt, a retired electrician, defeated Mandie DeMeskey, the local’s business representative,...

New York IATSE Workers Vote for a New President Amid a Climate of Fear and Turmoil

Film and TV production workers in New York are casting ballots this week to elect a new union president. Two candidates are running to replace John R. Ford, who is retiring after 18 years as president of...

California Film Tax Credit Program Grows to $2.3 Billion in Direct Spending

The California Film Commission announced on Tuesday that spending by productions supported by the state’s film and TV tax credit grew by $153 million last year. In-state spending grew from $2.13 billion in fiscal year 2021 to...

Alec Baldwin Seeks to ‘Clear His Name,’ Accuses Crew of Negligence in ‘Rust’ Death

Alec Baldwin filed a cross-complaint on Friday seeking to “clear his name” in the shooting death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and said that blame for the tragedy lies with three crew members and with the man who...

Republicans Eye House Takeover; J.D. Vance Wins in Ohio

Control of the House and Senate are up for grabs in Tuesday’s midterm elections, which has been marked by concerns over high inflation, crime and threats to abortion rights. J.D. Vance, a Republican, was declared the winner...

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