INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS

Interview with "Ozark" DP Eric Koretz and Jason Bateman
8/17/2022
As the director, executive producer and star of Netflix’s Emmy-winning crime drama Ozark, Jason Bateman looked to create a work of “detail and precision,” marked by “an economy” of visual communication—one that would lean into and repeatedly pull off his most “complicated idea or desire.”


How the Cinematography of ‘Evil’ Channels ‘Night of the Hunter’ and ‘Ida’
8/16/2022

Cinematographers Petr Hlinomaz and Fred Murphy tell IndieWire about how their compositions and lens choices help create terror on "Evil."


Emmys 2022: Cinematography Nominees on How They Shot the Year’s Best Shows
8/11/2022
From "Euphoria" to "Atlanta" and "Loki" to "Station Eleven," 15 directors of photography tell IndieWire about the equipment they chose for their Emmy-nominated series — and, more importantly, why they chose it.


‘Atlanta,’ ‘Barry’ and Other Emmy-Nominated TV Cinematographers Discuss the Bold New Look of Comedy
8/10/2022
The six nominees for this year’s Half-Hour Cinematography category share their trade secrets, including why the landscape of the comedy series has changed so, well….dramatically


How ‘Euphoria’s’ DP Used ‘Expressionistic’ Theatrical Lighting for Lexi’s Play
8/9/2022
When it came time to shoot “The Theater and Its Double” — the seventh episode of “Euphoria’s” second season, Emmy-nominated for cinematography — Hungarian DP Marcell Rév already had some necessary experience.


‘Only Murders’ Cinematographer on Show’s Visual Motifs and Directing Pair of Episodes for Season 2
8/6/2022
“Only Murders in the Building” cinematographer Chris Teague got a chance to step behind the camera to direct two episodes of the Emmy-nominated Hulu series.


After Commercial Walk Off, a Major Union Drive for Production Workers Begins
7/21/2022
Line producers, production supervisors, production assistants and others on TV commercials are seeking to join the crew union IATSE after the pandemic exerted new pressures on their department and showed "all the cracks in our system," says one supporter.


‘Nope’: Shooting Jordan Peele’s IMAX-Sized Spectacle of Horror
7/21/2022

Peele and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema tell IndieWire about making the first horror movie shot in IMAX.


COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
7/14/2022
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Animation Guild Members Vote Overwhelmingly To Ratify New Film & TV Contract
7/5/2022
Members of the Animation GuildIATSE local 839, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new film and TV contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The vote was 87% in favor of ratification. According to the guild, the number of members who voted more than tripled since the last ratification vote.


‘Elvis’ Cinematographer on Recreating the King’s Vegas Showroom for Baz Luhrmann Biopic
7/2/2022
In recreating Elvis Presley’s famous ’68 Comeback Special, “Elvis” cinematographer Mandy Walker spent hours watching and examining old footage to faithfully reproduce certain shots and lighting changes for Baz Luhrmann’s biopic.


Interview with the Cinematographers from "Loki,""The Man Who Fell to Earth," and "Winning Time"
6/20/2022
The DPs reveal their approaches to lensing their vivid series.


Behind the Animation Guild’s Push to Organize Production Workers
6/16/2022
In January, The Animation Guild announced a twofold breakthrough: By unionizing Harriet the Spy studio Titmouse New York, the IATSE local had not only initiated an expansion outside of Los Angeles County, it had also organized production staff for the first time in recent history. Since then, TAG has unveiled new organizing campaigns of production workers at a rate of practically one a month — at the shows Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites, at studios Titmouse L.A. and ShadowMachine and, on June 2, at The SimpsonsFamily Guy and American Dad! (Before organizing production staff, TAG represented a number of animation workers at these latter employers.)


President Joe Biden encourages unions at AFL-CIO convention
6/14/2022
 President Joe Biden told the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday that he’s working to rebuild the U.S. economy around workers, an attempt to draw a contrast with Republicans who have increasingly attracted blue-collar votes.


Interview with ‘Abbott Elementary’ Cinematographer Mike Pepin
6/7/2022
he “Passive Aggressive” Approach To Filming Mockumentaries & The Lessons He Learned On ‘The Office’ – Production Value


James Wong Howe: A Gutsy Cinematographer Finally Gets His Due
6/7/2022

A retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image looks at a career filled with sublime images made at a time of strong anti-Asian sentiment in Hollywood


Music Supervisors Speak Out On New Unionization Effort: “We’re Just Asking for Fairness”
6/6/2022
After requesting voluntary recognition from studios and streaming companies, creatives say that they're attempting to be represented by IATSE to "be treated the same as everyone else we work with in production."


Local 600 Panels at Cine Gear Expo 2022
6/1/2022

Local 600 will host two panels at this year's Cine Gear Expo in L.A.


Starbucks Labor Organizers Win 100th Unionized Store
5/31/2022

In labor news, at least 100 Starbucks stores have formed unions across the country. The historic milestone comes after two Starbucks in Seattle and one in Birmingham, Alabama, voted to unionize last week.


Animation Guild Strikes New Deal With AMPTP That Provides “Significant Gains” for Writers
5/28/2022
The Animation Guild has tentatively reached a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)


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