Today’s Headlines: Hollywood Teams Union Reaches Deal With Studios
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Hollywood Teams Union Reaches Deal With Studios, Avoiding Strike
The world’s largest media companies bowed this weekend to the demands of Hollywood worker bees: lighting and sound technicians, carpenters, makeup artists, decorators, costume designers and others who work in backstage on film and television sets.
It was a rare show of force for the industry’s âbelow-the-lineâ production teams, who threatened to stage a devastating strike.
The IATSE said the tentative contract improves wages and working conditions for streaming productions, provides for a retroactive pay increase of 3% per year and higher penalties for companies that do not offer a break- meal. The deal also includes unspecified diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the union said. Here’s how the studio and crew union came to an agreement.
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They’ve been stuck for months on cargo ships now floating off Southern California. They are desperate
Some 300,000 of these migrant merchant sailors stranded on ships at sea or in ports around the world. They endure uninterrupted monotony and increasing despair. Their unions and charity groups describe exhaustion, despair, suicide and violence at sea, including at least one suspected murder on a freighter bound for Los Angeles.
Lopez: Time is running out for these unvaccinated LA city workers. Will they come?
The day of reckoning has almost arrived. On Wednesday, the deadline for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, we will find out what the penalty will be for employees in the city of Los Angeles who refuse to comply with the warrant.
But here’s a taxpayer blood pressure alert: Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department are named in a notice of intent to sue the city for the warrant, each asking for $ 2.5 million for it. that they claim to be a violation of their rights.
More Coronavirus Headlines
– Op-Ed: The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. The Delta variant that devastated India has spread around the world – and the next variant could be even deadlier.
– LA County now requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs and lounges. Last weekend, county health inspectors visited 129 businesses subject to the new requirement. Of these, 24 needed training related to the implementation of the mandate.
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LA County Supervisors May Order Audit To Examine Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Corruption Charges
Two Los Angeles County supervisors call for an independent investigation into federal criminal charges against their former colleague Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is accused of accepting bribes from a USC dean in exchange for contracts lucrative county.
On Tuesday, the supervisory board will consider a motion to hire an outside law firm for the investigation, which would focus both on the allegations against Ridley-Thomas and on “the processes and policies associated with the county.”
Regulators gravely underestimated the devastation of a possible oil spill off the coast of OC
Regulators reviewing plans for an oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County in the 1970s examined the potential damage in the event of a ship’s anchor strike, but downplayed the risks, concluding that a resulting spill would be minor, according to documents reviewed by the Times.
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OUR WEEKEND ESSENTIALS
– The water level in Lake Tahoe has fallen so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River and salmon are not expected to spawn in a major tributary this year.
– Mexico’s New Cultural War: Did a Pyramid Light Show âDecolonizeâ or Rewrite History?
– The seedy world of private loans in ‘Squid Game’ is a real temptation in South Korea.
– Biohackers at the gate: The untold story of how DIY experimenters waged war on COVID-19.
– Arellano: Is LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva assembling a “bunch” of cowboys?
– LA Affairs: How a friend’s divorce affected my own marriage.
After a tough night for Dodger fans, we’ll go back to October 18, 2020, to remember Cody Bellinger’s home run in the seventh inning to win Game 7 against the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers recovered their way after a 3-1 deficit in the National League Championship Series to beat the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers won three straight elimination games to win a playoff series for the second time in franchise history, joining the 1981 club that won the World Series in a shortened season. They were the first Dodgers team to win a seven-game series after facing a 3-1 deficit.
And we all know what happened after that.
– La NiÃ±a is back. What does this mean for a parched Southern California?
– At Rep. Karen Bass’s mayoral campaign launch event, she made some of her more specific remarks on dealing with the crisis in Los Angeles since announcing his candidacy last month. She cited the success of the local and national hotel buying program known as Project Homekey, as well as a similar program for renting rooms for vulnerable homeless people known as Project Roomkey.
– In a case that prosecutors and defense lawyers agree “covers new issues of fact and law”, two men from Tijuana were charged with drug trafficking and hostage-taking in connection of the murder of a teenager in San Diego, Mexico.
– Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to tour the Republican Party, garnering attention and influence as he considers another presidential bid. And still around Trump, Representative Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank).
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– Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti highlights the dangers of religious workers abroad.
–Former President Clinton was seen leaving an Orange County hospital on Sunday morning, six days after being admitted and treated for a urological and blood infection.
– Movie star Matthew McConaughey, who describes himself as a “statesman-philosopher, poet of folk song,” toyed with the idea of âârunning for governor of Texas, but declined to go. to hire. The question is, can he win?
– The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified themselves as ‘white’ in the last census has dropped by nearly 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking with a past where race was not followed and rarely discussed in public.
HOLLYWOOD AND THE ARTS
– The 12th installment of the hit franchise ‘Halloween’, which was set to gross $ 35-40 million, broke the opening weekend box office record for a horror film released during the COVID pandemic -19.
– The new trailer for ‘The Batman’ is here. How is Robert Pattinson’s superhero different?
– Yes, ‘The Last Duel’ is a true story. Here is what is historical fact and fiction.
– What’s on TV this week: “Succession”, “The Bachelorette”, NBA Basketball and more.
– Once again, some of Wall Street’s wealthiest financiers and other luminaries descend on the Beverly Hilton Hotel for a Milken Institute global conference this week – a year after COVID-19 forced them to participate virtually from behind their desk. But like many others in the era of the pandemic, it’s not quite what it used to be.
– Zillow Group Inc. is on hiatus from home buying in the United States after the online real estate giant’s hub in the tech-fueled home turnaround encountered a problem.
– The Dodgers lose to the Braves in a single outing in Game 2 of the NLCS.
– The Rams win easily to improve to 5-1 but there have been disappointments at Giant.
– The loss to the Ravens offers many teaching moments for the Chargers.
–Beating Oregon could help Chip Kelly finally take flight at UCLA.
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– Greene: The murder of Polly Klaas accelerated the crackdown on crime. His sisters want to stop him.
– Abcarian: Add this to the list of things I’ll never miss: The Gasoline Leaf Blower
Lisa Warmuth thought she found an ideal community of like-minded creatives when she moved into the apartments at the Santa Ana Arts Collective a year ago. Artist Silverpoint sold his lakefront home in northern Minnesota and expected a new life.
The five-story bank building along 17th and Main Streets had been transformed into a popular 58-unit affordable housing complex designed as a haven for low-income artists. Meta Housing, the Los Angeles-based developer behind SAAC, received honors for innovative development at the Affordable Housing Awards in September.
But instead of inspiration or innovation, Warmuth found terror on his doorstep after regular skirmishes with several non-resident drug addicts who apparently had easy access to the premises.
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