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The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE, will honor member Lillian E. Benson, ACE, with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The Fellowship and Service Award was established 10 years ago by the Guild’s Board of Directors to recognize an individual who embodies the values the Guild holds most dear: Professionalism, Collaboration, Mentorship, Generosity of Spirit and a Commitment to the Labor Movement.

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2017 Survey — Who We Are

Last year, the Editors Guild’s Diversity Committee sent out its first survey to gather preliminary information about the Local 700 membership. Now it is time for the Committee to delve more deeply into the details to develop a better understanding of our membership’s ability to be inclusive to all.

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As the new comedy 'The Last Word' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 24, editor Julia Wong, ACE, was recalling to CineMontage what a great experience she had cutting the movie. “Director Mark Pellington was a great collaborator and so much fun to work with,” she says. “We hit it off right away.” The film opened domestically March 3 through Bleecker Street Media.

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ADR/Foley mixer Jesse Dodd, CAS, MPSE, never doubted that her career would be in show biz. “When I was a kid, I knew that I wanted to work in the TV and film industry,” she emphasizes with a steely look. “There was never a doubt, although my mom wanted me to be a lawyer! When I was five or maybe six, I sent a letter to Carol Burnett about my dream of being part of the entertainment industry. I was surprised when she wrote back.”

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Editors Guild

WGA East’s Council Asks Members to Authorize Strike
In the second of a one-two punch that puts the WGA further along the road to a threatened strike against the film and TV industry, the WGA East’s council voted Tuesday night in New York to seek strike authorization from the guild’s members. The vote comes a day after the WGA West’s board voted in Los Angeles to seek the same authorization from its members. The back-to-back votes were recommended unanimously by the WGA negotiating committee, which broke off contract talks with management’s AMPTP on Friday.

‘Midnight Rider’s Film Allman Loses Third Appeal Over Safety Violations

The Workers Who Make Broadway Hum Deserve a Standing Ovation

Hollywood on Edge as WGA, AMPTP Point Fingers After Talks End

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New Momentum for Medicaid Expansion, as More Republicans Conclude Obamacare Won’t Get Repealed
In the 19 states that never expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the calculus has quickly changed. A lot of state legislators, including Republicans, are putting more stock in what the Speaker said Friday, that Obamacare will be the law of the land for the foreseeable future.

Coal Mining Jobs Trump Would Bring Back No Longer Exist

Cook: Trump’s Labor Nominee, Alexander Acosta, is More Dangerous than You Think

Women's Players, USA Hockey Reach Agreement to Avoid Boycott

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"In post-production, I conform the music to any picture changes. I choose some of the source cues, and I craft transitions (and sometimes marriages) between them and the score. On the mix stage, I deliver the full music Pro Tools session to the re-recording mixer, and then serve as an ambassador for the music."

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