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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

Jan. 07, 2022 22:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ...

John Legend branches out into book publishing

Dec. 13, 2021 11:51 AM EST

John Legend's newest project brings him into the book business. Legend, Tony Award-winning producer Mike Jackson and Emmy Award-winner Ty Stiklorius are partnering with the publisher Zando for a new imprint, Get Lifted Books, an extension of the production company Get Lifted Film. ...

New Mexico unwavering on film incentives after set fatality

Nov. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators expressed nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a pubic hearing on Tuesday, in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production. ...

Embattled Time’s Up, post-Cuomo, announces a ‘major reset’

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confusion over purpose and mission. Lack of focus on long-term goals. Ineffective communication internally and externally. Lack of accountability for top officials, especially the CEO. Too politically partisan, and too aligned with Hollywood. These...

Film crew union narrowly approves contract with producers

Nov. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film industry crew members have narrowly voted to approve a pair of contracts with Hollywood producers after a standoff that came within days of a strike that would have halted productions across the U.S., union leaders said Monday. The agreements...

'Rust' tragedy, labor climate frame Hollywood contract vote

Nov. 11, 2021 19:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In weighing his vote on a proposed union contract with Hollywood producers, veteran stagehand Matthew “Doc” Brashear looked closely at the agreement and beyond, to the now-closed New Mexico film set where a cinematographer died. For crew member...

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Oct. 29, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings...

Baldwin shooting highlights risks of rushed film production

Oct. 29, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on a movie set has put a microscope on an often-unseen corner of the film industry where critics say the pursuit of profit can lead to unsafe working conditions. With a budget around $7 million, the Western “Rust”...

In fatal shooting, some political foes take aim at Baldwin

Oct. 26, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Details are still emerging about how Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but some political onlookers swiftly assigned guilt to one of Hollywood's most prominent liberals. Right-wing pundits and...