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SAG-AFTRA & AFL-CIO To Host Third Annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit

SAG-AFTRA & AFL-CIO To Host Third Annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit
SAG-AFTRA and the AFL-CIO will host their third annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit on Friday – a full-day virtual program bringing together union, technology, entertainment and media leaders to discuss the future of work.

This year’s Summit will include discussions with key industry leaders & influencers on:

• The rise of streaming services

• The changing business model for content distribution

• Emerging uses for volumetric video

• Combatting deepfakes

• Gaming and voiceover trends

• How innovation and Covid-19 are impacting essential workers

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris will open the event, which will include keynote speeches by Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and Tristan Harris, co-founder and president of the Center for Humane Technology.

David White, SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director, will discuss the HBO-Warner Bros. deal that shattered conventional film distribution models and its potential impact on the industry.

Click here to register for the program, which is free and open to the public.
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Unite For Strength Names SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ Running Mates In Upcoming Election

Unite For Strength Names SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ Running Mates In Upcoming Election
Unite for Strength, the ruling party of SAG-AFTRA, announced its slate of candidates today in the union’s upcoming elections.

Michelle Hurd, currently serving on the national board, will be running for president of the Los Angeles local; Clyde Kusatsu and Ellen Crawford will be running for vice president slots. Kusatsu is currently the national vice president from La, and Crawford is a national board member. As previously reported, Camryn Manheim will be running for national secretary-treasurer as president Gabrielle Carteris’ running mate.

Two candidates are challenging Carteris for president: Jane Austin, currently the guild’s national secretary-treasurer who’s running for president as an independent, and Matthew Modine, who is running at the top of the ticket for Membership First. His slate has yet to be announced.

In New York, Rebecca Damon, national executive vice president and New York president, is running for re-election as New York president.
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Watch the trailer for The Summerland Project

A trailer has arrived online for director Adam Orton’s upcoming drama The Summerland Project which is based on the play of the same name by Rob Merritt, who also pens the script for the film. Check it out below…

When an aneurysm leaves his wife bedridden and slowly dying, a desperate man turns to an experimental program that will place her mind in a new, artificial body. But is the result really the woman he loves? Or is it something else entirely?

Who is Amelia Summerland?

The Summerland Project features a cast that includes Ben Whitehair, Ed Begley Jr., Chris Ellis, Kate Vernon, Eddie Jemison, Kamar de los Reyes, Debra Wilson, and Angela Billman.
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