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Serial Productions Hires This American Life Producer Neil Drumming As Half Of Enlargement Plan

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EXCLUSIVE: In some large podcasting information, Serial Productions, creator of hit podcasts Serial and S-City, has employed writer-producer and former movie director Neil Drumming as its new managing editor.

Drumming will lead the growth of Serial Productions’ improvement slate, recruiting producers, writers and reporters
to develop fiction and non-fiction podcasts. He shall be working carefully with Alissa Shipp, who develops Serial’s movie and TV
tasks, and Serial’s rep UTA to create fiction podcasts.

Drumming joins from This American Life, the place he produced tasks with filmmakers and writers together with Adam Mansbach (Barry), Scott Brown (Citadel Rock), and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Evening Dwell). In 2017, he produced the phase What You Don’t Know with filmmaker Lulu Wang, which was an inspiration for Golden Globe-winner The Farewell. Drumming additionally gained a Peabody Award for his work as an editor on the S-City podcast.

“5 years in the past, with the discharge of Serial, we invented a brand new sort of audio storytelling,” mentioned Serial Productions CEO Julie Snyder. Neil’s coronary heart is find new methods to inform tales, and new expertise to work with, that may broaden the chances in narrative podcasting.”

Drumming, whose directorial debut Huge Phrases launched in 2013 at Slamdance, mentioned, “I’m an enormous fan of everybody already working with Serial. I feel we’re the very best at what we do. I can’t wait to see how we will proceed to innovate by increasing the place we discover tales and collaborators.”

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Los Angeles Makes Masks Mandatory For Workers & Customers In Stores & Other Essential Businesses

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday night time mandated that, “beginning Friday, April 10th, workers and clients at many non-medical important companies equivalent to grocery shops can be required to put on face coverings.” He additionally approved companies to refuse service to clients who aren’t sporting masks.

The Employee Safety Order will apply to a number of companies together with {hardware} shops, laundromats, taxi providers, inns and plumbers.

“Our thought is to not be arresting and fining folks for the face coverings. That is about self-enforcement,” Garcetti stated however added that the town may problem civil citations if folks don’t comply.

Employers might want to present their workers with non-medical face coverings. Garcetti additionally reiterated that companies are required to make sure social distancing is practiced amongst clients and workers and steered that, when potential, Plexiglas shields are put in between worker work stations and clients.

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Los Angeles Late Night Staple Swingers Coffee Shop Closes, Ending 27-Year Run

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Many a raging Hollywood evening was ended at Swingers, the Beverly Boulevard retro espresso store, and lots of a day started there. Typically, they blended collectively. For 27 years, the place served all comers.

However final week marked the final roundup for the restaurant, which closed after spending 1 / 4 century as a part of the Beverly Laurel Motor Resort, based on an LA Eater report.

The espresso store opened in 1993 because the swing dance craze was at its top. It additionally had a Santa Monica department that closed final summer season. The homeowners confirmed that the Beverly Blvd. location, like all eating places pummeled by the coronavirus quarantines, wouldn’t reopen.

The homeowners have directed followers to Facebook, the place a fundraising web page for employees has been linked and picked up slightly below $50,000.

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Editors Guild Cuts Members’ Dues By 50% In Response To COVID-19 Shutdown

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The Editors Guild, IATSE Native 600, has decreased union dues by 50% for all members for the second quarter of 2020. The transfer was taken after a unanimous vote of the guild’s board of administrators, assembly remotely, in response to the business’s COVID-19 shutdown.

“We’re certainly going through an unprecedented disaster, actually in contrast to something our union has ever needed to endure,” stated Native 600 president Alan Heim and nationwide govt director Cathy Repola in a joint assertion emailed to the guild’s 8,300 members. The movement to trim dues additionally included waiving the $7 processing price for paying by bank card.

The guild says that although many members have been thrown out of labor, “some have transitioned to work from home or have been stored on the payroll quickly till a clearer image  emerges of the highway again to work.”

“We additionally acknowledge lots of you misplaced work and, due to this fact, your incomes,” Heim and Repola instructed their members. “As difficult because it has been, we’re keenly conscious this might worsen for a lot of of our members earlier than it will get higher. These of you continue to reporting to work websites, the employer should guarantee your security.”

The members’ dues assist collective bargaining and contract enforcement, and the work of the workplace employees and subject representatives in Los Angeles and New York.

IATSE reported just lately that 90%-95% of its 150,000 members throughout the nation should not working because of the shutdown of the leisure business.

Repola and Heim stated the guild is carefully monitoring the monetary impression the pandemic is having on members and guild assets. “We’re ready to make non-essential cost-cutting measures in spending and weigh using a few of our reserves if vital,” they stated.

The Editors Guild joins a rising record of business unions and guilds offering some type of dues reduction to their members throughout the coronavirus disaster, together with SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, Actors’ Fairness, the Producers Guild, the Worldwide Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Native 600), IATSE Grips Native 80, IATSE Costumers Native 705, IATSE Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild Native 706, Hollywood’s Teamsters Native 399 and LA’s Musicians Native 47.

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