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Hollywood Studio Projects Get Stricter About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

As studios debate how to handle COVID-19 vaccine resistance, the Biden administration is moving forward with its own mandates that are pushing Hollywood to toe the line. Though a federal court recently halted vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses with 100 or more employees pending review, the White House said Nov. 8 that the private sector “should not wait.”

We’re really only considering those who are vaccinated,” one prolific producer tells The Hollywood Reporter about COVID requirements for features they’re working on. Another producer, gearing up for a big studio production, concurs: “We will not engage with anyone who is not vaccinated.” But enforcement will be key as studios ensure that workers, from talent to crew, show proof.

Waterville Creates (WC) Job Opportunity

Audio Engineer, Waterville Opera House

The audio engineer serves as a valuable member of the Waterville Creates team and provides critical support to the Waterville Opera House to design and mix sound for community theatre productions, concerts, venue rentals, and special events.  The audio engineer assists with the load in/out for events, runs projections, and performs equipment maintenance.  The audio engineer reports to the Production Manager of the Waterville Opera House.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@watervillecreates.org. Include “Audio Engineer Position” in the subject.

Application deadline is 11/26/2021

GLP Films (GLP) Job Opportunity

Sales Associate, GLP Films (GLP)

GLP is looking for a qualified Sales Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in the travel and sustainability industries to support the execution of our company sales and business development strategies. This exciting new position will support the GLP executive sales team with outreach and marketing with key audiences and lead generation, consistent with the company’s long-term sales and business development goals and strategies. Founded in 2008, GLP Films (GLP) is the only full-service content marketing agency that specializes in quality storytelling and strategic distribution campaigns to support sustainable tourism.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 industry references to info@glpfilms.com.

To find more information and view the job description, please visit their website

Maine Humanities Council Job Opportunity

Program Coordinator, Maine Humanities Council

The Maine Humanities Council is seeking someone exceptional to join our team!  The MHC is in the process of aligning our work with diversity and equity-based principles in order to acknowledge and address the marginalization that exists in our culture and within the humanities. As we grow our staff, the MHC is committed to enhancing our connections in the most rural parts of Maine. While our offices are located in Portland, most of the job will be remote work, and we invite candidates from all parts of Maine – particularly from rural areas – to apply. 

For more information, please visit their website.

Applications due November 19, 2021. Please submit cover letter and resume with contact information for references to info@humanities.org.

IATSE Sets Strike Date for 60,000 Film and Television Workers, Ratcheting Pressure on Studios

Negotiations to prevent a strike that could bring the film and television production business to its knees are going down to the wire.

Matthew Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said early Wednesday that unless an agreement is reached, 60,000 union members will begin a nationwide strike against the major studios on Oct. 18 at 12:01 a.m. Such a work stoppage would be catastrophic, halting production across the U.S.