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Batten Down the Hatches and LightUpLive – with Morgan Myler

Chris Lose • September 20, 2020

with Morgan Myler – Cofounder of Live Event Community and Vice President of I.A.T.S.E Local 58

On this episode, we discuss #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, how to show solidarity and unity with our family of entertainment pirates, the importance of collective agreements, how important unions are to our industry pre and post COVID, how Canada is being affected differently from America during the pandemic, reasonable safety precautions and how to sustain in a tough industry.

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The effect of shutting down a $100 billion industry in Canada will have unimaginable impacts on both companies and individuals. Already, the vast majority of live event workers have been out of work or on government support since March, with no end in sight.

The arts, entertainment and recreation sector lost 152,000 of 486,100 jobs between June 2019 and June 2020, and 86% of businesses experienced a high level of impact due to the decrease in demand or cancellation of services. Those that are still employed have seen a 45% reduction in hours worked. The corporate and business events sector directly employs an additional 229,000 Canadians according to a 2017 Oxford Economics study

About this Podcast

LD at Large Podcast

Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world.

Chris Lose is an international touring lighting director, programmer and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and mindfulness. He strives to invoke emotion through color, atmosphere and beauty. He loves to share his experiences and his knowledge even in his most vulnerable hours.

In this podcast, he takes time to lay out his unique philosophies that have allowed him to succeed in the hard knocks business of rock 'n roll touring.

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