A Powerful Advocate for Members

By Evan Henerson / January 25, 2023 / 0 Comments

He may have a new title and some new duties, but John Amman’s commitment and dedication to the members of Local 600 is unchanged. A business representative for 32 years – spanning both Local 600 and its predecessor, IATSE Local 644 – Amman became the Assistant Eastern Region Director on December 1 of 2022. “I’m […]

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No Dispute: Local 600 DEI Coordinator Carina Tăutu is up for the Challenge

By Evan Henerson / January 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

When Local 600 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator Carina Tăutu describes her new position to inquirers, the reactions she gets are…well…diverse. “Half of the people say, ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ The rest are like, ‘Ugh! Good luck,’” Says Tăutu, laughing. “The work is cutting edge and I’ve always been on the edge. It’s kind of […]

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Mentorship Program Launches 2023 Cohort

By Evan Henerson / December 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

Calling all Local 600 members seeking to make connections while also gleaning and imparting some professional wisdom! The new and revamped ICG Mentorship Program is set to launch its 2023 cohort. The Local 600 Mentorship Committee along with the program administrators are looking to build on the success of the pilot program launched in 2022 […]

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Have Safety Expertise, Will Travel

By Evan Henerson / November 16, 2022 / 0 Comments

Featured image by Local 600 Still Photographer Tobin Yelland. At industry trade shows and conventions, amidst the discussions of craft, gear and innovation, Local 600 has begun to formally promote a topic which the guild maintains is no less important to the future of filmmaking than any technology coming down the pike. Safety. At CineGear […]

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A Day at the Ranch with MPTF and IATSE

By Evan Henerson / November 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

The Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) is well-known as a resource for industry members in their time of need. And once a year, at an always well-attended, family-friendly event, industry workers get a chance to show their appreciation. A Day at the Ranch, a family picnic and fundraiser for the MPTF held Sunday, November […]

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In Fun and In Politics, IATSE Is All-In

By Evan Henerson / October 19, 2022 / 0 Comments

Photos by Local 600 Still Photographer Lisa Rose Some came for the food, to try their fortune in drag queen bingo, to flaunt their trivia skills or in hopes of getting lucky at the gaming tables or at one of the raffles. But prizes or no prizes, the hundreds of IATSE members who packed the […]

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Meet the New Faces of Publicity on the NEB

By Evan Henerson / October 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

Even though they aren’t new to the union, several of the publicists who were elected to the Local 600 National Executive Board (NEB) in 2022 may be new to the membership. Although publicists traditionally avoid the spotlight and work to bring attention to the individual project they are working on, Local 600’s publicists have stories […]

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Tackling a New Sector of Entertainment

By Evan Henerson / October 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

On a recent Friday afternoon in September, Local 600 Business Rep Micah Landau, along with another Local 600 staffer and four reps from other East Coast IATSE locals paid an unannounced visit to the set of the TV show Raising Kanan. The locals had alerted the production that a recent location, an old, non-operational asphalt […]

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Solidarity and Fun are the Gooooaaaals!

By Evan Henerson / September 21, 2022 / 0 Comments

They gathered, they tailgated, they ate, drank and cheered on their hometown teams, all while sporting customized Local 600 scarves. If socializing and solidarity were the…er… “goals” of this first-time multi-region social event planned by the Local 600 Active Engagement Committee, then the Soccer Solidarity Social event was every inch a success. Over the weekend […]

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What it Takes to Flip a Non-Union Production

By Evan Henerson / August 31, 2022 / 1 Comment

When the producers of the action film Sympathy for the Devil decided to transfer their production from Atlanta to the Las Vegas area, they figured they might get around pesky annoyances like having to pay their crew members union wages and contribute to their health benefits and pensions. Nevada is a right-to-work state. But thanks […]

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