New Craft, Same Commitment for New Eastern Region Assistant Director

By Evan Henerson / July 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

When your parents were the president of an SEIU local and a staff member at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, you’re pretty much fated to have a career in labor, right? Well, sort of, says Local 600’s new Assistant Eastern Region Director Jennifer Madar. “I think at some point, I said ‘I never ever want to do this,’” said Madar, who […]

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To Promote and Serve

By Evan Henerson / June 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

In any given month, the topic could be inclusion or safety on sets, high-flying drones or new frontiers in digital filmmaking. ICG Magazine readers may gain the unique perspectives from inside a huge Marvel feature, or the on-set partnership between a publicist and still photographer. To keep up with a dizzying array of projects, people, […]

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Ten Targeting 9,000: 600’s Committee of Fun

By Evan Henerson / June 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

As anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will tell you, being active isn’t easy. And staying engaged? Pandemic or no pandemic, that can be a steep hill to climb as well. Members of Local 600’s Active Engagement Committee know that all too well. They are the group involved in planning some of the […]

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‘Top Chef’ Spin-Off ‘Family Style’ Flips

By Evan Henerson / May 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

Crew members on the unscripted Top Chef spinoff show Family Style gained a new appreciation for the meaning of “family” last week after leaving the set and ultimately achieving coverage under a union contract negotiated by the IATSE. Approximately 90 employees in IATSE crafts — including 11 in the camera department — helped the union […]

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The Sweet Sound of Solidarity

By Evan Henerson / May 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

Solidarity – not Vivaldi or Mozart – was in the air as members of IATSE locals across the eastern region gathered outside Lincoln Center in New York City to protest proposed pay cuts to crew members of the Metropolitan Opera. Several Local 600 members joined the hundreds of union protestors at last Thursday’s “We Are […]

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And the Award for Most Charitable Goes to… Publicists

By Evan Henerson / April 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the publicists of ICG Local 600 opted this year to turn their annual Publicists Awards Luncheon into an opportunity to help their fellow union members instead, raising approximately $60,000 for the Local’s Hardship Fund. During the run up to this year’s event, the ICG Publicists Awards Committee decided […]

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Members Go Green On Set

By Evan Henerson / April 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

600LIVE! spoke to six Local 600 members about their efforts to be environmentally conscious and the importance of a green set. Gretchen Warthen, Camera Operator I always admired other crew members who were dedicated to bringing water and food from home, but in our fast-paced world, it seemed inconvenient and time-consuming. I had always been […]

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Embodying the Values of Unions: A Visit with Herb Harton

By Evan Henerson / April 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

The three best and most significant decisions of Herb Harton’s life were getting married, having children and joining the union. “I attribute my success to those three decisions,” said Harton, the North Carolina-based 1st AC. “Those are the gifts that keep on giving.” In his nearly 33 years as a dues-paying union member, Harton himself […]

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600’s Member Orientation Gets a Makeover

By Evan Henerson / March 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

Local 600’s member orientation has undergone an overhaul. Thanks to extensive work across a number of the Guild’s departments, what was once little more than a swearing in ceremony and a few words about on-set etiquette has turned into a comprehensive introduction to the Local, its place in the IATSE and the greater national labor […]

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Work/Life Balance Behind the Camera

By Evan Henerson / March 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

At what point does a mother’s professional duties end and her role as a parent begin and vice versa?  If you choose a life in camera with its notoriously unpredictable schedules and long hours, does that mean that any hopes to start or expand a family must be tabled? Or handled by a caregiver or […]

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