Staying Safe While Working Seattle’s CHOP

By Evan Henerson / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

For three tumultuous weeks in June, an already fraught situation became that much more charged as Local 600 News Photojournalist Madelyn Hastings experienced life in the CHOP. Hastings, a photojournalist with KOMO in Seattle since 2018, was already dealing with the new reality of reporting the news during a pandemic. Things like socially distancing during […]

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Stitching Chammies In Pandemic-Induced Downtime

By Evan Henerson / July 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

By her own admission, Caitlin Brown doesn’t much care for downtime. When she first moved to Los Angeles from Boston in 2019, filling up idle hours wasn’t so much of an issue as Brown was busy working on a string of commercials and music videos, ultimately accumulating enough hours to get on her first union […]

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Checking in, Buddying-Up: IATSE CARES

By Evan Henerson / July 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

From costume designers to cinematographers and script supervisors to art directors, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members are a diverse and highly creative bunch. And, as their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, IATSE members are also socially conscious. They care. A lot. As the pandemic shut down the motion picture and […]

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Photojournalist Instincts Kick In

By Evan Henerson / July 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Four years ago, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a unit still photographer, Warrick Page figured his days of shooting riots and conflict were largely behind him. But current events had other plans. With the recent murder of George Floyd sparking nationwide outrage and calls for reform, Page picked up […]

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600’s Young Workers Activate Voters

By Evan Henerson / July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic may have wreaked havoc with the motion picture and television industry, but in the midst of the 2020 primary season, Local 600’s Young Workers were not about to let any virus mess with members’ ability to be heard at the ballot box. Under the leadership of Young Workers chairs across the three […]

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Shooting “Children of the Corn” During Pandemic

By Evan Henerson / July 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Looking back at his experience on the remake of Children of the Corn — Andrew Rowlands’ first feature film assignment as principal director of photography — the veteran camera operator is astounded by the biblical challenges the crew survived while shooting in Australia for 34 days earlier this year. “Australia had just gone through massive […]

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600’s Queer Group Creates Safe Harbor

By Evan Henerson / June 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

When he put out the call for a social gathering of LGBTQ Local 600 members and their supporters in New York City, Camera Operator Julien Zeitouni had no idea how many people would be interested. But when the 25 people showed up at the Whale in New York’s Bushwick neighborhood, Zeitouni quickly realized that the […]

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Ambar Capoor: Targeting Areas of Need

By Evan Henerson / June 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Note: The above photo of Ambar Capoor was taken during a static shot. Airbags are disabled and the car is immobilized.   If you are an under-the-radar organization in need of protective face shields and earpieces, you can count on Local 600 1st AC Ambar Capoor for help. And if you can’t find Capoor, not to […]

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Industry Virtual Art Gallery Raises Emergency Funds

By Evan Henerson / June 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

A boy dashes down a deserted street in Istanbul. Sun-bathers congregate on a rocky outcropping in Marseilles long before the term “social distancing” became part of everyday language. And in Ireland, riders take a spin at a makeshift amusement park under ominous skies. These dramatic images and dozens of others shot by prominent directors and […]

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A Yard Sale With a Heart

By Evan Henerson / May 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Local 600 Hardship Fund got a boost and several ICG members landed great deals on some valuable equipment, all via an inventive Memorial Day weekend fundraiser. The three-day Virtual Yard Sale organized by the Los Angeles Young Workers (LAYW) raised more than $7,000, with all proceeds going toward the Local 600 Hardship Fund which […]

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