New NEB Members Give Back to Your Union

By Evan Henerson / January 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

Local 600’s National Executive Board meets via Zoom on January 30 and 31 to discuss our current challenges and opportunities, benefits, bargaining, budgets, and the state of your union. 600LIVE! spoke to first-term NEB members Sarah May Guenther, Sharif “Sunny” Shields and Jamie Metzger about their experiences joining the board and their hopes for the […]

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Who Does It Take to Flip a Project?

By Evan Henerson / January 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Featured image of Terra Gutmann-Gonzalez on the set of “The Immaculate Room.” Flipping a project – any project – is no easy feat. Feelings get heated, work stoppages are threatened and sometimes executed. Jobs and industry reputations are placed at risk. The nonunion crew of the psychological thriller The Immaculate Room knew that by banding […]

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Feeling Down? Help is Available

By Evan Henerson / January 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

There is no shame in asking for help. That is the common message from organizations that provide mental and behavioral health services both to Local 600 members and to the industry at large. During the best of times, work is competitive and can be hard to come by for a freelance industry. Throw in the […]

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An Illinois Homecoming for Winona Wacker

By Evan Henerson / January 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

She has purchased cold weather clothing and sublet an apartment in Lakeview within walking distance of Wrigley Field, close to supermarkets and other necessities. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has made her work relocation a challenge, Winona Wacker, a Western Region Business Rep since 2018 and 16-year Local 600 member, is Chicago-bound to become a […]

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Local 600 Members Give Back with Blessed Bag

By Evan Henerson / December 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

On Giving Tuesday, a cancer patients’ charity got into the holiday spirit thanks to the help and ingenuity of two Local 600 publicists, Ernie Malik and Sheryl Main. Blessed Bag, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit which distributes comfort bags to men, women, and children who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, raised $1,700 during their Virtual Wine Tasting, hosted […]

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Georgia on Their Minds

By Evan Henerson / December 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

If anybody thought Local 600 members already expended all their political energy on the November general election, a wave of committed volunteers in the Peach State is here to convince you otherwise. And while they’re at it, these Georgia-based Local 600 members will also be urging you to cast a ballot between December 14 and […]

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Dominic Jones: A Pioneer for Inclusivity

By Evan Henerson / December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Whenever Dominic Jones is asked about breaking into the film and TV industry, he’s always happy to share his thoughts, but then goes one step further – frequently inviting his guest to see him in action. “A lot of people find me on social media,” said Jones, a camera assistant and a Local 600 member […]

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From the Pandemic, Reason for Thanks

By Evan Henerson / November 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

In the small and tightly knit community of Kagel Canyon, neighbors look out for each other. So in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst so much fear and uncertainty, Michele deLorimier knew she had to help. Stepping up was very much in character for deLorimier. A digital imaging technician (DIT) and Local 600 […]

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Back to Prom and Beyond

By Evan Henerson / November 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

While most of us would admit there haven’t been a lot of silver linings during the Coronavirus pandemic, Camera Assistant Penny Sprague has found a few. Among them: the opportunity to take a COVID-19 Contact Tracing course from Johns Hopkins University; time to think about going back to school for her Masters degree and, perhaps, eventually teaching; the fact […]

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Building a Bridge for Young Filmmakers

By Evan Henerson / November 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Bridges aren’t built in a single day or even by a single person. In order to make a significant impact, or to cross a yawning divide, you need a creative vision and a nimble team to bring that vision to fruition. The Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program (BCAP) has long had that vision and, during the […]

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