Remembering Halyna Hutchins

By Evan Henerson / October 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

ICG Local 600 and the entertainment community lost a beloved sister when Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins lost her life on the set of the film Rust. Hutchins was born in Ukraine and graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015. She was named a rising star by American Cinematographer Magazine in 2019. She is […]

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See Something? Say Something

By Evan Henerson / October 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Sensitivity and anti-harassment training have become regular features/conditions of employment, often as a way of satisfying state regulations or protecting the employer from potential liability. But Sunday’s bystander intervention seminar, conducted by the anti-harassment organization Hollaback! and tailored for Local 600 members, had a different goal: providing members of the camera and publicity teams with […]

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Better Working Conditions Are Possible

By Evan Henerson / September 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

Pamela Adlon, the creator, executive producer, director, and star of Better Things has long been a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of members of her crew. With national attention focused on IATSE as the union gears up for a strike authorization vote, Adlon put her money – and her camera – where her mouth is. […]

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Emmy Nominees Remember a Year Like No Other

By Evan Henerson / September 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Despite the considerable challenges of working during a pandemic, Local 600 members once again found ways to make great TV happen. For a lucky few, their work was acknowledged with a 2021 Emmy Award nomination. 600LIVE! was able to catch up with seven of the nominees across multiple categories. We asked them their thoughts and […]

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Helping Their Fellow Members Succeed

By Evan Henerson / August 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Local 600’s two newest Western Region Business Reps know the craft as well as the contracts. Both Ryan Sullivan and Darby Newman enjoyed lengthy and successful careers behind the camera before changing direction and embracing the opportunity to serve the Local 600 membership. They share other similarities. Both are West Coast transplants and married fathers […]

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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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