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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A Proud Islander Helps GOTV

By Evan Henerson / October 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

As the Local 600 Young Workers ramped up a hugely successful summer voter registration campaign, the team deployed multiple volunteers to ensure that not a single member was left behind. To reach the 40 members based in Puerto Rico, the committee turned to a native-born volunteer: 2nd AC Jose Figueroa-Baez, a member of 10 years […]

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Trainings During Pandemic a Hit with Members

By Evan Henerson / October 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Featured image by Darren Michaels Craft trainings are one of the most popular services offered by Local 600. But the COVID-19 pandemic created a potentially crippling challenge to the union’s Training Committee when in-person gatherings of more than 10 people were deemed unsafe. Instructors and students meeting face-to-face had always been such an important component […]

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Stills Stand Tall for Fundraiser

By Evan Henerson / October 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Featured image, “Cadillac Mecca,” by Melinda Sue Gordon When the talented still photographers of Local 600 put their heads together, great things happen. Case in point: “Still Standing,” an online sale of more than 200 images by 77 of the Local’s still photographers brought in nearly $30,000 to benefit the Union’s Hardship Fund. The labor […]

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