Why Local 600 Members Vote

By Evan Henerson / October 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

There are as many different reasons to vote in the 2020 election as there are Local 600 members. With labor unions under attack, the local has made it a top priority to mobilize the membership. In a normal year, the local would be actively involved in get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts. But the shutdown this year has […]

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Back to the Classroom

By Evan Henerson / September 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Featured photo by Bonnie Osborne Returning for a fifth year of teaching Production 2 at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Camera Operator Dianne Farrington feels the absence of students especially strong. Now taking Farrington’s course online, the 30 students – 15 undergraduates and 15 grads – are still very much in attendance, but from as […]

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A Date with Emmy

By Evan Henerson / September 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

The world of television will have its usual date with the Emmys this year – but the awards ceremony will be socially distanced and held virtually over the course of six nights. COVID-19 won’t stop the show from going on. For the 128 Local 600 members who received nominations, the 2020 Emmy ceremonies will be […]

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Interested in the State of Unions? See it from Petrov’s Perspective

By Evan Henerson / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sam Petrov’s work vehicle license plate says it all: “UNI♥︎NS.” To say that the LA-based DIT has strong feelings for labor unions would be a serious understatement. “I came from a pretty strong union household growing up,” said Petrov. His mother, aunt and uncle were postal workers and card-carrying members of The National Association of […]

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Balancing Life with Yoga

By Evan Henerson / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

A few days a week, Lauren “Renni” Pollock – a 2ndAC and Local 600 member since 2013 — breaks the monotony of quarantine by teaching an hour-long yoga session via Zoom from her living room.  Joining her are up to a dozen people including friends, colleagues and occasionally someone she doesn’t know. They Zoom in […]

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Despite Pandemic, Union’s Scholarship Winners Embrace Challenge

By Evan Henerson / August 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown higher education into a state of disarray, but the 20 men and women who will be receiving Local 600 scholarships for the 2020-2021 year are poised to meet the challenges. These 20 scholars are underclassmen and graduate students spread out across universities across the country. Meet them below. Solange Acosta  […]

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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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