Keith Sherman – Surviving COVID and More

By | May 19, 2020

“The only thing we can count on, is change,” says Keith Sherman. Sherman should know. The New York-based press agent — a Local 600 member since 2005 as well as a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) – has run his own business for 30 years, representing more than 300 […]

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DITs Join the COVID Fight

By | May 12, 2020

Not all scientific research takes place in a lab. Nor are all the people running the tests and crunching the numbers microbiologists or infectious disease specialists. As the fight to permanently take down the COVID-19 virus rages on, a group of Local 600 digital imaging technicians (DITs) have answered the call by offering up something […]

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Julie Donovan: The Logistics of Stitching

By | May 5, 2020

Question: What’s a person who freely admits she can’t sew doing in an organization that is furiously stitching masks to send to hospitals all over Georgia? Answer: Making a difference. When the film and TV industry shut down, Local 600 1st Assistant Julie Donovan, a Local 600 member since 1996 based in Atlanta, quickly saw […]

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A Generous Menu at Roots Café

By | April 28, 2020

The much-loved coffee, sandwiches and baked goods available at Brooklyn’s Roots Café now come with something extra: a generous serving of love, compassion and hope. When they took over the business two years ago, Gareth Manwaring and his wife, Patricia, envisioned making the cafe a popular neighborhood gathering spot. And they have ramped up the […]

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On the Road and Back: Scott Browner Lends a Hand

By | April 21, 2020

Under different circumstances, making the 20-mile trek up and down the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles several times a week wouldn’t have been the way that Scott Browner chose to spend his hiatus as A-Camera Operator from The Goldbergs. But with the COVID-19 pandemic having shut down the film and TV industry, the situation is […]

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Spotlight: Claire Folger

By | April 7, 2020

Several years ago, a camera assistant friend of Claire Folger’s drew the comparison between a film camera and a rather different device. “A camera mechanism works basically the same as a sewing machine mechanism,” said Folger, a still photographer and 20-year member of Local 600. “So anyone who can run camera should be able to […]

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Spotlight: Eric Dyson

By | March 2, 2020

In the motion picture and TV industry, professional connections are everything. So when an artist is looking to branch out, try on new professional hats or direct a passion project, he might choose his crew from the ranks of his union brothers and sisters. That’s how it worked for Camera Operator Eric Dyson as he […]

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Spotlight: Camera Operator Wylda Bayrón

By | January 29, 2020

Life is an adventure for Camera Operator Wylda Bayrón. Since 2005, the New York-based camera operator has divided her time between work on television series and indie films and traveling the world creating stunning images of tribal peoples. “My real job pays for my dream job. It’s pretty cool!” said Bayrón, who worked with Director […]

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Spotlight: NYU Professor Ted Wachs

By | January 29, 2020

Earlier in his life, Ted Wachs had his heart set on a career as a professional skier. Looking back on what he calls “an extreme time,” Wachs recalls working hard, but laments not working smarter. “I broke a lot of bones and got a lot of stitches,” Wachs said recently. “To be honest, it was […]

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Spotlight: Andres Lugo

By | January 29, 2020

Part of Andres Lugo’s work as the 2018 Sarah Jones Opportunity recipient was a stint as a camera utility on the CW series “Legacies.” That assignment is fitting, since anybody who takes the opportunity bearing Jones’ name is carrying on the legacy of the camera assistant who lost her life in a senseless filming accident […]

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