Embodying the Values of Unions: A Visit with Herb Harton

By | April 14, 2021

The three best and most significant decisions of Herb Harton’s life were getting married, having children and joining the union. “I attribute my success to those three decisions,” said Harton, the North Carolina-based 1st AC. “Those are the gifts that keep on giving.” In his nearly 33 years as a dues-paying union member, Harton himself […]

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A Day in the Life with Central Region Still Photographers

By | April 7, 2021

While no one would ever wish it so, the upside of a year-long pandemic has been to provide Local 600 members the time to explore creative work beyond the set. Certainly, this has been true for many of Local 600’s unit still photographers, who have been pointing their cameras at everything beyond the actors and […]

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600’s Member Orientation Gets a Makeover

By | March 31, 2021

Local 600’s member orientation has undergone an overhaul. Thanks to extensive work across a number of the Guild’s departments, what was once little more than a swearing in ceremony and a few words about on-set etiquette has turned into a comprehensive introduction to the Local, its place in the IATSE and the greater national labor […]

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Still Photographers Share Their Creative Passions Away From Set

By | March 17, 2021

The pandemic might have closed down production, but artists never stop creating. Shelter-in-place simply meant being inventive and turning an artistic eye in other directions. For this Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight female unit still photographers to see what they’ve been doing to feed their creative souls. The range of solutions they found […]

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Work/Life Balance Behind the Camera

By | March 17, 2021

At what point does a mother’s professional duties end and her role as a parent begin and vice versa?  If you choose a life in camera with its notoriously unpredictable schedules and long hours, does that mean that any hopes to start or expand a family must be tabled? Or handled by a caregiver or […]

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Looking Forward with Richard DuCree

By | February 3, 2021

When not shooting stills for projects like Stargirl, MacGyver, Greenleaf, and Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha (ICG Magazine May 2020), Atlanta-based still photographer Richard DuCree captures stunning images that form the crossroads of art and social justice. Recently, DuCree was hired as the official photographer to document Raphael Warnock’s Georgia senatorial campaign. “It was a big […]

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New NEB Members Give Back to Your Union

By | January 27, 2021

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 | January 20, 2021

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 | January 13, 2021

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 | January 7, 2021

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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