Dominic Jones: A Pioneer for Inclusivity

By | December 2, 2020

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 | November 24, 2020

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 | November 17, 2020

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 | November 11, 2020

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 | October 28, 2020

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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A Day in the Life of Mark Hill

By | October 26, 2020

For Atlanta, GA-based Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Mark Hill, the last six months have felt, in his words, “like one very long day, punctuated by wonderful family meals, yardwork, a knee replacement, and a few rounds of socially-distanced golf.” Hill adds that since the outset of quarantine, he’s felt “a nagging melancholy that has […]

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Trainings During Pandemic a Hit with Members

By | October 21, 2020

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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A Day in the Life of Dale Robinette

By | October 16, 2020

With the “stay at home” order in place, Ashland, OR-based Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Dale Robinette (ICG Magazine, Set 2 One-Sheet) spent his summer building a bathhouse for the family’s 1953 Airstream trailer, where he said, “my hammering did have several hiccups.” When the job was almost complete, Robinette, whose long list of feature […]

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Stills Stand Tall for Fundraiser

By | October 14, 2020

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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10 Questions with Martin Rosas

By | October 9, 2020

Before the global pandemic arrived, West Coast-based 2nd AC Martin Rosas was working on everything from The Ellen Degeneres Show to Jada P. Smith’s Red Table Talk. And he was constantly traveling for work. Now, Rosas’ main sojourn is from his apartment in Hollywood, CA to his finacé’s house in Pomona (about 35 miles). He […]

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