Celebrating the Holidays with Local 600 Members

By | December 16, 2020

When you have a creative eye, it doesn’t matter if your trailer is half-buried in Oregonian snow (a la Still Photographer Dale Robinette), passing by your local golf club in Pasadena (like Lighting Director Bob Barnhart), or hunkered down with family in Atlanta (Still Photographer Erika Doss); there’s always an interesting image worth capturing. To […]

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Local 600 Members Give Back with Blessed Bag

By | December 16, 2020

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 | December 9, 2020

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 | 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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