Safety Heroes

By | March 13, 2020

Experts agree on this point: when it comes to safety, the film and TV industry has been complacent for too long. In the 1980s, if filmmakers needed to capture the majesty of the Cabrillo Highway in California’s stunning Big Sur region, they would find camera operators willing to hang out of an open helicopter, one arm […]

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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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Safety First Everywhere

By | February 19, 2020

Want to start your workday off on the right footing? Make the first shot of the day a “Jonesey.” When a first assistant director calls a “Jonesey,” he or she reminds crew members about the importance of observing safety on set at all times. The term honors the legacy of Sarah Jones, the Local 600 […]

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Handheld Filming in Vehicles

By | February 12, 2020

More information about free driving can be found at here.

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Publicity Never Sleeps

By | February 8, 2020

On the Friday before the Oscars, the publicists get their moment in the spotlight. The annual ICG Publicists Awards is an occasion for publicists, journalists, still photographers and, yes, even celebrities, to honor the work of the men and women who are frequently operating behind the scenes. The 57th annual Publicists Awards Luncheon will be […]

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On the Red Carpet and Beyond

By | February 2, 2020

Work will never get monotonous for Trae Patton. The Santa Barbara-raised still photographer won’t let it. “It’s nice to be diversified,” said Patton. “I really love not ever getting pigeon-holed into one strict thing. I still like doing unscripted shows. I still like doing awards shows and red carpets. I still love doing scripted shows […]

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Why We Fight – Local 600 on the Political Trail

By | January 29, 2020

When Local 600 recently sent a survey to members inquiring about their interest and involvement in politics, we weren’t asking simply out of idle curiosity. Those survey results will be reviewed and considered as the local sets its goals for 2020. Local 600 takes politics seriously, to the point where delegates travel to Washington, D.C., […]

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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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