Navigating to the Next Normal

By | August 21, 2020

David Bowie’s classic song, “Space Oddity,” reportedly inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, related the experiences of Major Tom, a fictional space traveler, who found himself “floating ’round my tin can, far above the moon. Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do.” Reporting later to a Ground Control (he may […]

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10 Questions with Jessica Lopez

By | August 14, 2020

Central region Camera Operator Jessica Lopez, SOC (Greenleaf, The Baxters, The Rookie, Transparent) was on a Netflix feature in Mexico City when the shut-down came, and she had to quickly get herself and her gear back home. Unfortunately, a pandemic hasn’t been the scariest thing in her life. Raised in the military, Lopez has faced […]

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Despite Pandemic, Union’s Scholarship Winners Embrace Challenge

By | August 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown higher education into a state of disarray, but the 20 men and women who will be receiving Local 600 scholarships for the 2020-2021 year are poised to meet the challenges. These 20 scholars are underclassmen and graduate students spread out across universities across the country. Meet them below. Solange Acosta  […]

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A Day in the Life with Lacey Terrell

By | August 7, 2020

“The last time I was around a group of more than four people (aside from the grocery) was in Frank Schaeffer’s lighting workshop at the Guild in March,” says Lacey Terrell, SMPSP (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Hillbilly Elegy, True Detective, Veep). She’s been sticking close to her Los Feliz home, going through stills […]

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Staying Safe While Working Seattle’s CHOP

By | August 5, 2020

For three tumultuous weeks in June, an already fraught situation became that much more charged as Local 600 News Photojournalist Madelyn Hastings experienced life in the CHOP. Hastings, a photojournalist with KOMO in Seattle since 2018, was already dealing with the new reality of reporting the news during a pandemic. Things like socially distancing during […]

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10 Questions with Ernie Malik

By | July 31, 2020

Ernie Malik has been a working publicist for more than 37 years. A winner of the Les Mason Award and The Maxwell Weinberg  Award for Motion Picture Campaign from the ICG Publicists Awards, he’s overseen publicity for Oscar-nominated movies like The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and Saving Mr. Banks, as well as classic franchises […]

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Stitching Chammies In Pandemic-Induced Downtime

By | July 28, 2020

By her own admission, Caitlin Brown doesn’t much care for downtime. When she first moved to Los Angeles from Boston in 2019, filling up idle hours wasn’t so much of an issue as Brown was busy working on a string of commercials and music videos, ultimately accumulating enough hours to get on her first union […]

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A Day in the Life with JoJo Whilden

By | July 24, 2020

JoJo Whilden, SMPSP, and her film producer spouse Susan Stover, moved from their Williamsburg apartment to their house in South Kent, CT to wait out the pandemic. “We make fires, play Scrabble and cook a lot.” Between keeping up with NYC public school decisions and trying to keep busy, the “stay at home” has taken […]

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Checking in, Buddying-Up: IATSE CARES

By | July 22, 2020

From costume designers to cinematographers and script supervisors to art directors, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members are a diverse and highly creative bunch. And, as their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, IATSE members are also socially conscious. They care. A lot. As the pandemic shut down the motion picture and […]

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10 Questions with Rebecca Rajadnya

By | July 17, 2020

When her roommates left to quarantine somewhere else, eastern region 1st Assistant Rebecca Rajadnya (Love After Love, Appropriate Behavior, Little Men, Strange Ones, Hustlers, Broad City , Russian Doll) was alone, sheltering in place, in her very small Greenpoint, Brooklyn apartment; and seeing the once-bustling streets of Brooklyn turn into a ghost town made it […]

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