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Film industry's massive contribution to BC economy
Posted: Jan 15, 2019 10:18 Updated: Jan 15, 2019 10:40

According to CreativeBC's latest report, the film industry's 450+ productions had a $3.4 billion economic impact on BC's economy in the-2017-2018 fiscal year. The industry now has 2.5M sq ft of stage space and a 100 stages. [Read the Report]
Costume Department members nominated in 11 CAFTCAD Awards categories
Posted: Jan 10, 2019 11:08 Updated: Jan 15, 2019 10:19

Over 120 members of the IATSE 891 Costume Department have been nominated in a wide range of categories in the first annual Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design Awards. This strong showing includes work in feature, series, documentaries and shorts. [Details]
Keith Woods Sworn in as IATSE Local 891 President
Posted: Jan 03, 2019 11:41 Updated: Jan 15, 2019 10:19

Well known British Columbia Rigging Gaffer Keith Woods has assumed a new role of President of IATSE Local 891. Keith brings 26 years of on-set experience and long-term, committed involvement in the Local to the position. A strong advocate for safety and sustainability, Keith participated in the development of electrical safety standards for the entertainment industry and has represented our Local at national and international lighting conferences and symposia, as well as the Vancouver International Film Festival Sustainability Forums in 2017 and 2018. Keith also served as a Trustee of the Benefits of Film Health Benefits Plan for seven years.
Film unions and guilds call time on mental health
Posted: Apr 26, 2018 15:47 Updated: Jan 03, 2019 11:43

In a unique partnership, Teamsters 155, DGC BC, UBCP/ACTRA, IATSE 891 and ICG 669 have come together to tackle an issue of huge concern to their members: mental health and addiction in our industry. With a dedicated PSA video and website, Call Time on Mental Health provides details of where members of all the film unions can get help. Watch PSA Visit Website [Video] [Website]
IATSE joins campaign to block job-killing piracy sites
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:34 Updated: Dec 04, 2018 09:22

The IATSE is part of coalition that has applied to the CRTC for a Canadian anti-piracy initiative. The proposal would mean that the CRTC could compel ISPs (Internet Service Providers), through legislation, to block access for any Canadian user to visit any website deemed a piracy site. [Details]