Over 7,500 professional artists and technicians are members of IATSE Local 891, the largest IATSE local in Canada. Chartered in 1962, IATSE Local 891 represents motion picture workers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.
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Artists & technicians of 891 contribute to blockbuster economic impact of new Planet of the Apes feature

War for the Planet of the Apes generated a massive $81 million spend in BC over 180 days of production. In a media release published today, Emma Watts for Twentieth Century Fox says, “The province’s fantastic crews, quality talent, beautiful locations, and world-class abilities as a center for high-tech filmmaking are integral to the success of our blockbuster trilogy." The professional artists and technicians of IATSE Local 891 have helped create all three features. [Details]

(POSTED 2017-07-14)

The AFC launches survey on entertainment workers and household finances

The AFC is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. The AFC wants to get a whole picture of the workforce to help it plan its future and ensure that it’s a strong lifeline, providing emergency financial aid for years to come. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey before August 11. [Take the survey]

(POSTED 2017-07-20)

Carbon monoxide exposure on film shoots gets WorkSafeBC attention

WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin on Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots. Prepared after a serious incident on a film shoot, the bulletin explains the danger of such exposure and describes what employers must do to prevent similar accidents. [Details]

(POSTED 2017-07-17)

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