Over 8,500 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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Film industry's massive contribution to BC economy

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]

(POSTED 2019-01-15)

Keith Woods Sworn in as IATSE Local 891 President

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.

(POSTED 2019-01-03)

Costume Department members nominated in 11 CAFTCAD Awards categories

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]

(POSTED 2019-01-10)

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Upcoming Events

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

January 19, 2019

In Focus Film School
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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

January 19, 2019

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

January 26, 2019

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

February 02, 2019

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