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April 17, 2019
Toronto and Montreal office closures

EASTER WEEKEND: The Toronto and Montreal office will be closed at 4 p.m. Thursday April 18th and will re-open on Monday April 22nd at 9 a.m.

 

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March 27, 2019
2019 CSC Winners

Congratulations to our Members and all those who won and were recognized at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards.

Please click here for the listing

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February 14, 2019
The I.A.T.S.E. Celebrates it's 125th Year

The I.A.T.S.E. celebrates it's 125th year and here is a great video to commemorate the people and the accomplishments 

 

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January 11, 2019
Humber College's 50th Anniversary Film & TV Production Program

Humber College celebrates it's 50th Anniversary of the Film and Television Produciton Program. See more info. here!

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November 7, 2018
6 Million Dollars Added to the Nova Scotia Film Fund

N.S. film fund now richer than tax credit Liberals killed  

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November 6, 2018
SCREENING TONIGHT: Liam and May, a Short Film by our IATSE 667 member Keith Murphy

Screening Tonight December 10th of 667 member Keith Murphy's short film Liam and May Dublin 1938,
7-8 p.m. Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto https://www.facebook.com/events/2028438647219401/ 

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September 27, 2018
NEW STUDIO SPACE UPDATE

New Studio Space Update As we had announced in our recent studio update, CBS has formally announced their new 260,000 square foot facility in Mississauga. There will be 6 sound stages, offices and other facilities. It will be located at Dixie Road and Matheson Blvd. East. The new complex is scheduled to be open in early 2019. Please see the links for the press coverage. 

globalnews.ca/news/4488831/cbs-mississauga-tv-film-hub/
hollywoodreporter.com/news/cbs-unveils-toronto-production-studio-plans-1147122
cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cbs-to-open-film-and-television-production-hub-in-mississauga-ont-1.4839475

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September 11, 2018
Studio Space Update

New Studio Space Update Here

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June 24, 2018
NEW 667 DP WEBSITE

See our DP website here https://www.ia667dp.com to access a broad range of our I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 Cinematographers professional websites, demo reels and artistic biographies.

Showcasing of a diverse and impressive talent base of award winning, highly skilled Directors of Photography working both in Canada and Internationally.

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April 25, 2018
Congratulations to the following I.A.T.S.E. Local 667/669 CSC award recipients

61st Annual CSC Award Recipients here

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March 30, 2018
Bell Media takes majority stake in Pinewood Toronto

Bell Media takes majority stake in Pinewood Studios. Bell Media has entered an agreement to take a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, in partnership with Paul Bronfman’s Comweb Studio Holdings, as well as Castlepoint and the City of Toronto.

The major shakeup in Canada’s studio scene was revealed Thursday morning, with terms of the deal undisclosed.

In entering the studio business, Bell Media stakes a larger claim for its Bell Media Studios brand, which the company has been developing over the last year and was a partner in the recent unscripted series The Launch with Insight Productions and Big Machine Label Group. The Bell Media Studios banner was ...

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March 8, 2018
Canadian Creative Industries Release New Code of Conduct

Canadian Creative Industries Release New Code of Conduct Read more here  http://www.actra.ca/press-releases/2018/03/canadian-creative-industries-release-new-code-of-conduct/ 

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February 12, 2018
MPAC President Wendy Noss speaks to guests at the "Behind the Red Carpet" event in Ottawa

Fantastic evening Wednesday in Ottawa at "Behind the Red Carpet," hosted by the Motion Picture Association of Canada. The event was held for MPs, Senators, and government staff to demonstrate the Canadian behind-the-scenes jobs that are created by the film industry. The IATSE booth featured UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) and various cameras. Some brave guests tried to focus a camera on someone walking up to, and then sitting in, the throne from Reign, built by our talented members. Special thanks to film locals IATSE 873, IATSE 856 Manitoba, IATSE 849, International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 667, and IATSE 514 for all their assistance to the International! @MPACanada # ...

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December 5, 2017
Watch Keifer Sutherland's video message in support of Toronto's growing film industry!

Keifer Sutherland speaks on the need to support Toronto’s growing film industry, from the set of Designated Survivor - shot by IATSE Local 873, International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 667, and I.A.T.S.E. Local 411. More studios are needed to continue the growth. Thousands of letters have been sent to Toronto City Council in support of expanding the Portland studios - over 1,400 of them from Local 873 members and permittees. Thanks, Keifer! #xoTOfilm

See the video  https://www.facebook.com/iatsecanada/videos/1198073500294868/?hc_ref=ARRPDkKT-AyIkDT3qBBlGPPpQ8K18wM2z1_nmdBiiojmG-tqyJN81IODFEdOhO3_Dow&fref=nf

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September 7, 2017
Cinespace to add two more studios to Toronto Kipling location

Cinespace Film Studios today revealed plans to expand its Kipling Avenue location, breaking ground on two 20,000-square-foot studios and announcing plans to build a permanent underwater filming tank. 

The new facilities, named Titan Studios, were unveiled at a press conference Sept. 7 hosted by Cinespace president and CEO, Steve Mirkopoulos, and Toronto mayor, John Tory. A total of 50,000 square feet will be added to Cinespace's Kipling Avenue location, between the two new studios and support space connecting them. Mirkopolous told Playback Daily that they're hoping to open Titan's doors in August of next year.  

"When I go out selling our film industry, the one ...

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August 31, 2017
Canadian Labour Congress' Pharmacare campaign to provide universal Pharmacare for all Canadians, begins this Labour Day! SIGN THE PETITION !!

Our country's complex system of funding prescription drugs with varying levels of public and private insurance coverage means there is uneven access to prescription drug.   Canada has the second-highest prescription drug costs in the world after the United States. 

There is an estimated 8.4 million working Canadians who have no prescription drug coverage and an estimated 3.5 million Canadians who cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. 

Further to the Canadian Labour Congress's convention in Toronto, delegates at the IATSE Convention in Florida passed a resolution to work with the CLC on a campaign for a national, universal, single-payer, and public prescription ...

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August 14, 2017
IATSE Statement on Charlottesville, VA

The IATSE condemns the violence and hateful views of the white nationalists in the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally. Our hearts go out to Heather Heyer, state T...roopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, and their families.
Equal rights are the cornerstone of the labor movement. We believe that equality for all is a basic human right and we actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Read full statement here http://www.iatse.net/news/iatse-statement-charlottesville-va 

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July 28, 2017
Financial Health in Canada's TV, Film & Theatre Industries: A Survey

 Financial Health in Canada's TV, Film and Theatre Industries: A Survey The AFC, the lifeline for Canada's entertainment industry, is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. The AFC wants to learn more about the 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. 

Even if you've never used The AFC in the past and never use it in the future, your response is still important.  

This survey is for anyone who works as a union or guild member in TV, film, and theatre, but The AFC remains committed to ...

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July 13, 2017
IATSE 667 members 2017 Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to Yves Belanger for his Emmy nomination for outstanding cinematography for a limited series or movie for Big Little Lies, and to the crew of Handmaid's Tale, for the nomination for outstanding cinematography for a one hour series. (See attached document for the complete list of nominations)

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July 4, 2017
The Importance of Stills Photographers on Set

“There’s been a still photographer on film sets since probably 1915.”  and here's why.... https://medium.com/art-science/when-behind-the-scenes-movie-photos-finally-see-the-light-e137373d9b16 

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June 14, 2017
Movie and TV industries launch global anti-piracy group

The worldwide movie and TV industries yesterday formed a new global coalition to campaign against online piracy.

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June 2, 2017
How Toronto’s film and TV production has surged past $2 billion

How Toronto’s film and TV production has surged past $2 billion Read here ...

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April 28, 2017
Camera operator Mike Heathcote “moves with grace and precision of a dolly” on upcoming series The Handmaid’s Tale

https://tinseltownnewsnow.net/2017/02/24/camera-operator-mike-heathcote-moves-with-grace-and-precision-of-a-dolly-on-upcoming-series-the-handmaids-tale/  

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April 11, 2017
Quebec Production Bounces Back on Strength of High Tech

In addition to traditional work, Montreal and Quebec are spearheading virtual reality and augmented reality content creation A wave of fresh changes to Quebec’s film and TV tax credits is sweetening the bid for Hollywood productions — and also giving a hearty boost to virtual reality projects.

Read Variety's article here http://variety.com/2017/artisans/news/x-men-apocalypse-1202027867-1202027867/ 

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April 6, 2017
Nova Scotia Ups Production Fund

Nova Scotia ups production fund The government has added $6.9 million to the fund thanks to forecasted growth in productions filming in the province. By Regan Reid The government of Nova Scotia is adding $6.9 million to the 2017/18 Film & Television Production Incentive Fund.

The Department of Business announced today that, based on the number of productions it projects will shoot in the province this year, the total budget for the program has been increased to $16.9 million. To forecast demand for the fund, the government and industry monitor funding applications and track the year each production is expected to be completed and paid out.

The fund, which is ...

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February 1, 2016
Actors Fund Rebrands

The Actors’ Fund of Canada rebrands as The AFC to communicate its mission of compassionate emergency assistance to all members of Canada’s entertainment industry

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January 26, 2015
New Sarah Jones "Never Again, Never Forget" Public Service Announcement video

 http://deadline.com/2015/01/sarah-jones-parents-sundance-appearance-public-service-announement-1201358850/ 

Almost a year after the camera assistant was killed on a Midnight Rider railway shoot in Georgia, the parents of Sarah Jonesare at the Sundance Film Festival today to further their goal of promoting the need for greater industry safety precautions and instructions. “Sarah was a vibrant and eager person who loved her work,” Elizabeth Jones said here. “She went all out to do her very, very best, and her life was cut short.”

Added Richard Jones on the legacy of his daughter’s death: “We want it go beyond talk and beyond concern. We want it to ...

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July 15, 2014
Do You Need a Unit Publicist? Yes! Here’s Why

One of those roles that’s often misunderstood or under-appreciated is that of the unit publicist, a publicist who focuses on a film’s production. See the full article http://www.filmindependent.org/blogs/do-you-need-a-unit-publicist-yes-heres-why/?utm_source=7.15.14+Tuesday+Email+Blast&utm_campaign=11.05.13+eblast&utm_medium=email#.U9pd2mdzZ9C

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April 10, 2014
Mandatory Safety Awareness Program when working in Ontario - effective July 1, 2014

Dear Members:    Effective July 1, 2014 every person working in Ontario (regardless of province or country of residence) will be required to have this new certification. 

This is to inform you that a new regulation entitled Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) has been made and will come into force on July 1, 2014.  The regulation: 

Requires that all workers and supervisors (those who may supervise the work of another team member) must complete the Safety Awareness training program as soon as practicable; Requires employers to maintain a record of training, and provide workers and ...

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