CERB Repayment Update Feb 10 2021

63rd Annual CSC Awards Announcement   CSC Awards Nominees and Winners Listed here

Rental House Links for COVID-19 Protocols & Equipment Cleaning
Grande Camera COVID-19 Equipment Protocol
Grande Camera COVID-19 Operations Protocol 

OCTOBER 30th is NATIONAL PUBLICIST DAY - Please join us in recognizing the hard work of our 667 Publicists

The very first press release, written by Ivy Lee - "the father of modern PR", was printed verbatim by The New York Times on October 30, 1906. 

When a train accident in New Jersey killed 53 people on October 28, 1906, Ivy Lee convinced the Pennsylvania Railroad to issue a public statement and give interviews with journalists brought to the scene. The New York Times was so impressed by this approach to corporate communication that on October 30, they printed the public statement as the very first press release and called it a "Statement from the Road". 

National Publicist Day is celebrated annually on October 30th to recognize the hard work of public relations professionals.

Click here to watch "Unit Publicist", a segment created by IATSE Local 600 to promote the role and importance of a Publicist.

Dear Colleagues,  

A quick note to share the document that goes out with all 667 contracts and clarifies when a unit publicist is mandated to be on set to support your work. 

The key point is this: Unit publicists ARE REQUIRED & MANDATORY by the IATSE 667 Collective Agreement to be on set for ALL press and/or promo visits behind-the-scenes, EPK, promotional video, social media activity and all gallery photography. Unit Publicists are RECOMMENDED to be on set for unit photography coverage. 

Let's please support each other by asking your production, "Who is your unit publicist?". If there isn't one, let 667 know. And please feel free to pass the document on. 

Thank you! 
Lisa S h a m a t a
Unit Publicist / IATSE 667 Publicity Rep

November 13 2018

CRA / ARC: Film and Media Industry: Find out more about residency guidelines and working in Canada temporarily
Federal and provincial film and media tax credits are important to the film and video production industry and to the Canadian economy overall. 
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recognizes the importance of ensuring that claimants understand the requirements of the film and media tax credit programs (federal and provincial), in particular the residency requirement, so that they can file compliant claims.

 As a result of working in consultation with the film and media industry, the CRA has produced two fact sheets (also available as printable PDFs) on residency status guidelines and working in Canada temporarily, outlined below:

 Residency Guidelines         Clarifies the difference between factual and deemed residents and advises on supporting documentation for residency status

 Resident Status and Tax Obligations         Addresses working in Canada temporarily and explains how income tax obligations are based on residency status, not on citizenship or immigration status

* Note: The guidelines for residency status and temporary employment in Canada have not changed; the Agency has published these new documents to explain the existing rules. 

 Click these links to find out more about  residency guidelines and  working in Canada temporarily

April 2, 2018

The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct to Prevent and Respond to Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Violence.

Attached is a national code of conduct that has been created with the unions, guilds, producers, agencies broadcasters and funders from across the country to address the issues of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence that have been so much in the news and our workplaces.  This code of conduct will be in effect across the country. It is hoped that with the education and reporting tools coming out of this initiative, along with the code of conduct, that we can address many of the issues around diversity, inequity and harassment and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect and professionalism are the norm. 

The Canadian office of IATSE and reps from across the country have been part of the proceedings and fully endorses this document and processes being discussed and established.   IATSE is pleased to take this positive step forward, and look forward to working in a more equal, respectful and professional creative industry. 

Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

March 27, 2018

IATSE Safety Info App

On behalf of John M. Lewis, International Vice President & Director of Canadian Affairs: 

The IATSE Safety Info App is an information reference and hazard reporting tool for IATSE members. The application provides important safety information, such as safety hotline telephone numbers, industry-specific safety bulletins and articles, and a form for reporting hazards/harassment encountered on the worksite.  When reporting, you have the option to remain anonymous if you so choose. 

We are pleased to announce that the latest update includes the ability to switch to a French-language option.  The app is currently available for both  iOS and  Android devices. 


The Perryscope was invented by our very own IATSE 667 member - Director of Photography, Perry Hoffman read about it here.

Sony Pictures 2014 Cyberattack

Dear Members: 

If you have received the following notice, we have confirmed with the IATSE and Sony Pictures that this is a legitimate document.

 Please read it carefully and take any action you deem necessary.   Thank you

IATSE Safety Hotline 

DO YOU NEED A PUBLICIST? YES, and 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

DO YOU NEED A COLOURIST? YES, and here's why!

 A good colorist is capable of (within reason) making your footage match perfectly from shot to shot, and they are often a great second set of eyes to give you a new perspective on what your project is about and how it can look its best. See the video