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#1 Luis E Curbelo

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 11:08 AM

what's up everyone

I'mn new in this business and last saturday i was working as a AC for a TV show in Los Angeles and the DP recommended for me to join a Union. Does anyone know the union for AC and DP in los angeles?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 11:24 AM

The camera union nationally is I.A.T.S.E. Local 600.

You need to apply though to Contract Services, not the union. Their office is on Ventura Blvd. in Encino / Sherman Oaks. Basic requirements: proving 100 days of experience in your area of expertise (1st AC, for example), PAID work, within a three-year period dating back from the time of application. The work must have been done in the U.S. or its territories. There may be ways around this, particularly if you are on a non-union shoot that turns union and you become "grandfathered" in (not that you can plan for this). Talk to Contract Services.
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:58 PM

I'm surprised to hear that a working A.C. doesn't know what union he needs to join....strange.
In any case, here's the website for contract services.....contract services.
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#4 timHealy

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:54 PM

David or anyone that can answer,

Just out of curiosity, what is the brief history of Contract Services? I dealt with them when I got into 728, but there is nothing like it here on the East coast. When you get into a union here, you deal with your respective local. That's all.

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Tim
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