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The Official Bulletin: 2009 Q4 / No. 626

The Official Bulletin: 2009 Q4 / No. 626

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PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
Announcing the IATSE Labor Education AssistanceProgram. The IATSE LEAP will pay tuition for Labor Stud-ies courses at accredited colleges and Universitiesthroughout the United States and Canada. Local unionofficers can now have tuition and reasonable housingexpenses reimbursed through the International for pre-approved union skills classes, online courses, and col-lege degree classes. For details, see the article in theOfficial Bulletin. For class information, visit the NationalLabor College's Web site at www.nlc.edu.
IATSE Launches LEAP(Labor EducationAssistance Program)
IATSE Will Pay Tuition forLabor Studies Courses
 
James B. Wood MaryAnn Kelly David Geffner Arthur Bracco
Editor Assistant to the Editor Special Asst. to the Editor Staff Writer 
The OFFICIAL BULLETIN (ISSN-0020-5885) is published quarterly by the General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes,Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, (IATSE), 1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018.Telephone: (212) 730-1770. FAX (212) 921-7699. Email: bulletin@iatse-intl.orgMaterial for publication must be received before the first day of January, April, July, and October, to meet deadlines, respectively, for the First, Second,Third, and Fourth Quarter issues.POSTMASTER: Send address change to the OFFICIAL BULLETIN, 1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Entered as periodical postage paidmatter at the Post Office at New York, NY and additional locations.Canadian Publications Mail Agreement No.: 40845543. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses To:PO Box 503, RPO West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill ON L4B 4R6Subscriptions: IATSE members receive the OFFICIAL BULLETIN as part of their IATSE membership services. Nonmembers may subscribe for $10.00 per year.
Timothy F. Magee
1st Vice President20017 Van DykeDetroit, MI 48234
Michael Barnes
2nd Vice President2237 Hartranft St.,Philadelphia, PA 19145
J. Walter Cahill
3rd Vice President483 Penwood DriveEdgewater, MD 21037
Thom Davis
4th Vice President2520 West Olive AvenueBurbank, CA 91505
Anthony M. DePaulo
5th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
Damian Petti
6th Vice President201-208 57th Ave., S.W.Calgary, AlbertaCanada T2H 2K8
Brian J. Lawlor
7th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
Michael F. Miller, Jr.
8th Vice President10045 Riverside DriveToluca Lake, CA 91602
John T. Beckman, Jr.
9th Vice President1611 S. Broadway, #110St Louis, MO 63104
Daniel DiTolla
10th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
John Ford
11th Vice President326 West 48th StreetNew York, NY 10036
John M. Lewis
12th Vice President22 St. Joseph StreetToronto, OntarioCanada M4Y 1J9
Matthew D. Loeb
International President
James B. Wood
General Secretary–Treasurer 
Thomas C. Short
InternationalPresident Emeritus
Michael W. Proscia
General Secretary–Treasurer Emeritus
Thomas J. Cleary C. Faye Harper
216 S. Jefferson St., #400 2695 Dayview LaneChicago, IL 60661 Atlanta, GA 30331
George Palazzo
1811 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E R SC L C D E L E G A T E
Kelly Moon
1640 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC V5K 4V4
G E N E R A L C O U N S E L
Dale W. Short
G E N E R A L O F F I C E
1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018Tele: (212) 730-1770FAX: Office of the President (212) 730-7809FAX: General Secretary-Treasurer (212) 921-7699
 W E S T C O A S T O F F I C E
10045 Riverside DriveToluca Lake, CA 91602Tele: (818) 980-3499 FAX: (818) 980-3496
C A N A D I A N O F F I C E
22 St. Joseph St.Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1J9Tele: (416) 362-3569 FAX: (416) 362-3483
C A N A D I A NE N T E R TA I N M E N T I N D U S T R YR ETI R E M E NT P L AN
22 St. Joseph St.Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1J9Tele: (416) 362-2665 FAX: (416) 362-2351www.ceirp.ca
I . A . T . S . E . N A T I O N A LB E N E F I T F U N D S O F F I C E
417 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10016Tele: (212) 580-9092 Toll free: (800) 456-FUNDFAX: (212) 787-3607www.iatsenbf.org
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President’sNewsletter
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General Secretary-Treasurer’s Message
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Safety Zone
12
Local News & Views
16
Crew Shots
28
On The Show Floor
30
On Location
36
Let’s Get Organized
38
On The Road
42
On Stage In Focus
46
In Memoriam
49
Directory of LocalSecretaries andBusiness Agents
D E P A R T M E N T S
Labor Day 2009
Photos from Labor Day Paradesaround the country
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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICALSTAGE EMPLOYES, MOVING PICTURETECHNICIANS, ARTISTS AND ALLIED CRAFTSOF THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIESAND CANADA, AFL-CIO, CLC
FOURTH QUARTER, 2009 NUMBER 626
F E A T U R E S W W W . I A T S E I N T L . O R G
B U L L E T I N A N D P H O T O S U B M I S S I O N G U I D E L I N E S
Please send your Bulletin submissions to bulletin@iatse-intl.orgAll digital photos should be taken with a camera that is at least 3 megapixels or higher, and set on the highest quality/resolution setting.JPEG or TIFF file formats only please.Please do not crop or otherwise modify photos - the original version usually has the highest quality.
Edward C. Powell
International Vice President Emeritus
Craig Carlson
13th Vice President216 S. Jefferson St., #400Chicago, IL 60661
T R U S T E E S
Labour of Love
A human interest story fromour neighbor to the North
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Seeing Green
See How "Going Green" isChanging Our Industries
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To purchase a print of the 66th Quadrennial Convention Photo, please send your Check/Money Order, payable to IATSE, to theIATSE General Office to the attention of Assistant to the Editor MaryAnn Kelly. The cost of the photo is $20.00 (U.S.), includes ship-ping and handling. Purchases with a credit card are not available.
 
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During the month of December you cannot escape the “Year In Review” atmosphere that seems to be everywhere you turn. From tele- vision specials, to newspapers, to magazines, it seems that every form of media wants to ensure that it is impossible for you to forget any eventthatmayhaveoccurredduring2009.
 While the end of the year is as good a time as any to review what was, its’real power occurs when we turn our thoughts to the potential and possibilitiesfor the coming year. The traditional New Year’s resolutions hopefully cause usto look toward the future with the goal of making a positive difference.The feature article in this issue of the Official Bulletin will hopefully helpmake a difference by inspiring our members to examine the way their workpractices may affect the world in which we live. The article will introduce you to a number of our members that have found innovative ways toreduce the negative impact their jobs have on the environment. A commontheme amongst many of the stories is that the implementation of a numberof small changes can result in a significant positive impact.For many years the International has pursued the goal of reducing ournegative impact on the environment and we continue to search for addition-al ways to achieve that goal. The two buildings that we own (the WestCoast Office in Los Angeles and the Canadian Office in Toronto) have incor-porated a number of features over the years that are designed to reduceenergy consumption. From more efficient windows, to programmable ther-mostats, to efficient furnaces and air conditioning units, to a reflective roof coating which reduces air conditioning needs, we have always attempted tobe environmentally sensitive when it comes to repairs and maintenance.In addition, all of our offices participate in whatever local recycling pro-grams are available, use recycled paper whenever possible, increasingly usedocument imaging and email, encourage employees to turn off all unneces-sary office equipment at the end of each day, and recycle printer and tonercartridges as well as old computers and monitors. The Online MembershipDatabase System is another initiative which in addition to providingincreased efficiencies is reducing the amount of paper being exchangedbetween our local unions and the General Office. A significant green resolution for the International in 2010 will be anupgrade to our database system that will allow us to offer our members theoption of receiving the Official Bulletin in an electronic format rather than apaper copy. You will be receiving information over the coming monthsabout how to register for this exciting new option in order that we can work together to make a difference.
Make A Green Resolution
Fourth Quarter 2009 54 Official Bulletin
ThisistoadvisethattheregularMid-Win-ter Meeting of the General Executive Board isscheduled to be held at Sheraton Austin Hotel,701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 at10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010, andwill remain in session through and includingFriday, January 29, 2010. All business to comebefore the Board must be submitted to theGeneral Office no later than fifteen (15) dayspriortothemeeting.Local Union representatives planning toattend the meeting must make hotel reserva-tions with Sheraton Austin Hotel by calling512-478-1111. Guest room rate for the IATSEis $199.00, plus applicable taxes, for bothsingle and double occupancy. In order toensure that you receive the preferred roomrate established for our meeting, you mustidentifyyouraffiliationwiththeIATSE.Cut-offdate:January1,2010
O F F I C I A L N O T I C E
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 The Delegates to our 66th Quadrennial Convention made it quiteclear that the IATSE needs to remain active in efforts to seek the pas-sage of legislation in three main areas of monumental concern: pira-cy, health care reform, and the Employee Free Choice Act.
 With piracy of entertainment product costing our industry billions of dol-lars a year, the International continues to keep up the fight at the local, stateand national levels. I have met with officials from the White House and theFederal Communications Commission. In addition, I have coordinated withindustry coalitions including employers and labor unions, and have attendedmeetings with international groups in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Lon-don and Switzerland. In Canada, International Officers and Representativeshave attended round-table and town hall style meetings and governmentconsultations on this issue. On September 11, 2009, the IATSE presented asubmission to the Canadian government committee on copyright consulta-tion that in part stated: “…new copyright legislation must begin by imple-menting the WIPO treaties. Considering that all of Canada’s major tradingpartners (the EU, the UK, France, the U.S. and Australia, etc.) have already done so, we [the IATSE] submit that Canada as a bare minimum implement WIPO if it is to have any chance of becoming a leader in the global, digitaleconomy, and particularly in the motion picture and television industry.” After every meeting with legislators and government leaders in both theUnited States and Canada, we see an increased understanding on their partof how piracy adversely affects working men and women in our industry.They know how hard we are willing to fight to protect our membership.President Obama has appointed the first Copyright/Intellectual Property Chairman, which is a direct result of our anti-piracy campaign. While therehave been some successes, specifically with the adoption of anti-piracy legis-lation in Canada, the UK, France and India, we need to keep up global pres-sure until all nations address the protection of intellectual property.Health care reform in the United States has become a complex leg-islative tangle that has been slowly working its way through Congress.Starting with President Harry S. Truman more than 60 years ago, the White House has sought to bring forth legislation that will provide afford-able, quality health care to all men and women in the United States. Pres-ident Truman believed that the federal government should play a role inhealth care, stating that “[t]he health of American children, like their edu-cation, should be recognized as a definite public responsibility.” Yearsago, the fight to pass legislation for Medicare was long and hard fought,but was finally enacted when Congress came to their senses and while itmay have its problems, Medicare has lasted over 40 years and helps
Of Monumental Concern
The 2010 Supplies were mailed at theend of November to those local unions thathad submitted their 3rd Quarterly Reportfor 2009 and purchased the appropriatenumber of per capita stamps.The number of per capita stamps thatmust be purchased is based on the numberof members reported on the 1st and 2ndQuarterly Reports plus two times the num-ber of members reported on the 3rd Quar-ter Report (to allow for an estimate of thenumbers that will be reported on the 4thQuarterly Report). When the 4th QuarterlyReport is submitted in January 2010, anadjustment to balance the local’s accountis made if necessary.
2010 SUPPLIES
Delegates to the 66th Quadrennial Con-vention voted to increase the per capita taxfor local unions by one dollar ($1.00) effec-tive 1/1/2010, two dollars ($2.00) effective1/1/2011 and one dollar ($1.00) effective1/1/2012, all of which is to be allocated tothe General Fund. Per capita tax for SpecialDepartment local unions will remainunchanged.
2010 PER CAPITA
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