International Cinematographers Guild

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Full name International Cinematographers Guild Local 600
Founded 16 May 1996 (1996-05-16)
Predecessor Locals 644, 659, 666
Members 8400
Head union International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Affiliation AFL-CIO, CLC
Key people Steven Poster, National President
Office location 7755 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Country United States, Canada

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600[1]) represents approximately 8,400 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film and television as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Publicists and all members of camera crews.


The first cinematographers union, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 644 was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild.[2] In 2015 the Guild chose Rebecca Rhine as its first female executive director.[3]


The International Cinematographers Guild Interview Collection is housed at the Academy Film Archive. The collection contains nearly 300 oral and visual history interviews.[4]


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