Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2017

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6 PRESIDENT FROM THE PRESIDENT LOCAL LOCAL BUSINESS REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY-TREASURER LETTERS LETTERS TO THE ARTISAN EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS THEATER THEATER NEWS NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS EDUCATION EDUCATION GUILD GUILD NEWS This new year of 2017 celebrates the 80th anniversary of our Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. Over our history, men and women have become part of the greatest gath- ering of entertainment industry artists in the world. We celebrate each other's successes, and gather together when one of our sisters or brothers survives a tremendous loss. Our strengths are achieved not only with passionate talent, but by longtime relationships that build the firma- ment. It takes time to build trust. The union is the infrastructure, it is not always the trendiest. The union is here to achieve "by organization and mutual endeavor, the improvement of the social and economic conditions of workers identified with the motion picture, television, theatrical and videotape industries (and of course, all classifications)." Of course, we listen to the suggestions contributed by the members to help improve our union, we are you. But it is also our job to examine every side of the situation, consider all the possible repercussions, contractual, legal and financial, and act accordingly for the benefit of all members. It's not Instagram, your union is there for the long haul, stability. The Board of Trustees examines every single financial transaction and then votes to approve, or not. Those recommendations are then sent to the Executive Board, that again examines those approvals (or disapprovals) and every penny is accounted for. These Officers and Board members take their jobs very seriously, dedicate their time and should be applauded for their diligence. Reports are sent to active members in their monthly bulletin. Every member of this Local is allowed to examine those records. All that has to be done is to come into the office. (By the way, we hope you like the new 2017 fresh look of the bulletin—with photos!) This Local has accomplished much with those trusts, but we all realize there are a few hurdles we are still trying to overcome. We have a tremendous amount of education that has been attained throughout the last few years. Now, all members have also been provided tremendous hands-on classes from Oscar and Emmy winners, and others who just have fantastic talents and love of teaching. We do everything possible to provide our members the optimal subject matter in order to keep everyone excited and motivated to learn new skills and techniques, to learn from those who bring something new to the table. In 2016, we were able to provide education to our San Francisco and San Diego Regional members with more to come. In the last year, we have also been fortunate to be part of a grant that allowed every member of Local 706 the abil- ity to take everything from Photoshop, ZBrush and even basic art classes for free. As our worlds evolve, so must we. Our craft education meetings get better with every year. It takes great dedication and a lot of work to provide this education and the work of the craft presidents and secretaries is truly appreciated, and the great work they do to defer costs by getting companies to sponsor meetings is an achievement in itself. Welcome 2017! In the last decade, we have achieved more contracts than ever before that will help people's lives with decent wages, benefits and working conditions. We were involved in the California Tax Incentive that has increased the work in California, and soon we will be involved with legislation to improve more working conditions that are so needed. Our Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards celebrate and acknowledge the artistic accomplishments of our sisters and brothers around the world. The Lifetime and Distinguished Artisan Achievements will be celebrated and the nominees will be announced within the pages of this issue. Congratulations to everyone and I hope to see you on February 19. Our family of artisans are the best, in skills and deep love of their work. Your dedication and passion are what earn you that recog- nition. With an open heart, embrace 2017. By the way, have you noticed The Artisan just gets better and better? It's because of you and the articles you submit! Keep them coming! SuSan Cabral-EbErt President Supervising Editor JEff angEll Contributing Writers SuSan Cabral-EbErt tommy ColE randy SayEr Publisher InglEdodd mEdIa Office Manager Kathy SaIn Mailing List Manager dIanE burnS The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933. Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: susan@ialocal706.org Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert Vice President Julie Socash Recording Secretary Vanessa Dionne Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Dally Business Representative Tommy Cole Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706

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