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30 C I N E M O N T A G E B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S By Kristin Marguerite Doidge W hen the latest IATSE three-year Basic Agreement ratif ication passed last November with a his- toric turnout in membership votes—and the smallest of margins ever—nearly 50% of voters in the largest local craft unions vot- ed "yes," avoiding an industrywide strike. But nearly 50% of members voted "no." As the dust settles on what became a tumul- tuous year in organized labor negotiations, and with ongoing discussions about fair streaming residuals and safer working conditions, new and returning Editors Guild board members are looking toward secur- ing a better future. They're encouraging members to work together to continue to create positive change by focusing on what they do best in the cutting room: cutting out what doesn't work while amplifying what does. The Guild's current board of directors, all of whom are volunteers (their dues are waived in exchange for their service), encompass a variety of classifications and backgrounds, as well as varying amounts of tenure. Below is a snapshot of some of their thoughts on why they decided to run for a board seat, what their diverse experiences of being on the board have been like, and ADVISE & CONSENT AFTER A HISTORIC BASIC AGREEMENT VOTE, MPEG BOARD MEMBERS LOOK AHEAD TO NEW CHALLENGES how they hope to engage the membership going forward. Why did you decide to run for the board of directors and what did you initially hope to accomplish? "Former Guild president Donn Cambern suggested I run. He felt that I might add a new voice to the Board. My goal was to help share my opinions of decisions that might affect the members. I hoped to better under- stand how the Guild and the IA functioned." — MAYSIE HOY, ACE, PICTURE EDITOR, BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2001 (21 YEARS) "I have always wanted to get more involved, but when my kids were little, it seemed like I just didn't have enough time. Now that my kids are older, I thought it would be useful to use my talent and experience to help shape the future of the Guild and the post-production community as a whole. When I joined the board, I had h o p e d to fo s te r i n te r - l o c a l c o m m u n i - cation to help build solidarity in order to improve the outcome of our contract negotiations. That goal hasn't changed. I also would love to improve working condi- tions and respect for picture editors and all classifications." — NANCY MORRISON, ACE, PICTURE EDITOR, BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2018 (FOUR YEARS) "As a rank-and-file member since 2009, I had felt very much in the dark about what was happening in our local. I didn't get on the board when I first ran in 2016, so I started going to as many board meetings as I could. I met other board members and listened to more of what was happening. I ran again in 2017, on the basis that the Maysie Hoy.

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