Production Sound & Video

Winter 2024

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12 PRODUCTION SOUND & VIDEO – Winter 2024 NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS This year's prolonged work stoppages have been devastating to the entertainment community across the nation. In Hollywood, our community has been supported by the profound efforts of the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF) and the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly the Actor's Fund). Both of these charities have long histories of offering safety-net services and aid for entertainment workers and their families. Both of these organizations aided the entertainment FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS unions, including Local 695, in administering their Relief Funds throughout the 2023 WGA & SAG- AFTRA strikes against the AMPTP. Though the strikes have ended, the financial impact will continue to be felt for some time and both MPTF and the Entertainment Community Fund still have resources available to help. If you work in entertainment and you or your family are in need, please visit their websites online at www and (L-R) Local 695 member Gary Raymond, Recording Secretary Heidi Nakamura, Communications Director James Delhauer, President Jillian Arnold, and IATSE Vice President Michael Miller. "ALL-IN" MIXER On October 7, members of the IATSE came together at the Local 80 offices in Burbank for our union's "All- In" Mixer. Members in attendance enjoyed free food, games, and entertainment. Fierce rivalries sprouted up by the cornhole boards. An auction for a variety of prizes—including beautiful works of art created by IATSE members—raised more than $20,000 for the union's Political Action Committee, the IATSE-PAC. This fund is used by the IATSE to support candidates or lobbying efforts that align with IATSE federal issue agenda and has helped to elect pro-labor candidates and pass legislation like the 2020 CARES Act that extended unemployment benefits to freelance workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This event was spearheaded by Local 892 Executive Director Brigitta Romanov. Local 695 Recording Secretary Heidi Nakamura was a member of the Event Planning Committee. LOCAL 695 WELCOMES ITS NEW MEMBERS NEW MEMBERS Estuardo Chacon Y-1 Maasai Moore Y-7A Avery Randolph Y-4 Jack Sobo Y-1 Johnny Vasquez A2 Silvio Gillespie Y-7A Gary Shawn Orm Y-16 Richard Ragon Y-4 Marcos Castro Y-8 Casey Graham Y-1 Kyle Pham Y-1 Brian Dickson Y-4 Glen Penland Y-7 Timothy Lewis A2 Julian Edwards Y-16 Yoshiya Ady A2 Kino Crayon Y-8 Nicolas Osorio Y-1 Jacob Eliett Y-1 Omer Barzilay Halperin A-1 Jordan Denis Y-1 Timothy Murphy 504 Harry Gingrich 481 TRANSFER IN FROM LOCAL

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