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International Cinematographers Guild of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local 667 consists of over 850 members involved in motion picture, film, digital, internet and television production. There are an additional 70 members in two mid-Canada television stations located in Sudbury and Timmins Ontario. Local 667 is one of many branches of the I.A.T.S.E., which was originally founded in New York City over 100 years ago, in 1893. The I.A.T.S.E., throughout North America represents not only motion picture camera people and technicians, but also several other areas of entertainment, including stage employees, projectionists, casino employees and studio teachers. The film division of I.A.T.S.E. covers a number of aspects in this industry including camera, wardrobe, hair, lighting, sound, art direction, set design, set construction, special effects, production office staff and much more. I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 was granted its charter from the International office in October 1981, and represented all I.A.T.S.E. camera personnel across the country. Due to the growth of the motion picture industry in Canada, I.A.T.S.E. Local 669 was formed in 1989 to represent Western Canada, while Local 667 continued to represent Eastern Canada, with the division being the Manitoba / Ontario border. At the producer's request, members of both I.A.T.S.E. Locals 667 and Local 669 are able to take advantage of free-flow travel, which allows them to work in either jurisdiction. The I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 membership is involved in all aspects of film and television that pertains to the camera. Our membership consists of Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants, Unit Publicists, Unit Still Photographers, Electronic Camerapeople, Video Assist, Digital Engineers and Technicians, Data Management Technicians and Camera Trainees in all phases of filmed or electronically recorded theatrical feature films, films for television release, internet and television series productions. Over the past 27 years, I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 has worked on hundreds of film, television and screen based productions including such recent titles as Death Race, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Jumper, The Love Guru, Flash Genius, Max Payne,Saw 2,3,4,5 and Traitor. Many recent television series include Flashpoint, Little Mosque on the Prairie, The Border, The Weight and The Listener. The membership has worked with such notable Directors of Photography as Dante Spinotti asc, Caleb Deschanel asc, Peter Menzies asc, Simon Duggan asc, Tak Fujimoto asc, Conrad Hall asc, John Toll asc, Vic Kemper asc, Billy Williams asc, Jack Green asc, Alan Hume asc, to name a few. Directors of note have included Doug Liman, Richard Attenborough, Brian Singer, Norman Jewison, Atom Egoyan, Sidney Lumet, Lewis Gilbert, Renny Harlin and David Cronenberg. It is the mandate of I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 to secure work opportunities, as well as the best conditions and wages for its membership, through Collective Agreements. Through these Collective Agreements, I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 is able to provide the full membership with varying levels of health, dental and retirment benefits, dependent upon how much each individual works. I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 offers a solid training program for camera trainees, whereby a camera trainee gains hands-on experience on numerous film sets. At the minimum, most camera trainees will work on a television series, movie-of-the-week, and feature film, and learn all equipment including the Panavision, Arricam, Arriflex, MovieCam, RED, Viper and Sony systems. I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 is a freelance organization, which enables the membership to seek work based on experience and merit.

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