IATSE Weekly Newsletter 4/16/2021

IATSE Weekly Newsletter 4/16/2021




The Actors Fund can now help schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments at ATC’s new Broadway Vaccination Site (ATC Vaccination Times Square, located at 47th Street & 7th Avenue), for members of the performing arts, motion picture and tv production, live events, and others in the entertainment community who are working, living or attending school in New York City.

Please call 917-281-5937 or email vaccines@actorsfund.org with your name & phone number to speak with someone who can then help you schedule an appointment.

Individuals can also make appointments at vaccine sites throughout the city at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).



Join the Green Committee this Earth Day for a discussion between environmental leaders in the entertainment industry on issues such as sustainability in entertainment, and steps workers can take to promote earth-friendly practices. Register Here ➔



New Group Course! AVIXA Networking Technology



We’re excited to announce the 2021 schedule of AVIXA Networking Technology courses for IATSE workers! Just like an in-person group glass, students will meet with the instructor in real time to receive personalized skills training, ask questions, and learn from the insights of the group. You will learn the basics of networking from an AV perspective, while gaining the tools you need to have a meaningful conversation with your IT peers. Collaborative exercises and demos will allow you to practice the skills you’ll take back to work with you. During the course, you will:

  • Review how to discuss AV network requirements with your IT stakeholders
  • Compare and contrast the most common network-based AV transmission protocols
  • Interpret IP addresses and subnets
  • Identify network security threats and countermeasures


The website features member testimonials, highlights the work that members do, and has a “skills match” resource for prospective members to see if they have skills that would be relevant in the industry. Check it out at: http://ourwork.ca


Featured Member Story


The Hair and Makeup Team Behind Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Making Oscars History



During the wardrobe fitting for Netflix’s adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, lead actress Viola Davis challenged her glam squad to remove vanity from her transformation into becoming the legendary blues singer. She encouraged them to “do it scared.”


That tip from the Oscar winner paid off. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’s hair department featuring IATSE members Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera are up for one of the film’s five Academy Award nominations this year. Read Full Story 





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