Standing with Indigenous Peoples
This year, July 1st is not a time to celebrate, it is a time to reflect. We want to encourage everyone to take time to consider the current events happening in Canada and educate yourself on their history. We urge you to make an effort to familiarize yourself with the land you live and work on, and to take some time to learn the truth about some of the great injustices done to the Indigenous Peoples of the land we call Canada by many of this country’s most influential institutions.
There are so many ways we can stand side by side with Indigenous communities. Donate to an organization working on Indigenous Rights. Buy products from Indigenous artists, makers, and businesses. Support your local Indigenous groups.
The Labour movement stands in Solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of this land. We will continue to show up to rallies and protests and we ask you to join us. We will continue to lobby governments to immediately adopt the 94 Calls to Action generated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published in 2015.
To help spread awareness, we will be posting sections of these Calls to Action as well as links and resources on our social media platforms.
We are all Treaty people.
Working during COVID-19
While there is currently still a lockdown in place in Nova Scotia, production is able to continue. We have launched a page that hosts some resources and information regarding working in the film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. That page can be found here.
New Year, More Work!
This year is shaping up to be a busy one! Click here to find a list of current productions
Are you new to the world of film? Find out how to register as a referral here!
For our full members, please make sure to update your credentials with the office and start listing your availability! Keep your eye on your e-mail for more information in the coming weeks.
Productions Starting - update your availability on the daily dispatch
"Chapelwaite" and "Feudal" have started pre-production, and there are other shows in the works
COVID-19 Response & Updates
IATSE Local 849 continues to monitor developments as the spread of the COVID-19 virus impacts all of us in the screen industries in the Maritime provinces. At this time the union office will remain operational but due to health and safety concerns for our staff, the doors will be closed to the public. Please use email or phone to contact staff as needed.
The union is committed to working proactively with employers and industry partners to mitigate any potential health risks and to minimize the impact on the screen industry here in the Maritimes. We are confident that our union employers and partners are following the appropriate public health advice and protocols, and we as a Local are taking all necessary precautions to protect the well being of our members and staff. Further to that, we will be postponing all in-person workshops and meetings effective immediately.
IATSE 849 ELECTIONS ARE HAPPENING NOW!
At the 2020 AGM on Sunday, March 1, five positions up for election were acclaimed: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and one Trustee. Because there are six candidates for the three Member-at-Large positions, there is an active election taking place right now. If you are a Local 849 Active Member in Good Standing, check your email for a link to vote in this election. Voting is done online and is a very simple process. If you can't find the email or need help, please contact the office.
The polls close on Friday, March 20 at 6:00PM.
Best of luck to all the candidates!
Screen Nova Scotia thanks Erika Beatty; names Interim Executive Director
This article originally appeared on Screen Nova Scotia.
For immediate release: Laura Mackenzie has been chosen as Interim Executive Director of Screen Nova Scotia by its board of directors. She replaces Erika Beatty, who is completing a successful two-year contract with the organization in late March 2018. Mackenzie will begin serving in this role on March 12th, 2018.
Cape Forchu gets prepped with new lighthouse for Pattinson, Dafoe movie
This article originally appeared on The Chronicle Herald.
YARMOUTH — Set construction for the feature film The Lighthouse is underway on the Leif Ericson trail at the Cape Forchu lighthouse.