IATSE entertainment union

I am Stagecraft.

I am the IA.®


I've worked for Local 121 for over 20 years and find you never know what you're going to be working on. But together as the professionals of the IATSE, we can accomplish anything.




Jim F. Fallon, Stagehand
IATSE Local 121

IATSE camera entertainment union

I am Camera.

I am the IA.®

I was born into a big family of United Auto Workers members – I've been union all my life. Being an IATSE member, I plan on upholding that tradition with my own family one day! I grew up around electronics, mechanics, sports, and movies, and Steadicam allows me to be the woman I've always dreamed to be!



Jess Lopez, Camera Operator / Steadicam
IATSE Local 600
Photo: Cameron Schmucker

IATSE Activism

I am an Activist.

I am the IA.®

I'm happy to be active in my union because of the great brotherhood, and for allowing me to reach new life goals.


Carlos Velazquez, Grip
IATSE Local 476

IATSE Local 680 Wardrobe

I am Wardrobe.

I am the IA.®

For 8 months of the year, Local 680's Helena Marriott and Sandra Hum work their magic in the Wardrobe shop at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Every spring, the costumes they help build during pre-production week in Halifax travel all across Canada with the Canadian Stars on Ice Tour. 


Helena Marriot and Sandra Hum
IATSE Local 680

I am an Electrician.
I am the IA.

Dad's always said, "Do what you love, and love what you do." He taught me to take pride in the work.


Katie Ryan, Electrician/Stagehand
Patrick E. Ryan, ETCP Certified Electrician
IATSE Local 16

  • Stagecraft
  • Camera
  • Activist
  • Wardrobe
  • Electrician


For more than 120 years, we've been behind the scenes. Since the early days of the musical, and the dawn of the film age, we have created indelible images; entertaining the world for generations. We are the brothers and sisters of the IATSE.


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Forms & PAC

The Yellow Card is now in electronic format. We've listed the new forms, instructions, and FAQ's for your ease of use.

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