-VFX Outsourcing
Regional Victories:
- Glendale
- West Hollywood
- Burbank

Local 600, International Cinematographers Guild, is the latest IATSE Local to throw its support behind Trade Remedies to stop the outsourcing of the American film workers jobs. (Runaway Production)


June 13, 2005
Local 600 press release
Release by Henri Bollinger, Publicists, Local 600

June 15th 2005
June 15th 2005 Local 600 website announcement
Senders Communications Group (Local 600 webmaster)

June 16th 2005
Investigation draws an OK from lensers, Guild tries to bring runaways back home
By Dave McNary
June 16th 2005
Lenser guild shifts runaway focus
By Jesse Hiestand

Local 600, The International Cinematographers Guild’s
National Executive Board (NEB) voted to endorse Resolution 6 and Trade Remedies to end the Outsourcing of American film jobs. (Runaway Production)

In addition, the NEB voted 15,000 dollars towards funding a new Center for Entertainment Industry Data and Research (CEIDR) report on Runaway Production.
ICG president Gary Dunham said….
"We have affirmed our commitment to an investigation into the legality of foreign film and television production subsidies. It is time to level the playing field for our members."


June 2004

The Film & Television Action Committee and Local 600, The International Cinematographers Guild have asked the newly created panel of Department of Commerce to take action against foreign governments' filmmaking subsidies.

The Unfair Trade Practices Task Force was created to help the U.S. manufacturing sector regain some of the nearly 3 million jobs lost since 2000.

Commerce Department’s Unfair Trade Practices Task Force. (PDF)

FTAC’s filing with Commerce Department’s Unfair Trade Practices Task Force. (in PDF format*)

“Daily Variety” article on the filing with the Commerce Department.

Film Workers Urge U.S. Action on Foreign Subsidies


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