We are Gaffers.

We are the IA.

Being part of the union family has inspired me to be creative, innovative, and confident, as I know I have representation supporting me and looking out for my welfare. The union has helped me expand my career further than I have ever imagined. Kulia I Ka Nu'u (Strive for the highest peak).

Gregory Doi, Jr., Gaffer/SLT
IATSE Local 665

IATSE The union behind entertainment

We are Design.

We are the IA.

I am proud to work alongside the most skilled artists and craftsmen within the entertainment business and the world. When I completed my education, I wanted to work as a professional artist and IATSE provided me with that opportunity. Knowing that my pension and benefits are covered through my work, provides peace of mind for me and my family. There is strength within our collective unions.


Clint Schultz, Designer
IATSE Local 800

IATSE Local 414 Broadcast

We are


We are the IA.

As a TV freelancer, employer-funded health insurance and retirement benefits are generally nonexistent. Thanks to the new contracts in our region, I now have a comprehensive, employer-funded IATSE health insurance plan as well as retirement benefits. Being a Local 414 member increases my all-around security in a normally insecure field.


Erik West, Audio Mixer
IATSE Local 414

IATSE entertainment union

We are


We are 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 Local 680 Wardrobe

We are


We are 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

  • Gaffer
  • Design
  • Broadcast
  • Stagecraft
  • Wardrobe


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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