IATSE Local 481

New England Studio Mechanics

Proudly representing technicians, artisans, and craftspeople in the motion picture industry in New England since 1989.

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“The Finest Hours,” which wrapped up filming with a week in Chatham, depicts the true-life rescue of 32 men aboard the Pendleton in 1952, when waves from a severe nor'easter snapped the 503-foot tanker in two. read more
Recently, furniture and materials were donated to, Room 13 Boston, an innovative, youth arts program located at the Excell High School in South Boston. According to Amy Raymond, Room 13 Boston Artist in Residence (see photo), “Donations will enable students in our construction and metal shop classes to get off to a great start this fall.” read more
While the latest report from the state Department of Revenue indicated that most of the spending attributed to the Massachusetts film tax credit in 2012 went out of state, proponents of the initiative say that an increasing number of locally filmed productions have spread out beyond Boston, helping small businesses and tourism in the suburbs from Lincoln to Quincy to Saugus. read more
In early January, twenty-six Local 481 members came to the oldest community theatre in the United States to build the set for The Footlight Club production of Boeing Boeing. The set build was the focus of two Construction Dept. classes. This partnership began three years ago through the efforts of Local 481 members Jay Larson, Adam McClain and Mike Krause. read more
Local crew working behind the scenes on motion pictures are showcased by Andrea Shea in a series on WBUR's "The Artery". read more
Hundreds of local people were employed and millions of dollars were spent here for the production of "The Sea of Trees" in Worcester read more
Business Manager Chris O'Donnell appeared on NECN's CEO Corner with Director of Massachusetts Film Office, Lisa Strout to discuss motion picture production in the state. read more

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IATSE Local 481
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Woburn, MA 01801

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