If you watch television, movies, or surf the web, you have seen our work. Local 481 represents over 900 of New England’s most experienced motion picture technicians and craftspeople working behind the camera.
Interested in becoming a Local 481 member? Learn about the many member benefits that you will receive. Also, browse our information on membership requirements and application and transfer procedures to find out how easy it is to join our union.
Browse our list of links to Industry Associations and Labor Organizations, download PDFs of maps for our production zones and agreements, and find contact information for our list of Film Offices, Commissions, and other New England Production Locals.
Hundreds of kids in Central Massachusetts will receive new toys this week thanks to the local film industry. A recently-filmed production featuring a scene set in a toy store donated hundreds of new toys to a Worcester movie prop shop, Westerman’s. On Saturday, Westerman's will host a toy drive to distribute the toys to hundreds of local families.
A STUDY BILLED as the first of its kind indicates the initial season of Hulu’s Castle Rock television series received a projected $14.6 million in film tax credits from the state and generated $69 million of total economic output in Massachusetts – a return of $4.73 for every dollar of tax credit.
Local 481 has released a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests. The statement can be found on our web site and contains a link to a Google Doc containing BLM resources and donation sites.
Local 481 Office Open with Reduced Staff
The office staff and employees of the Local will primarily be working remotely during the pandemic. There will be reduced staff at the office in Woburn during normal business hours but we ask that you please make an appointment if you require in office assistance. Calls to the office can be forwarded to staff working remotely.
While some of our job responsibilities will change during this very challenging time, we are committed to providing information and guidance to you while continuing the daily operations of the Local.
The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) has put together a list of 50+ productions that were shot in MA just in the last five years that are currently available to stream on various video on demand streaming services.