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.
The motion picture industry now employs several thousand people in Massachusetts, most of whom live locally. Local crew working behind the scenes on motion pictures and local business owners are showcased by Andrea Shea in a series on WBUR's "The Artery". Among those featured are IA Local 481 members Tom Williams, Virginia Johnson, Frans Wetterings, Honah Lee Milne, Charlie Harrington, Jill Thibeau, Chris O'Donnell and more.