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.
As we recently reported, H.62 and H.3978 have been "ordered to study" by the Revenue Committee. While this is good news, we will need to advocate through the House and Senate budget process to ensure that threats to the film and television incentive program do not gain traction and pass. In the past the state budget is the process where opponents of the program have tried to repeal and amend it.
The House is scheduled to release their budget on Wednesday, April 13th. The Senate will release their budget in mid-May. As occurred last year, we anticipate there will be proposals to eliminate or change the incentive during the Senate budget process. This makes the timing of the May 9th Films = Jobs Advocacy Day all the more significant.