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 the shutdown for the coronavirus public health emergency continues, many people at home are looking for more films and TV shows to watch on the streaming services they subscribe to.
Many of us are also looking for ways to connect virtually to our local communities. One way to do both together is by watching locally-filmed series and movies. Pointing out local landmarks; spotting neighborhood small businesses; arguing about the routes characters choose to drive; laughing when we're used as a stand-in for other states - watching a locally-filmed production is just more engaging and connection-worthy.
CLICK HERE for a list of films and episodic series shot in Massachusetts in the last 5 years that are available now for streaming on subscription services.
The Local is currently working a similar list for productions shot in Rhode Island recently.