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.
Professional Representation by a full-time Business Manager supported by a Field Representative and our Office Staff
Availability List – members in good standing who are available to work can put themselves on an on-line, real time list 24/7
Local 481 Web Site & Member’s Area -- includes valuable information and the “Production Outlook” of current and upcoming projects.
E-Mail Alerts – on upcoming jobs, urgent crew needs, meetings, training opportunities, and other issues
Training - ongoing craft & safety training supported by a full-time Training Coordinator and provided free to all members.
Short Term Disability Insurance -- available to all members in good standing
Death & Dismemberment Benefit - paid to beneficiary of any member in good standing in the event of member's death
Health & Retirement Benefits - All IATSE contracts include provisions for employer contributions to Health, Pension and Annuity. For benefit information visit the IATSE National Benefit Funds website at www.iatsenbf.org.
401 (k) Plan - tax deferred, employee funded, to provide for retirement
Scholarship Program for graduating high school senior children & grandchildren of members.
Local 481 Annual Membership Directory lists all members and special qualifications