Who We Are

"I've had nothing but good experiences working with the local 481 crews throughout the New England Region. Their professionalism, enthusiasm, and work ethic is second to none."

--Todd Arnow
Unit Production Manager

The Hatfields & McCoys, Surrogates, Furry Vengeance & Underdog


The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts is the union that represents over 100,000 technicians and craftspeople working behind the scenes in the Entertainment Industry in the United States and Canada.

Link to International Site


What is Local 481

Chartered in 1989, I.A.T.S.E. Local 481 is the union that represents technicians and craftspeople who work on a diverse range of motion picture productions including feature films, commercials, television production, industrials, documentaries, music videos, and web content. Our members live and work in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont. 

Meet our staff!


What Do We Do?

Local 481 members work in and are represented in the following crafts:

  • Art Department Coordinators
  • Set Construction
  • Costume /Wardrobe
  • Craft Service
  • Electric/Set Lighting
  • Greens
  • Grip
  • Location Managers & Scouts
  • Marine Department
  • First Aid
  • Picture Cars
  • Properties
  • Set Decoration/Dressing
  • Sound
  • Special Effects
  • Set Teachers
  • Teleprompter Operator
  • Video Assist


For information on other motion picture crafts in New England, contact the following IATSE Locals:

Script Supervisors, Production Coordinators, Accountants

I.A.T.S.E. Local 161 http://www.local161.org/

Camera Personnel & Publicist

I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 http://www.cameraguild.com/

Post Production

I.A.T.S.E. Local 700 https://www.editorsguild.com/index.cfm?

Hair & Make Up

I.A.T.S.E. Local 798 https://www.798makeupandhair.com/

Production Design, Art Direction

I.A.T.S.E. Local 800 https://www.adg.org

Set Design, Costume Design, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Scenic Artists

I.A.T.S.E. Local USA829 http://www.usa829.org/

For more information go to NE England Production Locals link

Contact Us

Send IATSE 481 a message.

IATSE Local 481
10 Tower Office Park Suite 218
Woburn, MA 01801

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