IATSE Activism

I am an Activist.

I am the IA.®

I'm happy to be active in my union because of the great brotherhood, and for allowing me to reach new life goals.


Carlos Velazquez, Grip
IATSE Local 476

Tammy Jones, IATSE Local 669

I am Camera.
I am the IA.®

As a camera technician, I love being part of the storytelling process. I have been with Local 669 for more than 18 years. I take pride in the professionalism that IATSE 669 strives for. It's great to be part of a community with like-minded people.




Tammy Jones, Steadicam/Camera Operator
IATSE Local 669
Photo: Eric Milner, Local 669, Stills Photographer

IATSE Local 680 Wardrobe

I am Wardrobe.

I am the IA.®

For 8 months of the year, Local 680's Helena Marriott and Sandra Hum work their magic in the Wardrobe shop at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Every spring, the costumes they help build during pre-production week in Halifax travel all across Canada with the Canadian Stars on Ice Tour. 


Helena Marriot and Sandra Hum
IATSE Local 680

I am Stagecraft.

I am the IA.®


I like the work, the challenge of setting up different shows and the people I work with. That's why I like being an IATSE stagehand.




Douglas M. Eaton, Stagehand, JCALPRO
IATSE Local 11
Photo: Jason Beaver

Makeup Artist IATSE Local 212

I am Makeup.
I am the IA.®

As an IATSE Local 212 member, I appreciate the representation I receive, knowing that my union is listening to my concerns when they arise and looking out for my best interests. I enjoy the benefits of the National Retirement and Health plans as well as the ongoing training opportunities the IA offers its members.

Joanne Jacobsen, Makeup Artist
IATSE Local 212

IATSE Local 33 and 504 member Cass Franklin, Tradeshow

I am Tradeshow.

I am the IA.®

Two cards, Local 504 and Local 33, two reasons to be proud!


Cass Franklin, Stagehand
IATSE Local 33 and Local 504

  • Activist
  • Camera
  • Wardrobe
  • Stagecraft
  • Makeup
  • Tradeshow


For more than 120 years, we've been behind the scenes. Since the early days of the musical, and the dawn of the film age, we have created indelible images; entertaining the world for generations. We are the brothers and sisters of the IATSE.


Interested in IATSE Education and Training? See some of our popular programs below.

Forms & PAC

The Yellow Card is now in electronic format. We've listed the new forms, instructions, and FAQ's for your ease of use.

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