The International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents approximately 6,900 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Publicists and all members of camera crews. The first cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasnt until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICGs ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon as well as providing speakers for high profile industry events. The Guild also publishes ICG magazine and the Camera Angles newsletter.