ON-SET FILM & TV CAREERS: Free Info Session & Reception

Friday, 7 February 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Malting Tower
Visit Kingston


Free Information Session & Networking Reception


Interested in working on-set in major film and television production?


The Kingston Film Office will be hosting a free in-depth information session and Q&A with the largest labour unions for the entertainment industry. Meet key industry representatives of NABET 700-M UNIFOR, IATSE 411, 667, 873 and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), and learn how to get involved.

The information session will be followed by a Q&A and short networking reception.


The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is the largest labor union for major film and telefilm production, representing more than 140,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry.

IATSE Local 411 represents production coordinators, honeywagon operators and craftservice providers working in the motion pictures industry. Membership roles include:

• Production Coordinator

• 1st Assistant Production Coordinator

• 2nd Assistant Production Coordinator

• Travel Coordinator

• Script Coordinator

• Key Craftservice Provider

• Assistant Craftservice Provider

• Background Craftservice Provider

• Compliance Driver Craftservice Provider

• Honeywagon Operator

• Honeywagon Relief Operator


IATSE Local 667 represents camera professionals and unit publicists who work in all phases of Motion Picture productions filmed or electronically recorded for theatrical feature films, films for television, television series, commercials, documentaries, internet productions and corporate video productions, as well as working at live events. Membership roles include:

• Director of Photography

• Camera Operator

• Steadicam Operator

• 1st Assistant Cameraperson (Focus Puller; 1st AC)

• 2nd Assistant Cameraperson (Clapper/Loader; 2nd AC)

• Digital Utility/Camera Loader

• Still Photographer

• Camera Trainee

• Visual Effects Supervisor

• Motion Picture Electronic Cameraperson

• Video Coordinator/24 Frame Operator

• Video Assistant 1/ Playback Operator

• Video Assistant 2

• Underwater Camera People

• Digital Engineer

• Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) / Digital Management Technician

• Electronic (Video) Division

• Electronic Cameraperson

• Lighting Director

• Electronic Sound Recordist

• Unit Publicist

• Remote Camera Head

• Crane and Camera Car Operators/Technicians

• Motion Control Operators and Un-manned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)


IATSE Local 873 represents the most skilled and experienced film technicians available in the industry. Membership roles include:
• Boom Microphone Operation

• Carpentry

• Costume

• Craftservice

• Electric

• Grip

• Hair

• Make-Up for Film and TV

• Props/Set Decoration/Greens

• Scenic

• Script Continuity On-Set

• Sound Recordist On-Set

• Sound Utility

• Special Effects

• Transportation


NABET 700-M UNIFOR is a union of film, television and new media technicians that has serviced the greater Toronto area for over forty-five (45) years. NABET 700-M UNIFOR currently has over 3,000 qualified technicians in fifteen (15) departments of the film and television industry.


The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario (DGC Ontario) is a provincial labour organization representing more than 2,200 key creative and logistical personnel working in the screen-based industries. Membership roles include:

• Direction

• Assistant Direction

• Production Design

• Production Management

• Locations

• Accounting

• Editing


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, Malting Tower

370 King Street W, Kingston, ON

(paid parking in the Isabel Bader parking lot and overflow just west of the entrance on King Street)


Event Schedule:

5:45: Doors Open

6:00: Info Session with Q&A

7:30-8:00: Networking Reception


Presented by:

This information session is presented by IATSE, NABET 700-M UNIFOR and the Directors Guild of Canada through partnership between the Kingston Film Office and Queen's Film & Media, with the support of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and The Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity.