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International Cinematographers Guild

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600[2]) represents approximately 8,400 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film and television as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants (1st AC, 2nd AC), Digital Imaging Technicians, Still Photographers, and all members of camera crews.

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Full nameInternational Cinematographers Guild Local 600
Founded16 May 1996 (1996-05-16)
PredecessorLocals 644, 659, 666
Head unionInternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
AffiliationAFL-CIO, CLC
Key peopleLewis Rothenberg
(National President)
Dejan Georgevich
(National Vice President)
Office location7755 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
CountryUnited States, Canada



The first cinematographers union, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 644 was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild.[3] In 2015 the Guild chose Rebecca Rhine as its first female executive director.[4]


The International Cinematographers Guild Interview Collection is housed at the Academy Film Archive. The collection contains nearly 300 oral and visual history interviews.[5]


  1. ^ " - Who We Are".
  2. ^ IATSE Local Union Directory - Local 600
  3. ^ ICG Local 600 - Short History
  4. ^ "Cinematographers Guild hires Rebecca Rhine as its first female executive director". LA Times. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  5. ^ "International Cinematographers Guild Interview Collection". Academy Film Archive.

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