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The Motion Picture Editors Guild


The Motion Picture Editors Guild is a local chapter (Local 700) of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. We represent roughly 7,300 artists and craftspeople -- picture editors, assistant editors, colorists, sound designers, Foley artists, re-recording mixers, etc. -- working throughout the post-production process. Our members work in every sector of the motion picture industry: features, television, and new media. Our mission is to improve working conditions and the quality of life of those whose talents and skills bring entertainment from the set to the screen.


Our parent union, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, represents over 110,000 craftspeople in the United States and Canada. Within the motion picture industry, most of the so-called below-the-line crafts (cinematography, art design, costuming, props, grips, etc.) are represented by IATSE local unions. The IATSE also represents stagehands in legitimate theater and convention center employees, as well as others in the entertainment and exhibition industries.


The Editors Guild is committed to extending the benefits of unionization -- fair pay, excellent health and retirement benefits, and a voice on the job -- to those sectors of the industry in which much of the work remains non-union. Folks working in postproduction positions for non-union employers in post facilities, unscripted television, new media, or any other facet of the industry are encouraged to reach out to talk to a Local 700 organizer. 


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