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Actors Equity Association (AEA)

Actors’ Equity Association is the labor union representing over 45,000 American actors and stage managers working in the professional theatre.

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American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

The largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying legislators, the AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

ASCAP is a membership association of nearly 200,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.

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Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6

Welcome to the Communications Workers of America District 6. CWA District 6 is responsible for supporting the CWA Locals in the states of Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Across this five state area 124 CWA Local Unions operate daily representing over 85,000 workers. They are a very diversified District representing telecommunications, cable, print and publishing, manufacturing, public workers, health care, law enforcement, and workers in numerous other fields.

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Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Through the collective voice of more than 12,700 members that the DGA represents, the Guild seeks to protect directorial teams’ legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 745

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with 1.4 million members, is one of the largest labor unions in the world. It is also the most diverse union in the U.S. The union represents everyone from A to Z – from airline pilots to zookeepers. They are primarily drivers and involved with transportation in the film and television industry. 

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International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 484

Welcome to the Communications Workers of America District 6. CWA District 6 is responsible for supporting the CWA Locals in the states of Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Across this five state area 124 CWA Local Unions operate daily representing over 85,000 workers. They are a very diversified District representing telecommunications, cable, print and publishing, manufacturing, public workers, health care, law enforcement, and workers in numerous other fields.

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International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE) Local 600

International Cinematographers Guild members – Directors of Photography, Camera Operators and Assistants, Computer Graphics Specialists, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers and more – are part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. TheIATSE is comprised of highly skilled technicians working in film, television, live entertainment, animation, special effects and new media.

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International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 127

IATSE Local 127 has been serving the Dallas entertainment community since 1906. Around the turn of the century the Local began providing stagehands for live theatrical events staged in the theaters.

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Producers Guild of America

Our industry, and our relation to it, is in flux. It is the unshakable conviction of our membership that the producer is, and will always be, at the visionary center of this creative industry. We invite you to join us in this conviction and avail yourself of all the resources we offer. For, finally, producers are nothing more, and nothing less, than the curators of the world’s imagination.

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Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television & Radio Artists

SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Writers Guild of America (WGA)

The WGA is a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, CD-ROMs, and content for new-media technologies that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.

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