International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 917

SKILLS AND SERVICES

We have the skills and knowledge to make your show shine. From hanging lights to operating a lighting console to running spotlights, we’ve got you covered however you need your show to be seen.

Our audio technicians can mic, mix, and amplify whatever you have that needs to be heard. From meeting rooms to concerts and everything in between, count on us to get your message through.

From our beginnings as movie projectionists, Local 917 has provided video engineers and technicians. Now we operate cameras, page cables, oversee and assist meeting presentations, and provide support for almost anything else you can put on a screen.

On a stage or anywhere else it’s needed, Local 917 along with our scenic shop partners can provide whatever elements are needed to give your show the ambience it requires.

Whether a show requires hundreds of thousands of pounds of equipment flown overhead or a championship banner hoisted over a winning hockey team, our riggers are there to make sure everything is hung safely and securely.

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We have the skills and knowledge to make your show shine. From hanging lights to operating a lighting console to running spotlights, we’ve got you covered however you need your show to be seen

STAGEHANDS

Whether a show requires hundreds of thousands of pounds of equipment flown overhead or a championship banner hoisted over a winning hockey team, our riggers are there to make sure everything is hung safely and securely.

RIGGING TECHS

Our audio technicians can mic, mix, and amplify whatever you have that needs to be heard. From meeting rooms to concerts and everything in between, count on us to get your message through.

CONVENTION / AV TECHS

Our certified cosmetologists not only provide assistance for wig changes in productions, but they style and set wigs and hair and can create and apply makeup designs as well.

HAIR & MAKEUP

From our beginnings as movie projectionists, Local 917 has provided video engineers and technicians. Now we operate cameras, page cables, oversee and assist meeting presentations, and provide support for almost anything else you can put on a screen.

VIDEO

From laundry to repairs to lightning fast quick changes during a show, our wardrobe technicians do it all to ensure the audience sees nothing but the costumes as their designer intended on stage.

WARDROBE

On a stage or anywhere else it’s needed, Local 917 along with our scenic shop partners can provide whatever elements are needed to give your show the ambience it requires.

SCENERY & STAGING

In 2019 Local 917 and Local 77 worked with Movie Producers to film the Netflix film "Army of the Dead".  That same year Halle Berry filmed the boxing movie "Bruised" in the Boardwalk Hall and other venues in Atlantic City.  Entertainment Technicians bring our experience to Hollywood in Atlantic City

MAJOR MOTION PICTURES

UNION OFFICERS

BARRY FLEMMING
PRESIDENT
BOB WIECHECKI
VICE PRESIDENT

IA917VPRES@COMCAST.NET 

609-204-3891

DARRELL STARK
BUSINESS AGENT/TREASURER

IA917BA@COMCAST.NET 

609-442-5300

TONY ELDIS
MEMBER AT LARGE
SARAH FRANK
BOARD SECRETARY

Local 917, Atlantic City NJ received its Casino Hotel Employee Charter on January 1, 1980 from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada.

 

Since then, our Local has expanded from a handful of members to over 150 dedicated professionals.

We are a group of highly trained Stagehands and Technicians who work hard every day to make our jurisdiction the world’s premiere destination for Theater, Live Events, Corporate Events, Concerts, Sports, TV, Film and touring Broadway Productions.

We have collective bargaining agreements with most of the Hotel Casinos in Atlantic City including Resorts, Hard Rock, Ballys, Caesars, Tropicana and Golden Nugget.  We also work with local and national Entertainment Production Companies.

We are dedicated to providing skilled workers in every field of the entertainment industry. 

“From the trucks to the stage, we are the men and women in black”

WE ARE I.A.T.S.E.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each other’s efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members. Our union has evolved over the succeeding 119 years to embrace the development of new entertainment mediums, craft expansion, technological innovation and geographic growth.

Today the I.A.T.S.E. is the largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry. Our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. We represent virtually all the behind the scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.

During a period when private sector union membership has been in sharp decline the I.A.T.S.E. has continued to grow. Since 1993 our membership has increased from 74,344 to more than 150,000. This growth is attributable to our willingness to adapt our structure to protect our traditional jurisdiction and accommodate new crafts. But that alone is insufficient. The I.A.T.S.E. has maintained and enhanced its position in the vanguard of the entertainment industry through effective rank and file empowerment, political engagement, and our dedication to grass roots organizing. On both the International and local union levels, the motivating principle of the I.A.T.S.E. is to represent every worker employed in our crafts.

ABOUT IATSE LOCAL 917

Forms

Authorization for Representation / Work Assessment / Application for Membership / W-4 form / I-9 form

Forms

Authorization for Representation / Work Assessment / Application for Membership / W-4 form / I-9 form

IATSE@IA917.COM 

609-272-0917

IATSE LOCAL 917 & CALL STEWARD

IATSE@IA917.COM 

609-272-0917

IATSE LOCAL 917 & CALL STEWARD

LOCATION

I.A.T.S.E. Local 917

507 Hilltop Drive

Galloway NJ 08205