Local 800 is a local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). The “IA”, as it is commonly known, is an international union, which exclusively represents employees in the entertainment industry, spanning the United States and Canada with more than 104,000 members.
Local 800 is comprised of Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Production Designers, Model Makers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) is an American labor union and branch of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) representing 2,006 motion picture and television professionals.
The Art Directors Branch has an administered and funded program, designed to provide mentorship, supervision and on-the-job training to future Production Designers/Art Directors. The goal is to provide trainees with a clear and direct path towards obtaining real-time workplace training, and, on completion of their term of training and a satisfactory mentorship review, membership within the ADG Art Directors Branch as Assistant Art Directors.