The Doc Workers of New York: Pushing for Union Jobs Editing Non-Fiction

June 1, 2015

The documentary form has been around since the beginning of cinema, and over the past 15 years, pundits have bruited this past decade and a half as “The Golden Age of Documentaries.” No matter the platform — theatrical, television or online — documentary has transformed itself from the margins to the mainstream as a galvanizing and provocative art form. […]

The Busy Boom Years of Local 771

September 1, 2012

The 1980s were very busy years for the East Coast Editors Guild, Local 771, and the period of its highest level of membership. By 1987, more than 1,200 people were working in features and at the television networks. […]

Striking Just the Right Balance

November 1, 2010

A ”Jack-of-all-trades and master of none” is what I thought of myself until I turned 30. That’s when my wife, Carole Ann, found an ad for an engineering job at CBS. Knowing nothing about the broadcasting industry, I was reluctant, but with the help of my degree from the Western Electronic Institute and some last-minute cram sessions at the library, I was hired as an engineer in the videotape department. […]

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