We’re IATSE Local 856.

The union behind entertainment.

Over 100,000 specialty artists, technicians and freelance craft workers across North America.

Many of our members have been working in the Manitoba film industry for fifteen or more years on everything from movies of the week, seasonal specials to renowned TV shows and major feature films!

We are committed to building a highly skilled workforce in Manitoba, and marketing these Manitoba-based skills throughout the world. This is a great time to consider joining our film-making community. With a highly-respected membership and great training opportunities, we can help you find your pathway to success in production.

Recent News

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The new Union Savings

IATSE Member contest kicks off on September 5th with a series of weekly giveaways!

New Required Course for joining IATSE 856 Launching this Fall!

After a successful launch of the new IATSE 856 member training program we’re now poised to offer a mandatory entry-level course for new permittees!
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Mitchell White Scholarship supports Sisler CREATE Student

It is with excitement and solemnity we announce that Gino Villaceran is the first recipient of the Mitchell White Scholarship!