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Local 44 Members Join BTL’s Production Listings Discount Program


From left: Local 44 business agent Ed Brown, Patrick Graham, owner of Below the Line and Local 44 secretary-treasurer Anthony Pawluc.
Local 44’s business agent Ed Brown and secretary-treasurer Anthony Pawluc recently invited Patrick Graham, owner of leading film industry publication Below the Line to Local 44’s annual Holiday Retirees Luncheon, in order to negotiate final details for Local 44 members to take advantage of Below the Line’s popular Production Listings Discount Program.

Under the deal, Local 44 members can now enjoy a 30% discount for access to Below the Line’s comprehensive subscription-based Production Listings service ( – a detailed database of over 11,000 film and television production and job listings, updated daily. The site helps users find their next film job with advanced search and sort features, the ability to store personal notes on the system and host their resumes online, and a daily or weekly update of new production listings that have been added since their last login. Subscribers also receive Below the Line’s popular daily email newsletter.

For four years now, most IA members have had access to the discount program. The original Guild and Local discount program was pioneered by Local 80‘s Thom Davis and Local 729‘s George Palazzo. That arrangement has worked well for all parties.

The Local 44 deal was sealed with a handshake between Brown and Graham and immediately gives all Local 44 members the 30% discount if they subscribe. Currently approximately 380 Local 44 members are utilizing the web-based service, and Graham reports that existing subscribers’ accounts will be updated to reflect the discount going forward.

Anthony Pawluc says, “We want to make this work,” and toward that end, is spreading the word among the local’s members.

With over 5,500 members, Local 44 works in the following areas: coordinator, draper, floorcoverer, greens, propmaster, propmaker, property, sewers, set decorator, special effects, upholsterer, commercial master, commercial propmaker, commercial property, and commercial set decorator. . Local 44 is headquartered in North Hollywood, California.

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