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Camera Guild Senior Staff Changes


ICG.logoThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is undergoing major staff changes in both their Western and Eastern Region offices, which was announced yesterday by National Executive Director Rebecca Rhine.

Alexander Tonisson, a 14-year veteran of the labor movement, has been hired as the Guild’s new Western Region Director. Alex is accomplished in program development, coalition building, labor organizing, campaign planning and directing, contract negotiations, directing labor communications, managing union staff and research and legal strategy. “I am very excited about bringing my skills and experience to work with the Guild’s members and staff,” Tonisson stated.


Joining him at Local 600’s Los Angeles office as Assistant Western Region Director is Xiomara Comrie, until now the Guild’s Lead Business Representative and acting Western Region Director. As the National Diversity Officer of the ICG, Xiomara also works alongside the diversity and women’s committees to increase awareness and promote inclusion and access within the membership and the industry.

Heather Pearson will become the new in-house Legal Counsel, succeeding the retiring David Adelstein. Pearson was most recently Senior Counsel at the Writers Guild of America West. Also joining the International Cinematographers Guild in their New York office as an Eastern Region Business Representative is Anna Nowlan, a second generation of labor and community organizers in her family, with more than 15 years of experience.

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