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Veteran Entertainment Union Activist Marjo Bernay Retires from the ADG


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Marjo Bernay
Marjo Bernay

Marjo Bernay, a 33-year veteran of four IATSE locals, has retired from the Art Directors Guild where she was manager of awards and events. A retirement party is scheduled for Saturday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City where proclamations from Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman Brad Sherman, as well as other dignitaries will be presented.

Bernay served as business agent of the Illustrators & Matte Artists, Local 790 and Set Designers & Model Makers, Local 847 from 1979 until they merged with the ADG in 2008. She was also business agent of Story Analysts, Local 854. While at the ADG she was also a trustee of the set designers council and a member of the board of directors.

Bernay was a member of numerous organizations promoting the entertainment industry, including the California Film Commission, the Los Angeles Film Development Committee and the L.A. County Film Commission. She was a member of the board of trustees of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and the first woman from the labor side to chair the health plan.

In addition, she was vice president and a member of the executive council of the California State Theatrical Federation and chairman of the environmental allocations committee of the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry. She was also a member of the executive committee of IATSE district 2 and first chairwoman of the district’s women’s caucus.

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