Officers

 

Local 871 elections occur every three years. The current Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Delegates began their term in January 2016.

Board of Directors

Contact: BOD871@ialocal871.org
See Bios below

Executive Officers


President Crystal Hopkins
Vice President Marisa Shipley
Secretary Elizabeth Seaford
Treasurer Kirby Carl Fortenberry III
Sergeant at Arms      Suzan D. Lowitz

 

Directors


Doug Boney
Toby A. Forlenza
Carol Kiefer
Tim McDaniel
Robert Moon
Nick Patapoff III
Ashley Robinson
Lalida Sujjavasin
Jil Szewski
Rebecca Young

 

Board of Trustees

Contact:  BOT871@ialocal871.org

Tracy Moody Script Supervisor
Marilyn Penn-Lindley Production Accountant
Dee Schuka Asst. Production Accountant
Michele Tedlis Sorbo Script Supervisor
Marvel Wakefield Script Supervisor

 

Delegates

Contact: delegates871@ialocal871.org

Cassandra Barrere Script Supervisor
Doug Boney Production Coordinator
Pamela Brown Production Coordinator
Andrea A. Friedland Production Coordinator
Dawn Gilliam Script Supervisor
Crystal Hopkins Art Dept Coordinator
Suzan D. Lowitz Script Supervisor
Lisa McNeil Script Supervisor
Robert Moon Script Supervisor
Nick Patapoff III Production Coordinator
Lesli Lytle Script Supervisor
Marilyn Penn-Lindley Production Accountant
Jim Revis Production Coordinator
Emily Roberts Asst Production Accountant
Ashley Robinson Production Coordinator
Elizabeth Seaford Script Supervisor
Leslie Simon Business Representative
Marisa Shipley Art Dept Coordinator
Michele Tedlis Sorbo Script Supervisor
Babette Stith Script Supervisor
Marvel Wakefield Script Supervisor
Rebecca Young Art Department Coordinator

Board of Directors - Bios

Executive Officers

 

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I am an Art Department and Set Dec Coordinator and a member of 871 for the past 3 years. In that time I have served on the Young Workers Committee, the ad-hoc ADC PR Committee and continue to chair the #ReelEquity campaign and committee. During my term some of my goals are to increase transparency and involvement and make more progress on pay equity for all members.

 

I come from the East Coast. Rochester, NY to be exact. I wasn't raised in a union family, but I'm excited to be a part of the IATSE family now since joining Local 871 in 2015. I became a member of the Healthcare Committee after attending my first meeting, and volunteered to be the Chair of the Young Workers Committee the year after that. I continue to work with the Young Workers Committee and the Healthcare Committee even as I serve as Secretary of the Local and a Delegate.

I also work with a group comprised of the chairs of Young Workers Committees from the Hollywood IATSE Locals. I'm also a member of the Women of Cinematic Arts and Film Powered.

 

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I have been working in Film & TV since 2001 and joined IATSE Local 871 as an APOC in 2007. Soon after joining the Local, I joined the Constitution & Bylaws Committee and the Diversity Committee. I was previously on the Board of Directors for the Local starting in 2013 and currently serve as Vice President. I have also served as a Delegate for the Local since 2012. I currently work as a Production Coordinator, mainly in TV and work part-time as the Business Representative for IATSE Local 884, The Studio Teachers. In 2018, I was appointed by IATSE President Matthew Loeb to represent the IATSE on the National Executive Board of Pride@Work, an LGBTQ labor organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

In addition to my work in IATSE, I am a member of PEN Center USA. 

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Before working in the art department, I worked briefly in visual effects as an assistant VFX coordinator. I have been an Art Department Coordinator since 1993 and I work primarily in feature films and commercials. In 1993, I helped start a grass-roots effort to organize fellow Art Department Coordinators and we were eventually assigned to Local 717 before transferring to Local 871 several years later. I served one term as a Board member in Local 717 and I am serving my third term as a Board member in Local 871. Additionally, I’ve represented the Local as a delegate for several terms. I am also a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1998.

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