Union film Dear White People to have local premiere!

There will be a premiere screening of  'Dear White People' at the Walker Art Center Cinema on May 2nd at 7:30pm. The film had its' world premiere earlier this year at Sundance. 

Tickets are to go on sale on April 15th and are expected to sell out quickly. You can go to this link to purchase. If you are crew, please contact production for tickets.  

The film was shot in MN in 2013 and was a union production. The production worked under the Ultra Low Budget IATSE contract. It was negotiated by 490 BA Brian Simpson. This job paid an hourly wage plus health benefits, workers comp, and retirement benefits to each eligible crew member. 

Local 490 is proud of the hard work of this Union crew. Two new members of 490,  Cheri Anderson and Melissa Prichett, have joined the local after getting their 30 days of experience on this union shoot. If you work in Film & TV in MN and are interested in joining the local please contact our Business agent with a filled out application form. Here is a link to join.  

Here is a peak behind the scenes of at the making of the film,