(Los Angeles, California--April 29, 2013) Incumbent president Steven Poster, ASC was re-elected and the slate of candidates backing the policies of the current administration won a decisive majority on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild in the unofficial election results announced yesterday.
Poster, who first won the Guild's presidency six years ago, ran unopposed, as did three of the six other national officers he supported. In the contested races two-time Academy Award® winning cinematographer John Toll, ASC easily won re-election as second vice-president as did incumbent national secretary-treasurer Alan Gitlin. Assistant national secretary-treasurer Bruce MacCallum won the most tightly contested race.
The officers running unopposed were vice-president Lewis Rothenberg, 1st vice-president Paul Varrieur, and sergeant-at-arms Michael St. Hilaire.
Those pledging their support to Poster also won an overwhelming majority among the remaining 67 NEB seats.
"It's time to put the slates behind us and unite to fight for the interests of all members. The Guild and our parent body, the IATSE, are facing unprecedented attacks on our staffing, wages and working conditions,” Poster said.
"I am looking forward to working with every one of our elected Board members to create a strategy that will train our members for the jobs of the digital future and establish new levels of membership service."
Poster emphasized that Local 600's Board will continue to strongly support the extraordinarily innovative and progressive leadership of IATSE International leadership of President Mathew D. Loeb.
National Executive Director Bruce Doering continues in his role at the ICG.