(Los Angeles, California--October 21, 2014) The International Cinematographers Guild
representing more than 7,000 camera crew members, still photographers and publicists, has launched a safety app, available for the iPhone and Android.
It is titled "ICG Safety" and is available for download in the iTunes App Store
and the Google Play Store
The app provides a comprehensive safety reference giving users a complete list of safety bulletins, in-depth articles about safety and anonymous safety hotline numbers, including Local 600’s 24/7 tip line with one click. No internet access is required to use this app, once installed.
“The app includes the employers’ obligation to provide a safe workplace and the members’ right to refuse work that presents an imminent hazard,” said ICG executive director Bruce Doering. He adds that the app will be continuously updated with the latest information. The app also contains what you do when you have an unsafe situation and who should be notified.”
ICG president Steven Poster, ASC. added, “We talk about safety constantly here and we hope this app will be universally used. It’s good for the entire industry.”
Safety on the set has been a top issue in the industry since the tragic death of ICG member Sarah Jones.
About the International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 7,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews and Publicists. The first cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn't until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG's ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine. Learn more at www.cameraguild.com