June 2024

Society Members to Attend 600 Black Women Camera Cookout

Founded in 2022 by cinematographer and camera operator Chris Wairegi, the 600 Black Women collective brings together the 102 female people of color who belonging to Local 600, including directors of photography, unit photographers, operators, camera assistants, DITs and other production professionals. Their stated mission “is to empower guild members through education, opportunities and community as to pave the way for a more inclusive film industry for all people.” Wairegi adds, “We believe a rising tide lifts all boats and we intend to use our platform and influence to better the arts for all those who come after us. The Cookout events include lectures with Q&A featuring industry trendsetters, classes instructed by expert camera people,...more

600 Black Women 2023 Group