Steven Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600), will be a key speaker as part of the World Intellectual Property Day Celebration in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Thursday (April 26).
Poster will show a clip from "Donnie Darko," a film he shot and discuss how digital theft threatens the future of the motion picture and television industry. This event is organized by the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth.
About the COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE
The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists and creators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including more than 40 trade association, companies and guilds, and 8,000 individual artists and creators. For more information, please visit www.copyrightalliance.org.
About the International Cinematographers Guild:
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents approximately 6,900 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Publicists and all members of camera crews. 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 ICG magazine and the Camera Angles newsletter. www.cameraguild.com.