IATSE President Loeb Makes First Appointments

Jewish Labor Committee Honors Loeb

NEW YORK – In his first executive move since being elected International President, Matthew Loeb has appointed two IA veterans to new positions. Effective immediately, Eighth International Vice President Michael F. Miller, Jr., will take over Loeb’s former responsibilities as Division Director of Motion Picture and Television Production, continuing to be based at the IA’s West Coast Office in Toluca Lake. In the position, Miller will oversee all aspects of the International’s motion picture and television production operations in both the US and Canada, reporting directly to Loeb.

Miller has served as a member of the IA’s General Executive Board since July 2004. He began his career in the IATSE in 1990 when he was initiated into Stagehands Local 27 in Cleveland, OH. Three years later in 1993, he was elected to the Executive Board of that Local and served in that capacity until he was elected Secretary/Treasurer in 2000. Miller also worked as the Business Agent of Cleveland-based Special Department B-27.

In 2001, Miller joined the IATSE West Coast Office as an International Representative. He also serves as a Labor Trustee on the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans.

Miller is also a member of IATSE Studio Mechanics Local 209 and IATSE Grips Local 80. His father and several cousins are also members of the IATSE.

In addition, President Loeb has appointed Dan Mahoney to the newly created position of Assistant Division Director of Motion Picture and Television Production. Mahoney, who has been an International Representative since 2002, is a member of Local 52, and was that Local’s Business Rep from 1997-2002. He will be based at the IA’s General Office in New York.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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