Watch Industry pros break down the mystery behind the Union – IATSE 798
Learn all facets of what it takes to join this well respected work force and the incredible benefits that go along with it.

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January 25, 2016


5:00pm EST – 8:00pm EST

If your DREAM JOB is to work in Film and Television, with the biggest names in the world, you might want to be in the Union.

Watch Industry pros break down the mystery behind the Union – IATSE 798

Learn all facets of what it takes to join this well respected work force and the incredible benefits that go along with it.  Ask what it’s like working with top Celebrities, building trust and creating long lasting relationships.

Topics to be covered:

  • What do I need to apply for the union?
  • What happens at my interview?
  • What should my portfolio include?
  • How do I navigate non union film as I am getting my hours to join?
    • Setting kit fees
    • Replenishable fees
    • PC
    • day rates
    • how to break down a call sheet
    • set etiquette
    • on set hierarchy
  • Networking and how I get from a counter/day job to a film set
  • Immediate benefits of joining I.A.T.S.E (credit union, health inc. etc.)
  • Working with High profile clients
  • Non disclosures
  • Getting paid
  • Working Non Union gigs once you are IN the Union
  • Networking

Q & A with all 4 artists:

Industry experts Jessica Padilla, Chris Milone, Craig Lindbergh and Kimberly Jones will enlighten you on all the ins and outs of the Union. Many artists who want to develop a career in Film and Television have a hard time getting their foot in the door without being in the Union, so how do you get in? Let these industry Pros tell you their story and answer any questions you have about a very fulfilling career in Television and Film.




Jessica Padilla- fell in love with makeup backstage at a dance performance at the age of three and hasn’t stopped “playing” with makeup since. She has done make-up for NYC and Paris Fashion Week, TV, Film, Theater, Editorial and Commercial Photo shoots, Headshots, Weddings, and is a proud member of Local 798.

Jessica is a makeup maven who has an endless passion for her work and a curiosity to keep learning which has led to an in depth understanding of the makeup industry, various brands and products,  and the specialized requirements necessary for various jobs in different arenas.  Jessica also teaches women of all ages the art of makeup and how it applies to their individual needs.  Coming to makeup as a performer herself, she has a flair for the theatrical and time period specific creations, but can also deliver the basics of beautiful skin and clean beauty. Jessica currently freelances throughout NYC but can’t wait to see where her artistry will lead her next.

Her clients include – Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrara, Monique Lhullier and Bagley Mischka




Christopher Milone- Is one of New York’s most sought after artists. His work can be seen on the big and small screen, the runways of fashion week and the pages of the latest fashion magazines.  His expertise ranges from high fashion to special effects. Currently in the industry for 15 years, Christopher resides in New York City & is a member of Local 798.

His clients include Madonna, Christopher Walken, Alexander Skarsgard and Gabourey Sidibe.





Kimberly Jones- Working professionally since 1987, she devotes most of her time to the feature film and print photography industries. She is a union steward, a member IATSE 798, and IATSE 38 makeup crew member and has worked on over 54 films including: Gran Torino, Whip It!, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Insurgent, Vacation, Triple 9, and 8 Mile.

Clients include Aretha Franklin, Robert Deniro, Cindy Crawford, Snoop Dogg & Eminem.



Craig started out doing small projects such as  student films and local plays, but knew he wanted to work on larger projects. He’s been a journeyman makeup artist in IATSE 798 Union since 2001. “I was always an artistic person and found this outlet to have fun and make people look beautiful, look monstrous, and look damaged.” His body of work includes Television, Film & Broadway. Most noted:Saturday Night Live, Power, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Royal Pains, Indiana Jones/Crystal Skull, Civil War, Spider-man 3.

Craig has been nominated for 2 Emmys – Boardwalk empire and Saturday Night Live


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