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Rebecca Rhine has been named national executive director of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), succeeding Bruce Doering, who is retiring after a tenure of 30 years at the end of December and will aid in a transition of duties.
Rhine, who assume her new title on Dec. 1, becomes the first woman to hold this position at ICG, which has roughly 7,700 members including directors of photography, camera operators and members of the camera crew, and publicists.
She joins ICG after serving as executive director of Municipal Executives Association, labor representatives for managers in the city and county of San Francisco, a position she held for eight and a half years. Prior to that she served as northern area director of SEIU Local 1000, a union representing more than 95,000 California employees. From January 2002, to September 2005, she was assistant national executive director of AFTRA involved with national oversight of public policy and strategic planning. Earlier roles included executive director of AFT University Council (UC-AFT), representing lecturers and librarians on the nine University of California campuses, as well as executive director of an AFTRA/SAG Local in San Francisco.
“I am extremely gratified for the opportunity to join such a creative and distinguished organization and look forward to building on the substantial progress made by the Guild on a wide range of industry issues that impact working men and women,” said Rhine in a statment.
Said ICG president Steven Poster in a statement: “Given the complexity and uniqueness of the ICG, our guild is extremely fortunate to have an executive of Rebecca’s stature take the position that Bruce Doering filled so well for 30 years.”
Last month, ICG honored Doering at its annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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