Dooner to head IATSE 871


Dooner, an assistant art director on HBO's "Big Love" and other TV shows, has been elected president of IATSE local 871.

Local 871, whose members include script supervisors, had its previous round of balloting for top officers voided by the Labor Department following procedural challenges. In results announced Sunday by the union without vote tallies, dooner defeated challenger Michele Tedlis, who had topped voting in the previous round of balloting.

Dooner replaces outgoing president J Graigory, whom Tedlis had defeated in the first round of voting. The incumbent chose not to stand for re-election when re-voting was ordered but instead was voted onto the local's board.

Tedlis also was among those elected to the local's board. Officers and board delegates will take office Oct. 21, when the Labor Department issues a final report on its findings in the elections.