The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has released the preliminary results of its national elections. The 8,600-member union has elected Digital Imaging Technician Lewis Rothenberg to his first three-year term as National President of the Guild, the Election Committee announced today.

The membership also elected Dejan Georgevich as National Vice President, Christy Fiers as 1st National Vice President and John Lindley as 2nd National Vice President. In addition, Stephen Wong is the new National Secretary-Treasurer. Jamie Silverstein was elected National Assistant Secretary-Treasurer and Deborah M. Lipman was elected National Sergeant-at-Arms.

Elections were also held for Financial Trustees for the Guild’s three regions, the National Executive Board and for delegates to the IATSE International and District Conventions.

The Local 600 Election results are not final until any protests have been resolved by the Election Committee, and the Committee’s report has been reviewed and accepted by the National Executive Board at its June 22-23 meeting.

“On behalf of the Election Committee, I congratulate the winners and thank the members who voted in the 2019 Local 600 election,” said Peter Hawkins, co-chair of the Local 600 Election Committee. We look forward to certifying the final results and welcoming the newly-elected officers, trustees and delegates in June.”

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 8,600 members who work in film, television and commercials as directors of photography, camera operators, visual effects supervisors, still photographers, camera assistants, film loaders, all members of camera crews and publicists. 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 ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine