Local 44 gets new business rep

Brewer elected in close race

Art Brewer beat 12-year incumbent Ron Cunningham for the top post of business representative at IATSE Local 44 in L.A. Wednesday night by a slim margin of 26 votes, according to an observer.

The local, one of the biggest in the industry with thousands of members, reps set decorators, property masters, special effects personnel, propmakers and more.

The business rep, also known as a business agent, is the top administrator and usually acts as the chief bargainer at contract negotiations.

Calls to the local’s office late Wednesday went unanswered.

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