Uncontested win for three-year term as president
Steven Poster’s been re-elected to a three-year term as president of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild after running unopposed. The guild, which operates as Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, is Hollywood’s biggest below-the-line local and reps 6,600 camera crew workers and publicists. Poster filmed “Cats and Dogs 2, the Revenge of Kitty Galore” last year and is currently working on the feature film “Flypaper” with director Rob Minkoff. His credits include “Donnie Darko,” “Stuart Little 2,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Rocky V,” “Life Stinks” and “Big Top Pee-wee.” The unopposed election provided a sharp contrast with the contest in 2007, when Poster topped Haskell Wexler following a spirited campaign with 58% of the vote. Poster had been appointed a year earlier after the ICG’s national exec board ousted Gary Dunham following a series of disagreements over negotiating strategy with Tom Short, the since-retired national president of IATSE. “Poster and this administration have created one of the strongest training programs in the industry,” said John Toll, who was re-elected as Second National VP. Also elected were Lewis Rothenberg as National VP, Rusty Burrell as First National VP, Alan M. Gitlin as National Secretary-Treasurer, Bruce MacCallum as National Assistant Secretary-Treasurer and Michael St. Hilaire as National Sergeant-At-Arms.