About Us

Welcome to Local 44

Affiliated Property Craftspersons Local 44 is a professional association of craft persons having specialized skills and talents within the entertainment industry.
Local 44 is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (I.A.T.S.E.).

Our Local was chartered by the I.A.T.S.E. in May of 1939. Like all unions, we are a democratically run organization.

Local 44 has numerous collective bargaining agreements, employing over 6,200 members in more than sixty-five companies in Los Angeles and throughout the world. We represent a diverse group of crafts that are the best in their field. Local 44 represents members working in many diverse, but related fields of the entertainment industry, such as: Motion Picture, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, and Independent Shops.

The various Crafts we represent are:

  • Construction Coordinator
  • Draper
  • Floorcover
  • Greens
  • Property Master
  • Propmaker
  • Property
  • Property Sewing People
  • Set Decorator
  • Special Effects
  • Upholsterer
  • Commercial Construction Coordinator
  • Commercial Property Master
  • Commercial Propmaker
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Set Decorator