Baird Steptoe Sr. Elected Head of International Cinematographers Guild, 1st Black President in its History

Baird Steptoe Sr. was recently elected to a three-year term as president of the International Cinematographers Guild, according to

Steptoe has served for some time on the guild’s national executive board and was most recently a second national vice president.

Steptoe’s credits as a first assistant cameraman include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Sixth Sense and Brewsters Millions.

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The ICG, otherwise known as Local 600 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, is the largest of the 13 IATSE locals that bargain the Basic Agreement for film and TV workers, with more than 9,000 members. It is also one of three of those unions with a nationwide jurisdiction.

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