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Join Local 892

When joining the Costume Designers Guild, members become part of a community of costume designers, including assistant costume designers and costume illustrators. Membership offers valuable networking opportunities, as well as vital protections guaranteed by our union contracts. It provides an opportunity to form lifelong personal relationships with other artists who share everyday livelihoods, shared interests, and concerns.

Additionally, you become a part of an even larger entity – the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Pictures Technicians and Allied Crafts of the United States, its territories and Canada (IATSE), an organization over 150,000 members strong!

Become aMember

We appreciate your interest in becoming a member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and look forward to welcoming you. Apply to become a member of the CDG.

Janie Bryant Costume Designer

Ruth E. Carter Costume Designer

Orry Kelly Costume Designer

May Routh Costume Designer

Ellen Mirojnick Costume Designer

Bob Mackie Costume Designer

Michael Kaplan Costume Illustration

Benefits & Fees

The advantages of Membership with Local 892, Costume Designers Guild, representing Costume Designers, Assistant Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators include the following:

Fair Wages and Decent Working Conditions

Working for union shows automatically guarantees set wages and work conditions. Field representatives are available to answer all your questions regarding rules pertaining to our contract and will ensure that all contractual provisions are adhered to on your behalf.

Health and Welfare Benefits

A choice of medical plans paid for by your employer in accordance with our agreements. Members employed under the Motion Picture Basic Agreement are covered under the Motion Picture Health, Welfare and Pension Plans. Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan

Standardized Procedures for Dispute Resolution and Grievances

Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director and legal counsel are available to respond to serious problems in the workplace. Local 892 is well prepared to handle work related grievances such as pay disputes, health and safety concerns, discrimination, harassment, etc.

Safer Working Conditions

State and federal safety laws enforced at all times. Your health and well being on the job is a priority. the motion picture industry and the IATSE are currently involved in providing the safety passport program, which enables our members to take safety classes required to work in their particular craft. Once a member has completed the classes, the passport may allow the member to use this training for employment within the various studios. www.csatf.org

Available for Work List

We offer all prospective union employers 24/7 access to the Guild’s database of members’ information. Member details are created and maintained online by the members themselves. The database search results include the member’s name, contact information, website, resume, skills, and references. The search functionality includes the ability to find members by name, classification or availability.

Magazine: The Costume Designer

The Guild publishes The Costume Designer, a bi-monthly magazine that covers all aspects of the guild, including featured members, current activism, industry and labor news, interviews, and updates on Guild business.

Members Resources

The Guild provides a wealth of resources that include: wages and contracts, studio services, signatory lists, literature, training courses and industry links.

CDG Awards Ceremony

The Guild honors its members at a glamorous awards dinner each year in February celebrating the artistry of costume design.

Costume Designer Membership Requirements & Costs

You must meet one of the requirements listed under the classifications below. Upon acceptance of application and documentation, an in-person interview may be conducted.

1. Costume Designer on a non-union production that was organized into a union production by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Independent documentation of credit from a deal memo, crew list or call sheet must be provided.

2. Costume Designer on at least one (1) feature motion picture, television production, commercial, or music video made for commercial release, with independent documentation from a deal memo, crew list, call sheet, or DVD screenshot with credits, and three (3) signed letters of recommendation from Costume Designers or working professionals that are knowledgeable about your skills. Live entertainment (theatre, pageants, etc.) are covered by other union locals. Student projects are not acceptable credits.

3. Costume Supervisor (as a member of Local 705) on at least one (1) feature motion picture or television production for commercial release, with independent documentation from a deal memo, crew list, call sheet, or DVD screenshot with credits that you were the sole supervisor of both men’s and women’s costumes (a production that did not have a costume designer) and three (3) signed letters of recommendation from Costume Designers, Line Producers, or Directors that you have worked for in the capacity of costume designer.

Membership Costs:
Please note “Important Payment Information” following this schedule in regard to deadlines, payment requirements and potential penalties. (Your first quarter dues is wrapped into the total fees listed below. Quarterly dues thereafter are on the 1st of January, April, July, and October.)

Entrance Fee: $4,500.00
First Quarter Dues: $308.00
IATSE Processing Fee: $100.00
Sketch Stamp: $25.00

TOTAL DUE: $4,933.00

Payment options
1. Pay the total of $4,933.00 upon notice of membership acceptance. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check, or Credit Card.

2. Pay $2,466.50 (1/2 entrance fee) AND within 45 days pay remaining $2,466.50. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check or Credit Card.

3. Pay $2,466.50 upon notice of membership acceptance AND $822.17 will be automatically charged to a credit card for the next 3 consecutive months. This option requires providing valid Credit Card information (which will not expire during the payment period) at the time of the initial payment.

Assistant Costume Designer Membership Requirements & Costs

You must meet one of the requirements listed under the classifications below. Upon acceptance of application and documentation, an in-person interview may be conducted.

1. Assistant Costume Designer on a non-union production that was organized into a union production by the IATSE. Independent documentation of credit from a deal memo, crew list, DVD with credits, or call sheet must be provided.

2. Assistant Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor, or Costumer on at least one (1) feature motion picture or television production, commercial or music video for commercial release, with independent documentation from a deal memo, crew list, DVD screenshot with credits or call sheet and three (3) signed letters of recommendation from Costume Designers, Line Producers, or Directors that you have worked for in the capacity of the assistant costume designer. Live entertainment (theatre, pageants, etc.) are covered by other union locals.

Membership Costs:
Please note “Important Payment Information” following this schedule in regard to deadlines, payment requirements, and potential penalties. (Your first quarter dues are wrapped into the total fees listed below. Quarterly dues thereafter are on the 1st of January, April, July, and October.)

Entrance Fee $2,250.00
First Quarter Dues $253.50
IATSE Processing Fee $100.00
Sketch Stamp $25.00

TOTAL DUE $2,628.50

Payment options

1. Pay the total of $2,628.50 upon notice of membership acceptance. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check, or Credit Card.

2. Pay $1,314.25 (1/2 entrance fee) AND within 45 days pay $1,314.25. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check or Credit Card.

3. Pay $1,315.25 upon notice of membership acceptance AND $438.08 will be automatically charged to a credit card for the next 3 consecutive months. This option requires providing valid Credit Card information (which will not expire during the payment period) at the time of the initial payment.

Costume Illustrator Membership Requirements & Cost

1. Three (3) signed letters of recommendation from Costume Designers, employers or other professionals who are knowledgeable about your skills directly related to costume illustration.

Membership Costs:
Please note “Important Payment Information” following this schedule in regard to deadlines, payment requirements, and potential penalties. (Your first quarter dues are wrapped into the total fees listed below. Quarterly dues thereafter are on the 1st of January, April, July, and October.)

Entrance Fee $2,020.00
First Quarter Dues $193.00
IATSE Processing Fee $100.00
Sketch Stamp $25.00
TOTAL DUE $2,338.00

Payment options

1. Pay the total of $2,338.00 upon notice of membership acceptance. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check, or Credit Card.

2. Pay $1,169.00 (1/2 entrance fee) AND within 45 days pay remaining $1,169.00. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check or Credit Card.

3. Pay $1,169.00 upon notice of membership acceptance AND $389.67 will be automatically charged to a credit card for the next 3 consecutive months. This option requires providing valid Credit Card information (which will not expire during the payment period) at the time of the initial payment.

USA Local 829 Costume Designer joining Local 892 as a Costume Designer Membership Requirements & Cost

1. Member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 applying to join Local 892 in the Costume Designer classification and providing documentation of good standing with Local 829 at the time of application.

2. Three signed letters of recommendation from Costume Designers, Line Producers, or Directors that you have worked for in the capacity of costume designer.

Membership Costs:
Please note “Important Payment Information” following this schedule in regard to deadlines, payment requirements, and potential penalties. (Your first quarter dues are wrapped into the total fees listed below. Quarterly dues thereafter are on the 1st of January, April, July, and October.)

Entrance Fee $1,700.00
First Quarter Dues $308.00
IATSE Processing Fee $100.00
Sketch Stamp $25.00
TOTAL DUE $2,133.00

Payment options

1. Pay the total of $2,133.00 upon notice of membership acceptance. Payment method – Check, Cashier’s Check, or Credit Card.

2. Pay $1,066.50 (1/2 entrance fee) AND within 45 days pay remaining $1,066.50. Payment method –“ Check, Cashier’s Check or Credit Card.

3. Pay $1,066.500 upon notice of membership acceptance AND $355.500 will be automatically charged to a credit card for the next 3 consecutive months. This option requires providing valid Credit Card information (which will not expire during the payment period) at the time of the initial payment.

Classification

CD

Costume Designer

CI

Costume illustrator

ACD

Assistant Costume Designer

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