About Us

Before Local 728 there was Local 37, a Hollywood super local that embraced all the backlot crafts. When some members of Local 37 (dubbed the "37 White Rats") grew restive and launched a rebellion against mob control of the IATSE, the International broke up Local 37 and in 1939 created Locals 728, 727, 80 and 44.
Read about it in "The War for Warner Brothers".

Minutes from the first meeting of Local 728, May 21, 1939 (10MB)
Picture of Local 728 Charter

Alan Rowe
(2016 - 2018)
Greg Reeves
Vice President
Patric J. Abaravich
Business Rep./ Secretary
(2015 - 2017)
[email protected]
Pascal M. Guillemard
Treasurer / Call Steward
(2017 - 2019)
Treasurer / Call Steward Business: [email protected]
Member Status Requests: ClearCrew@iatse728.org


Executive Board Members
Darryl Herzon (2015-2017)
Michael Paul Orefice, Sr. (2015-2017)
Roger Lattin (2016-2018)
Charles McIntyre (2016-2018)
Jeremy Schonwald (2016-2018)
Jason Young (2016-2018)
Michael Gips - (2017-2019)
Iain O'Higgins - (2017-2019)
Jason Lord - (2017-2019)
Martin Weeks - 1st Alternate (1 year)
Matt Heinz - 2nd Alternate (1 year)

Richard F. McConihay

Safety & Training Director
Alan M. Rowe

Office Staff
Sean Harkess
Julianna Bessey
Claudia Smith

IATSE Convention Delegates(2015-2017)

Patric J. Abaravich
Larry K. Freeman
Dennis K. Grow
Pascal Guillemard
Darryl Herzon
Herbert R. Hughes
James Krattiger
Jane Krueger
Norman Lang
Roger Lattin
Brian R. Lukas
Tom Morash
Iain O’Higgins
Michael Paul Orefice, Sr.
S. Cricket Peters
Jerry Posner
R. Bruce Prochal
Ken Roerden
Alan M. Rowe
Jeremy Schonwald
Karen Weilacher
Jason Young


Shop Stewards
John Murray – CBS
Ron Orefice – Fox
Frank Valdez – Paramount
John Jacobs – Sony
Ted Rapp – Universal
Chris Hathaway – Warner Bros.
Delegates to the Central Labor Council of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor – AFL/CIO (2015-2017)
Patric J. Abaravich
Dennis K. Grow
Pascal M. Guillemard
Darryl Herzon
Iain O’Higgins
S. Cricket Peters
Greg Reeves
Alan M. Rowe



Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians
Local 728 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506

Call Steward Hours
8:00am to 6:00pm - Monday through Friday
For hiring needs outside of normal business hours call:

Office Hours
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(818) 954-0728
(800) 551-2158
Fax (818) 954-0732


IATSE, Local 728
Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians
1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 954-0728

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Local 728 Bulletin

The color version of the Local 728 Bulletin is available online.