Good & Welfare

Notice of passing - Jeff McGrath on March 19th, 2024

I regret having to inform the membership of the passing of Jeff “Quickdraw” McGrath on March, 19th 2024 while in Portugal with his family. Jeff was 77 years old and a 45-year member of Local 728 since May 20th 1978. Jeff never completely retired from active service. His expertise as a follow spot operator and moving light technician on such shows as Masked Singer, Ridiculousness, Dancing with the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live and his good nature allowed him to pick where and when he worked. Services were private.

Celebration of life: Beau Spencer on Saturday April 27th, 2024

I greatly regret having to inform the membership of the passing of Beau Spencer, age 35 on March 13th, 2024. Brother Spencer became a member of Local 728 in August of 2012. He was an 11-year member of our Local. He worked on shows such as Mrs. Davis, The L Word, All Rise, Perry Mason, American Idol, The Voice and many more. His father is Local 728 member Scott Spencer.

Notice of member passing: Richard Hart on 02/23/24

Brother Richard Hart age 81, passed away on February 23, 2024. Brother Hart was a 58-year member of Local 728. He retired in the fall of 2007 and enjoyed a 17-year retirement.

Brother Hart was a Gaffer and Cinematographer who worked on film, television and commercials. He was the CLT on “Blade Runner”, “Thief” and 1971’s “Harold & Maude”. He was the 2nd unit cinematographer on 1984’s “Romancing the Stone”.

Notice of Passing: Juan "JC" "Spike" Osorio on 2-6-2024

Brother Juan "Spike" Osorio passed away on February 6th, 2024 at the age of 41. "Spike" was a 7 year member of Local 728. In that span of time he earned an impeachable reputation as an ideal crew mate and was widely admired by those he worked with for his professionalism, dedication to his craft, his fellow crew mates and safety on set.

He will also be remembered for his good nature the smile he frequently shared.

The following statement was issued to our membership on the day of his passing:


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