Lewis Rothenberg Resigns as President of Cinematographers Guild

Published on Feb 15, 2020

Lewis Rothenberg Resigns as President of Cinematographers Guild

Lewis Rothenberg has resigned as president of the Cinematographers Guild, Iatse Local 600, citing differences with the union’s senior staff and national officers.

Rothenberg’s departure, announced Friday, stemmed partly from his refusal to change his legal residence from New Jersey to Los Angeles, as required by the local rules.

He defeated incumbent Steven Poster last May for a three-year term. Poster had been the elected head of the Icg since 2006, but Rothenberg won the position through a campaign that promised more organizing and better communication with the membership, which numbers more than 8,700 and is the largest Iatse local in Hollywood, repping camera crews and publicists.

“My vision for this union, as to who runs it and how it should be run, is not fully aligned with some of our senior staff and national officers,” Rothenberg said in a message to members Friday. “While I truly believe everyone in the

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Author: Dave McNary