The IATSE Local 15 Executive Board is pleased to announce that we have hired Mylor Treneer to the position of Business Agent for IATSE Local 15. Brother Treneer comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in our industry from both sides of the negotiating table, having served as Local 15’s President from 1982-‐1986, President of the Theatrical Federation of Greater Seattle, AFL-‐CIO from 1984-‐1986, and having held management positions at The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Meydenbauer Center, and Seattle Center.
The Executive Board wishes to extend a special thank you to Brothers and Sisters Bill Aston, Kevin Cuba, Jeremiah Foglesong, Betsy Harris, Al Hiskey, Kerry Korsgaard, Sue Masser, and Janos Szablya for their hard work and dedication to the candidate search committee and interview process.
If you are a wondering who won the Officer Elections at the General Meeting last night, please sign in and visit the Presidents Report group on the Backstage section of our website.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that our Brother John Moore has passed away. On Sunday, March 7th, 2010, while working on the set of a video shoot in Oregon he suffered a massive heart attack.
Undoubtedly Local 15’s best weapons smith and broad swordsman, John was a member in good standing with the Local since 1993. He was an excellent builder and graced many a scene shop with his fine woodworking and welding skills.
Among many other notable achievements, John started out life as a Local 15 stagehand working in the Seattle Opera shop in 1993 at the end of the build of Norma, then on a crash course of simultaneous builds of La Boheme for the LA Opera and Kentucky Cycle for the Washington, D.C. Opera. Many various and sundry gigs followed of course, at every theater and venue represented by the Local. Most recently, John split his time on the bounce with his work as a principal cast member in the Seattle Knights (as Angus McHeath) and as a founding member of Penumbra Fantasy Faire (as King Oberon), which had it’s inaugural event in October 2009.
John will be remembered with great fondness by all who worked with him in any capacity for the Local. His presence and jovial sense of humor will be greatly missed, especially when we’re about to lift something heavy.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010, 2:30pm at Bonney-Watson in Seatac near the airport. All who knew John are invited to attend by the family.
16445 International Blvd.
SeaTac, WA 98188
in honor, Brian Foley