Joining the union

Legitimate and Live Theatrical Roster Intake Procedures

TWU Local 784 will accept resumes only during the period of July 1st thru July 31st.

Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A legal resident of the United States.
  • A resident for at least 18 months in Local 784’s jurisdiction (which is San Francisco and vicinity,including a 50-mile radius of San Francisco).

Resumes must include:

  • Work in the geographical jurisdiction for at least 6 months.
  • Five theatrical wardrobe work histories where length of job was not less than one week or eight performances.
  • Three work related references.

Beneficial: professional theatrical sewing experience or theatrical costume educational background.

The Business Agent will review resumes and select applicants based on the criteria set forth above. Such applicants will be invited to a 4-hour orientation including but not limited to basic union orientation, a written exam (on theatrical, wardrobe and sewing terminology) and creation of a sewing sampler. A grade of 75% or better is required to pass the exam. The sampler is to be finished within 45 minutes.

Applicants who meet the above criteria and pay a $75.00 processing fee will be eligible for dispatch.

TWU Local 784 I.A.T.S.E. Motion Picture & Television Referral Procedures

Local 784 maintains a Referral List of Motion Picture & Television (MPT) workers. The Local 784 MPT Referral List will be provided to producers upon request, however the Business Agent will make best efforts to have the producers ask for resume submissions for all positions. To be included on the Local 784 MPT Referral List:

  • The worker must reside within the jurisdiction of, or have prior work history with, Local 784. If you cease to reside within the jurisdiction after establishing your placement on the Local 784 MPT Referral List, you may retain your placement on the Local 784 MPT Referral List.
  •  It is the Worker’s responsibility to keep the Local office informed of accurate address and phone information. 
  •  The worker must meet all applicable financial and other obligations to the Local. 
  •  Any 784 worker who wishes to work in MPT must submit a completed TWU Local 784 Worker Information Form and a current resume to the Union office.

TWU Local 784, I.A.T.S.E. Commercial Costumer/Stylist Referral Procedures

Work on commercials is by direct hire. Local 784 maintains a Referral List of qualified commercial costumers/stylists for work on commercials. The Local 784 Commercial Costumer/Stylist Referral List will be provided to producers upon request following the standards set forth in the Commercial Production Agreement by and between the I.A.T.S.E. and the A.I.C.P. To be included on the Local 784 Commercial Costumer/Stylist Referral List:

  • The worker must reside within the jurisdiction of, or have prior work history with Local 784. If you cease to reside within the jurisdiction after establishing your placement on the Local 784 Commercial Costumer/Stylist Referral List, you may retain your placement on the Local 784 Commercial Costumer/Stylist Referral List.
  • It is the Workers responsibility to keep the Local office informed of accurate address and phone information.
  • The worker must meet all applicable financial and other obligations to the Local.
  • The worker must submit a completed TWU Local 784 Worker Information Form and a current resume to the Union office.
  • The worker must have proof of 3 paid work histories with commercial employer(s) within Local 784’s jurisdiction to qualify for referral on the Local 784 Commercial Referral List.