Important Information:


  • IATSE Local 493 is celebrating 25 years as a Chartered Member!

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Saturday, December 10th, 2022, starting at 7:00pm. We will be joining our friends (as well as Brothers and Sisters) at Blue Coyote Design Studio for a combined Blue Coyote Ceremonial Hat and IATSE Local 493 Christmas Party.  Come join us for an evening of food, drink, music and good times as we enjoy the company of our fellow workers with music by The Broken Hipsters and The Skylark Brothers.  The bands are scheduled to start at 8:00pm but they may be on musician time.  We will be providing food and a reasonable amount of beverages but we encourage everyone to bring your preferred choice of beverages.

Blue Coyote Design Studio

1940 Cleveland Blvd.

Granite City, IL  62040

BCDS is in the old Masonic Lodge behind the Granite City Cinema.  It's a short drive from downtown St. Louis over the McKinley Bridge from Hwy 70.  Take 70 to Salisbury to the McKinley Bridge going east.  Follow IL Rt 3 north past Niedringhaus Avenue to Rock Road (there's a light there) and turn right.  Follow Rock Road over the railroad viaduct and turn left at the light onto Niedringhaus.  Go past the cinema and turn left onto Delmar and make an immediate left into the parking lot behind Cinema.  Blue Coyote Design Studios is on the right side of that lot.


We hope you can make time to join us and look forward to seeing everyone there. 

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A New Approach in Labor

Welcome to the official website of the I.A.T.S.E Local 493.

IATSE Local 493 specializes in providing professional, experienced, reliable and knowledgeable crews for film & television productions in Missouri since 1997.

If you are producing or managing a show or venue, and are looking for the best and most professional technicians Missouri has to offer, please contact us and our business manager will work out an agreement with you.

Local 493 is one of the many Locals of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States; its Territories and Canada (IATSE). The IATSE represents technicians who proudly serve all aspects of the entertainment industry.

Professional, Experienced, Reliable, Knowledgeable
Production Crews available for all your film and video needs.
IATSE 493 Representing Missouri