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IATSE is the largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry. We represent virtually all the behind the scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.


Our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry.

IATSE Local 720 Proudly Serving the Las Vegas Entertainment Industry Since 1939 



Local 720 Technicians

Local 720’s referents are among the most highly trained and skilled technicians in the country. We have a workforce that covers all aspects of the entertainment, film, television, and trade show industry. With the training provided through the joint Employer/Union Training Trust we are able to offer technicians to operate the most modern equipment available. Our technicians are represented by the following five crafts.

Craft 1 - Stagehands

The Stagehand Craft is composed of all the skilled technicians you need to install, operate, and maintain the largest of production show. We have been the primary labor for the instillation of almost every permanent theater in Las Vegas. We are the one stop for all your skilled labor needs that encompasses a cabaret or theatrical venue.

Craft 2 - Audio/Visual and Projection

Specializing in the planning, producing, and executing complex presentations and business theater events that require cutting edge technology, the referents of the Audio/Video Technicians and Projectionists craft are the most highly skilled technicians in Las Vegas. Local 720 deals with all phases of production smoothly and professionally and are prepared for any sized event with hundreds of technicians available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. With our labor force it doesn't matter if it is a small business meeting, a large general session with a spectacular theatrical event and several breakouts, an open convention hall, or anything in between, no event is too big or too small.

Craft 3 - Film and Television

Whether you're shooting a commercial or a full length feature, Las Vegas represents the finest professional technicians in southern Nevada. Our valley offers many diverse locations such as majestic Lake Mead, pine-covered Mt. Charleston, vast desert stretches with the brilliance of Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon, the massive Sand Dunes in Armargosa, the western town of Bonnie Springs as well as the glittering Las Vegas Strip.Whatever your labor needs Local 720 can provide a crew base. There is no job too big or small. We have experienced heads of department and support staffs, from gaffers to key grips, hair and makeup, wardrobe, medics, prop masters and assistants, set dressers, greens men, scenic artists, craft service as well as laborers, all at your disposal. Using 720 referents will save you money on per diem, travel, and housing cost but yet you will get the same quality manpower you would expect in any production city.

Craft 4 - Trade Show

Due to a joint-agreement, signed by the General President of the Teamsters and International President of the IATSE, defining the respective jurisdictions in Las Vegas, the Teamsters and the Stagehands have moved forward to service the trade show industry in Las Vegas. Because of this historical reciprocal labor agreement, Local 631 and Local 720 can now service the trade show industry more efficiently and with unity.Our team of skilled employees can help you achieve your goals and guarantee a hassle-free event. Local 720 provides all the personnel services to make any size event a success. Our comprehensive services include: event planning, fabrication of modular and custom displays, installation and dismantle labor of exhibits, corporate and special event services, innovative lighting design, freight handling and more.

Craft 5 - Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup

Local 720 can handle all of your wardrobe needs including but not limited to make-up artists & hairdressers. Our personnel include male and female dressers, costumers, milliners, tailors, seamstresses, sequiners & set people. Whatever your wardrobe requirements, we can provide highly skilled and experienced professionals, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Local 720 technicians are Las Vegas residents who know the ins and outs of all the venues in Las Vegas, and we work all venues whether it is indoors or out. Our wardrobe, audio, video, lighting, and staging professionals are ready to coordinate your event with a broad range of services, including but not limited to rigging, concert sound, digital broadcast, video projection, video walls, and intelligent lighting.

See you in Las Vegas!!


We are an active member of the Nevada State AFL-CIO and proud we can say, Dan'l Cook, President of Local 720, is also the current President of the Nevada AFL-CIO.

 

Our ETCP Certified Riggers and Certified Entertainment Electricians have made an important professional commitment to safely serve the entertainment industry by becoming ETCP Certified. These individuals have passed rigorous competency-based examinations.

Main Office:
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Voice: 702-873-3450
Fax: 702-873-1329

Dispatch:
Hours: Daily 6am-12am
702-876-3825

IATSE Local 720


3000 South Valley View


Las Vegas, NV


89102-7802

President: Dan'l Cook
DCook@iatselocal720.com

Secretary - Treasurer: Ron Poveromo
RPoveromo@iatselocal720.com

Business Representative: Jeff Foran
JForan@iatselocal720.com

Business Agents:

John Gorey
JGorey@iatselocal720.com

Marielle "Apple" Thorne
MThorne@iatselocal720.com

Fernando Rivera
FRivera@iatselocal720.com