Henri Bollinger Associates


Publicists of

Local 600

Code of Ethics



Publicists of the

International Cinematographers Guild

Local 600

The Publicists Guild of America, Local 818, merged with the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, in January of 2002, under the umbrella of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). The union has represented film and television publicists throughout the US and Canada since 1955. It negotiates base salaries and benefits for its members. Those covered by the unionís contracts include publicists who work on film and television productions produced under an IATSE contract, as well as those who represent individual actors, directors, writers and producers who work on such productions. It also includes major studio photo editors, publicists who create and produce movie trailers, electronic press kits for film and television productions, on-air promos and other materials used to promote productions under the Basic IATSE Agreement.

Among the unionís other major activities are the Publicists Annual Awards Luncheon, which recognizes outstanding film and television marketing campaigns, and the Directory of Members. It also co-sponsors UCLA Extension entertainment publicity courses and symposiums and panel discussions presented by the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS).


The Union's Publicists Code of Ethics

As participating members of Local 600 for the gathering, preparation and dissemination of information and ideas through the communications media of a world society, each member agrees to:

  1. Be guided in all professional activities by accepted standards of honesty, accuracy, fair dealing, good taste and ethical competition.

  3. Pledge continued contribution to the growth and betterment of our profession through the encouragement and support of continuous training, education and high standards of business practices.

  5. Be ever mindful of the power of the media through which we serve, of the dignity of our profession and the responsibilities invested in us by our clients, employers and colleagues.

A member shall not intentionally injure the professional reputation or practice of another member.  However, if a member has evidence that another member has been guilty of unethical, illegal or unfair practices, including practice in violation of the Code, they should present the information to the proper authorities of the Union  for action in accordance with the procedure set forth in Aits Constitution.



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