On January 2nd, 2014, the IATSE promoted International Representative Vanessa Holtgrewe to Assistant Department Director of Motion Picture and Television Production.
“Vanessa has extensive experience and attachment to parts of the industry where the IATSE has placed significant focus,” said IATSE International President Matthew Loeb. “Her proven success and strong commitment will bring continued energy to the Department, and I look forward to her accomplishments in this new position.”
As Assistant Department Director, Vanessa will report to Vice President and Department Director Michael Miller, and work closely with Assistant Department Director Daniel Mahoney. As an International Representative in the Motion Picture and Television Production Department since 2012, Vanessa organized non-union productions and negotiated contracts for scripted and non-scripted television and internet projects, as well as feature film agreements.
Prior to her career with the union, she spent a decade as a director of photography and camera operator on documentary features, reality series and competition shows. Her credits include many cable and network shows, including NBC’s The Biggest Loser and The X Factor on FOX.