International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

 Projectionists, Stage Hands, Convention, Trade Show Technicians, Motion Picture Technicians



The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC, known as the I.A.T.S.E., chartered Hawaii's "Mixed" Local 665 on June 7th, 1937.

Today "Mixed" Local 665 has members who work not only as projectionists, stage hands and motion picture technicians but also on conventions and in the staging of musical concerts.

Whether you are producing a stage play, a feature film, a television pilot or series, a rock 'n roll concert, a convention or having the projected premiere of your latest multi million dollar blockbuster, the technicians of the I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 can supply you with the work force to get the job done quickly, safely and professionally.


Local 665 was first formed by the newly organized Projectionists who made up the majority of it's members. These Projectionists were responsible for screening all of the films that were to be seen in the proliferating movie houses of the day as well as at schools, libraries and military bases.

In the early 1960's, after years of showing plays at McKinley High School, the Neil Blaisdell Center opened and stage hands were organized and added to the Local. Also during the late 50's and early 60's came the emergence of motion picture filming in Hawaii and as more and more Hollywood Studios came to the Islands to shoot the likes of "From Here to Eternity", starring Burt Lancaster; "The Devil at 4 O'clock High", starring Frank Sinatra, and "Blue Hawaii" with Elvis Presley, motion picture technicians started signing up with Local 665 in greater and greater numbers. In the late 1960's the long running "Hawaii five-O" starring Jack Lord had a twelve year run followed by "Magnum P.I." with Tom Selleck and then "Jake and the Fatman".