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Iatse Leader Michael Proscia Dies at 87

22 February 2016 1:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Proscia, a longtime leader of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, died Sunday. He was 87.

Proscia first joined Iatse in 1957 with membership to Iatse Locals One, 52 and 477. After serving as president and business agent of Local 52 for a number of years, he was elected as an international vice president in 1980 and served as general secretary-treasurer from 1994 to 2002, when he announced his retirement.

Proscia was executive vice president of the conference of motion picture and television unions in New York, and was active in the Press Club and the Radio and Television Working Press Association. He also served as a film commissioner for the state of New Jersey.

Proscia was a founding member of Iatse Local 477. In 2011, he was presented with a cut-glass award to commemorate the establishment of the Michael W. Proscia/Iatse Local 477 Scholarship, which helps children of Florida’s professional filmworkers with tuition and living expenses while attending the technical schools, »

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