movies

  • Philly on Film

    By Kelly Ross

    While most people associate film with Southern California, the movie industry is not exclusive to Los Angeles. In fact several well known films were shot in Philadelphia. Labor 411 has compiled a list of a few of these union-made films. Though not all of these films were shot in their entirety in Philly, the famous landmarks, eateries and museums make for great big city backdrops in the movies.

  • Union-Made Valentine’s Day Flicks

    By Ross Lenihan

    Looking for a romantic movie to watch this Valentine’s Day? Labor 411 has you covered no matter what your taste. A modern classic like Pretty Woman? Done. A horror-comedy involving a killer miner out for revenge? No problem. Hollywood is highly unionized, so fire up the popcorn, settle down with your significant other, and spread the love with some union-made romance!

  • 5 Union-Made Football Flicks to Catch before Super Bowl 50

    By Ross Lenihan

  • Union Film Recommendation: Mad Max: Fury Road

    By Ross Lenihan

    This week’s union film recommendation is the Oscar-nominated “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller.  “Fury Road” is up for a whopping 10 Oscar nominations this year, including Best Picture, which makes it the second-most nominated film behind “The Revenant.” The incredible stunts and action scenes in the film – which look AMAZING even without CGI – were also union made.

  • Union Film Recommendation: The Revenant

    By Ross Lenihan

    This weekend’s inaugural union film recommendation is The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu of Birdman fame. The film, based on true events, follows a group of trappers and hunters in the unsettled wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase, and it was backed by an awesome union crew.