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Referral List

Local 745 keeps and maintains a roster of qualified and experienced freelancers, as our contracted employers have agreed to give preference of employment to those referred to them by IATSE Local 745. Having your name placed on our list does not guarantee you employment.

All persons on the Referral List are covered under the same guidelines of the CBAs: yearly raises, health and welfare contributions, annuity, pension contributions, and parking reimbursement. ​

  • Placement on the referral list is done by one of our contracted employers. All contracts can be found on our website. Additional vetting by the members of the Local may be required and you may have a probationary period.

  • All referents must keep a current email and physical address on file. A post office box is not acceptable. 

  • You must reside within 100 miles of Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota Referral) or in the state of Iowa (Iowa Referral). Proof of residency is required.

  • A yearly Referral Fee is required (2023: $72). This renews each January. Invoices are due within 30 days.

  • A maintenance fee of 1.5% of gross contract earnings is charged to all persons working for Employers and must be paid to Local 745 to remain eligible for Referral (either employer deduction or billed quarterly).

  • Payments are due within thirty days from the date of the invoice. Invoices 30+ days past due will incur a $25 late fee and notification (sent via email) will allocate 14 days for payment due. Failure to pay outstanding fees within forty-five (45) days from initial billing will result in removal from the Minnesota | Iowa Referral List. Reinstatement on the list will require payment of all past due plus a $100 reinstatement fee.

  • Referents are restricted to working 30 days, or less, in a two-year (rolling two year) period for any one employer. If work dates exceed the 30 days, you will be required to apply for Union membership. Application for IATSE Membership includes a $500 application fee: $100 International, $400 Local ($200 for utility/statistician).

To learn more about being included on our Referral List, please email us at

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