Curious about a career in the motion picture industry and wondering about what is involved with joining a motion picture union? This free online panel featured Jeff Holloway, Chief Steward at ACFC West (The Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople, Local 2020 Unifor) and TikTok’s @meganprops (Megan Jayne Harris). This panel was moderated by Prem Gill (CEO, Creative BC).
About ACFC West:
ACFC West is a film union representing over 20 departments in motion picture including:
Learn more about ACFC West here: https://www.acfcwest.com/about-us/
B.C. born and Saskatchewan raised, Megan moved to the west coast alone at 19. A few years later she found her way into the film Industry through friends. After her first 13 hours of peeling duradeck out of mud, she stuck around working as a Production Assistant for over 2 years taking on many different roles in the locations department before finding connections into props. Being creative and artistic her whole life she found a place in the props department to flourish. Megan then discovered how interested people were in what she was doing at work after posting a video on Tiktok about aging items to fit a scene. After a few videos went viral she claimed the name @meganprops on social media and grew a large following for herself. The amicable, behind-the-scenes artist continues to push her boundaries in the industry by beginning to travel and experience the movie world in other cultures and countries.
Chief Steward, ACFC West
As far as film careers go, Jeff’s isn’t typical. In his early days, Jeff worked his way up from PA to Driver to Cable Truck to Transport Captain while juggling days working as an On-set Publicist on scripted indie and union shows. Mid-career, Jeff graduated to reality and lifestyle productions where he held roles as First AD, Location Manager, Field Producer, Line Producer, and Director. During the slow times Jeff squeezed in gigs working as a Boom Op, Caterer, Camera Assistant, Composer, Actor, Lamp Op, Asst. Set Decorator and Asst. Production Coordinator. Jeff has one short as Writer/Producer/Director under his belt and is looking forward to more. This broad experience on both sides of the line led Jeff to his current position as Chief Steward at ACFC West, Unifor local 2020, where he enjoys using his unique and broad knowledge to help members, permittees, Producers, Production Coordinators, and anyone navigating the oft difficult and confusing film world.