For many years Locals 849 and 667 served as the bargaining agent for motion picture technicians and camerapersons in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As of April 2nd, members of Locals 849 and 667 who reside in Newfoundland and Labrador have the option to transfer their memberships to the new locals: Local 709 (Mixed) and Local 671 (International Cinematographers Guild). International President Matthew D. Loeb said in a statement: “The chartering of these locals reflects the increasing talent pool of technicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.”