Joe Astarita

When we need someone who’s a whiz with a dolly, great at rigging, has a can-do attitude, or a wide range of other G&E skills, we call Joe. He’s friendly with whomever he’s working with on-set and maintains a calm, cheery presence. He’s the one in the photo banner at the top of the page, on the floor making sure the dolly track is laid with precision. Joe is a Local 52 applicant and currently works union and non-union sets. He is a wealth of knowledge about the specifics of grip hardware down to the dimensions of an apple box and the max heights of common stands.