Teamsters Local 665 President Tony Delorio was recently appointed to the San Francisco Film
Commission by Mayor London Breed. Delorio is now the latest addition to a long line of union
members who’ve served on the Commission, including Bob Morales from Teamsters Local 350
who held a seat for over 20 years. Delorio said he’s committed to the important work of
continuing Labor’s legacy on the Commission by sharing perspectives of rank-and-file workers
who work long hours on production sets.
“As a native San Franciscan, it has always been a source of pride that so many films are shot on
location in our city,” Delorio said. “The appointment reflects how decision-makers in San
Francisco view our Local, and the Trade Union movement generally. We’re part of the
community.”
Following in the footsteps of his father, two grandfathers and several uncles, Delorio joined the
Teamsters Local 665 23 years ago at the age of 17. He has held a leadership post for the past four
years and became President in 2019. As a Film Commissioner, his role will be to support
initiatives that foster productions and attract new ones to San Francisco.
“There’s a lot of competition for film production dollars, not just around this State and our
country, but around the world,” Delorio explained. “Many metropolitan areas offer deep
discounts and incentives to production companies in order to attract the film industry to their
area. This is especially true for ‘interior’ and sound stage work. Partnering with our local and
state officials to keep production in our region will be one of my first priorities.”