Property Master Ira A. McAliley to Discuss 80 for Brady on Sunday, Feb. 12 

What’s it like to be on a movie set with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, Sally Field—and Tom Brady? Before Sunday’s big game, the prop master for 80 for Brady will share tales of his work and on-set experiences on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:15 p.m. at the Theater. 

Prop master Ira A. McAliley, son of long-time Lindsay Theater and community volunteer Otis McAliley of Sewickley, will meet the hometown crowd for a free virtual conversation between screenings of the film on Sunday.

With over 35 years in the film and television industry, McAliley has worked in art department roles on projects including NBC’s Up All Night, Nickelodeon’s The Haunted Hathaways, and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and On My Block. He was also property master for the soon-to-be-released War of the Worlds starring Eva Longoria and Ice Cube.

McAliley is currently on location in Fort Worth, Texas, working on the new Paramount Studios show Bass Reeves, based on the real-life exploits of the title character who was born into slavery and later became the first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River.

A long-serving member of the Affiliated Property Craftspersons union, his introduction to Hollywood happened while completing his undergraduate studies at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, when he was hired as a production assistant for the classic basketball film Hoosiers.