In the Summer of 2018 the Young Workers Committee dedicated the championship trophy for the annual charity kickball tournament to the memory of their late friend Brian Patrick Carroll, who helped organize and execute the first two competitions. An avid runner and all around athlete, Brian is remembered for (more…)
Cine Gear Expo Atlanta
Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018 is the premier event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry. A two day show will be held in Atlanta this October 6th and 7th and is open to professionals working in the entertainment industry. The Cine Gear Expo is an international event – professionals from around the world will meet with industry experts to explore and demonstrate emerging technology. Pinewood Studios will play host to (more…)
In September the membership of IATSE Local 479 returned to Atlanta’s roller coaster playground for our second IATSE Family Day at Six Flags. The park opened an hour and a half before normal opening time to provide our member and their families with exclusive access to the park’s many amusement (more…)
In October of 2016, Local 479 unveiled a new Member Dashboard website, which was developed to increase our members’ proprietary access to production contact and crew information, contracts, and individual account information. We spent time with our web developers to design a more user-friendly site with additional features allowing members to (more…)
Are you ready for some KICKBALL?! The 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament will kick off at Noon on Sunday, September 30th at Coan Middle School (1550 Hosea Williams Drive NE). Even if you’re not playing on one of the 16 competing teams you should still come to cheer on your friends, have lunch with the Mekhail Brothers, buy tickets for our prize-packed raffle baskets, meet our sponsors, and adopt a dog from the LifeLine Animal Project!
We hope to break records with our giving this year, and you can help us!!!
In July The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards, to recognize excellence in the television industry. Four members of IATSE Local 479 were among those listed for consideration in this year’s Creative Arts Awards categories. Please join us in recognizing the achievement of these members for the honor of their nominations, and in wishing them good luck in the upcoming awards ceremony this Saturday night in (more…)
This month Local 479 welcomes its new financial comptroller, Jimmy Butts. As our Secretary/Treasurer position begins its transition from full-time to “as needed” (in effect part-time), Jimmy will assume management of the Local’s day-to-day financial obligations, serving as its formal accountant. He will help to manage the Local’s investment accounts, oversee compliance with all federal and state entities, and perform the Local’s tax and Department of (more…)
Eastern Gateway Community College is offering members of IATSE Local 479 the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree with NO out-of-pocket costs. This degree program has been brought to Local 479 by UnionPlus, an affiliate of the AFLCIO, and applies to both members and their families. An Associate Degree can lead to immediate employment opportunities (more…)
IATSE Local 479 Summer Safety Series: people who work outdoors face a number of additional health safety dangers, from weather extremes to risk of disease. Summer presents an increased risk of encounters with a variety of creatures that can cause injury and/or disease. This article includes information collected from several agencies, including the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (“CSATF”) Safety Bulletin #31, “Critters”.
An Ancient Pest
“A hundred million years ago, there were mosquitoes just like today.” – Mr. DNA, Jurassic Park
Mr. DNA was partly correct… while the mosquito has indeed been around since the age of the dinosaurs, fossil records indicate that the insect that we recognize as today’s “modern” mosquito has only been around for 79 million years, which is still far longer than most film crews have been around, making our members a recent and delicious addition to the mosquito’s menu. (more…)