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Charity Kickball Trophy Dedicated to Brian Patrick Carroll

YWC Charity Kickball trophy dedicated to late member Brian Patrick Carroll

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…)

Charity Kickball Raffle Baskets

You don’t have to be an athlete to help support our charity at the 2018 Annual Charity Kickball Tournament (link to details)! Just buy some raffle tickets for the awesome gift baskets that the Young Workers Committee have assembled from gifts provided by our sponsors!

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Cine Gear Expo Coming to Atlanta

Cine Gear Expo Atlanta is coming!

 

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…)

2018 IATSE Family Day at Six Flags a Great Success

Six Flags Family Day 2018

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…)

Member Dashboard Website Update

Title for article about Member Dashboard being under construction

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…)

The 2018 Charity Kickball Tournament

4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament to Benefit LifeLine Animal Project, Presented by IATSE Local 479 Young Worker's Committee

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!!!

Facebook users: click here to set yourself a reminder for the tournament (event page sign up)

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Local 479 Members Compete for 2018 Emmys

Local 479 Emmy Nominees

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…)

Local 479 Welcomes Comptroller Jimmy Butts

Jimmy Butts, Comptroller, IATSE Local 479

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…)

College Degree for No Out-of-Pocket Cost

 

UnionPlus and Eastern Gateway offer college opportunity

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…)

The Danger of Mosquitos to Movie Crews

Mosquitos and Film Crews

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…)