479 NEWS

2019 Dues Incentive Plan

2019 Quarterly Dues Incentive Plan Rules for Qualification

The Local 479 Dues Incentive Plan was once again approved by a vote of the membership in the October General Membership Meeting. This means that members who meet the following criteria will have their quarterly membership dues paid for by (more…)

Member Dashboard is Back Up

Member Dashboard Now Online

Local 479’s Member Dashboard returned to service over the weekend following the implementation of important updates to web components of the member database.  Many thanks to our members for your patience as our team has worked to install and de-bug updates to this important member tool.  While a few of the improvements have yet to be released, we have launched the website early (with limitations) because of the looming deadline of November 30th for members to make sure they have a $0.00 balance in order to qualify for the (more…)

The D Word

The D Word: Overcoming the Taboo of Death to Plan for Your Family's Future and Your Peace of Mind

Adulthood is hectic, filled with deadlines and commitments. Those of us who work in the television and motion picture industry spend long hours in ever-changing locations and conditions, dividing our time between completing our current project and getting hired for the next one. The last thing we think about in the midst of this non-stop activity is ”What will happen to my family if I DIED today?” (more…)

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…)