479 NEWS

Registration Opens for 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

May 4th 2019 - the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

It’s nearly time once again to meet on the greens to find out who are the best golfers in the film industry! The 2019 tournament will be on May 4th and we’ll be raising money along the way for BeLoved Atlanta, a community of women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction.

 

Officers from the IA also participate in our charity tournament!

This event is open to everyone, age 18 and over!

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Member Dashboard: Reset Password Instructions

2019 Member Dashboard login screen

 

 

Forgotten your password to the Member Dashboard website? This post will take you through the necessary steps for resetting your password so you can access your account and other member-only information like productions lists, crew lists, and more. (more…)

February Blood Drive Has Good Turnout

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Local 479's offices

This past Sunday the American Red Cross sent a mobile blood donation team to Local 479’s General Membership Meeting. The blood drive, organized by the IATSE Local 479 Women’s Committee, collected nearly 30 pints! That blood will go directly toward saving the lives of patients around the Atlanta area. (more…)

Vigilance Personal Safety Class a Success

Participants in the Vigilance workshop learned techniques for saving themselves in dangerous situations.

On Sunday, January 27th IATSE Local 479 welcomed our members and their families, as well as our friends from the local film industry to a situational awareness workshop presented by experts from The Vigilance Group.

Retired military experts Moose Moore, Russ Bohlinger, and Patrick Terry worked with participants to outline the precepts of living safely in a dangerous (more…)

Get Swag at Member Blood Drive – February 2019

2019 Blood Drive - February

On Sunday, February 17th, the American Red Cross will bring their mobile blood donation unit to our General Membership meeting. They’ll be parked outside from 11am until 4pm, collecting blood from qualified members, family, and friends. People who donate will get some cool Local 479 swag – a fleece cap or a scarf! (more…)

When to Expect a Tax Refund During the Government Shutdown

Concerned about not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown? Worry no more!

Here’s when you can look forward to your tax refund in 2019…

As the partial government shutdown grinds on, the Internal Revenue Service has recalled 46,000 furloughed workers to process tax returns and issue refunds this year.

The returning employees, who will work without pay until the government reopens, will help get you your refund in a timely manner this year.

But what exactly does “timely manner” mean? (more…)

First Man Oscar Nom for Sound Mixer Mary Ellis

Sound Mixer Mary Ellis Receives Oscar Nomination for First Man

Local 479 is pleased to announce that Sound Mixer Mary H. Ellis has been nominated for an Academy Award as a member of the Sound Department on the feature film “First Man“.  This is Mary’s second Oscar nomination in two years. She was previously nominated as part of the sound team on (more…)

Local 479 Members Nominated for 2019 ADG Awards

Local 479 Members up for 2019 ADG awards for episode 206 of episodic television program called Atlanta

Congratulations to the Art Department team of Timothy D. O’Brien, Aimee Athnos, and Taylor Mosbey for their nomination for an Art Directors Guild award for their work on the popular FX Network series Atlanta.  The 2019 ADG nomination marks the second time this team has been recognized for their work on the critically-received episode titled (more…)

Mary Ellis and Flip Borrero Nominated For CAS Awards

Mary Ellis and Flip Borrero Nominated for CAS Awards

IATSE Local 479 is pleased to announce that two of our members have been nominated for the 55th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Production Mixers Mary Ellis (First Man) and Felipe Borrero (Ozark).

The 55th Annual CAS Awards will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom.

[see full article on CinemaAudioSociety.com]

 

Are you a 479 member who has been nominated for an industry award? Please contact 479media@iatse479.org with the details.

2018 Robert Vazquez Scholarship Winners

The winners of the 2018 Robert Vazquez IATSE 479 Scholarship were announced to the membership at the 2018 December General Membership Meeting by Vice President Whit Norris. Due to a 5-way tie on the submitted essays the Executive Board voted to award an additional scholarship for the 2018 cycle.

Congratulations to the following entrants… (more…)