479 NEWS

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…)

Business Agent’s End of Year Report 2018

From the Desk of Mike Akins, Business Agent IATSE Local 479

 

Wow what a rollercoaster year!

2018 held both challenges and great celebrations for our industry. Our state’s political campaigns were in the spotlight for most of the year, and while this caused some to feel uncertain about the future of the entertainment industry in Georgia, Local 479 continued to watch work flood to our state, keeping our membership busy.

We feel confident and excited about 2019’s opportunities.

 

125 Years of IATSE

This year saw milestones achieved for the IATSE, and Local 479 was there to celebrate with them. IATSE celebrated its 125th Anniversary this past July. Looking back at the past 125 years was a humbling experience, and it’s inspiring to know that though our union was established in the brutally difficult economic climate of 1893, it succeeded in its purpose to protect the working class even then. We have come so far, and Local 479 is proud to be part of such a strong union.

IATSE on YouTube: As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we reflect on the history of the IATSE. Since our founding in 1893, the strength and solidarity of our members has bettered the lives of workers throughout the entertainment industry.

 

2018-2021 Area Standards Agreement

Our biggest contract also underwent re-negotiations in 2018, and we are pleased to have achieved gains in both conditions and wages. Our biggest gain was in relation to the new media aspect of the contract, which refers to streaming content and has recently become one of the most popular distribution platforms. We now have (more…)

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…)