This year Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee has dedicated the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament to the Castleberry Hill Athletic Club, a 501-c3 non-profit organization with the mission of converting unused urban areas into community destinations. This year’s tournament will commence on Sunday, September 24th at Noon and will last until (more…)
The staff of Local 479 strives every day to answer the calls and emails of our members, members of our sister locals, producers, and more. Please be aware that some of the local’s most frequently used email addresses are designed to transmit information to members, not to receive responses. This post should address any questions you have regarding the best way to communicate with the local via email. (more…)
Time is running out for a special opportunity to take the A and A2 training classes at Local 479 with assistance and direct oversight from the Local 479 Education Team and a representative of the IATSE Training Trust Fund (TTF). This event will allow you to register, enroll & complete your online courses all in one day. Feel free to drop by anytime to register & enroll in the courses. An IATSE TTF representative will have your (more…)
(UPDATED September 13) – IATSE Locals 479, 600, and 798, in association with the Teamsters Local 728, have joined in a collaborative effort with Georgia’s production companies, studios, and other industry professionals to contribute to the relief efforts for the victims of the recent hurricanes. We have partnered with an organization called Caring For Others, Inc. and are collecting items on their behalf, which they will sort, pack, and transport directly to Houston, Orlando, and surrounding areas impacted by the storms. (more…)
Below are links for various Safety Bulletins provided to Local 479 from the IATSE Safety Committee Chairman. As Hurricane Irma continues to head in our direction, please continue to stay informed of its potential impact on our area. Your safety is of the utmost importance.
A list of bulletins that should be helpful:
The website for The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides guidelines for employers and workers if there is a potential emergency that would cause them to have to evacuate or shelter in place (OSHA Evacuation or Shelter in Place).
Most Americans don’t know the history behind the end of summer holiday known as Labor Day. In May of 1882 a number of New York labor unions joined together to sponsor a “monster labor festival” featuring a parade, bands, speeches, picnics and fireworks. Twelve years later 23 states had enacted legislation to create their own official (more…)
This summer marks the third year of IATSE’s partnership with Lynda.com, an online training resource featuring in-depth tutorials on a variety of subjects including craft-specific topics, leadership training, and software guides.
The International is once again offering an annual premium discounted subscription to Lynda.com to members in good standing. An annual subscription to this service may normally cost up to $359, but our members can purchase an annual subscription for only $25 – (more…)
Understanding Worker’s Comp Insurance
You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “Worker’s Comp” at some point in your life, but like many people you may not know what it is or how it works. Put simply, Worker’s Comp stands for “Worker’s Compensation”, which is a form of insurance designed to provide wage replacement and medical benefits to a worker who suffers injury or illness in the workplace.
If you are so unfortunate as to suffer an injury at work which prevents you from returning to your job you may qualify for Worker’s Comp for the duration of the time you are unable to work. However, there are certain requirements for which you must (more…)
It was a typical late June afternoon in Riverchase, a bustling community in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. With temperatures climbing steadily toward the nineties, traces of future storm clouds began to dot the far horizon.
A group of trucks were parked just outside the Rooms To Go store on Chapel Lane and a steady stream of people had been ferrying equipment in and out of the building all morning long, the telltale indication of an active commercial shoot.
A number of the shooting crew from Atlanta had arrived in town the previous night and the Key Grip, Roger Sherer, was animatedly telling his friends about a local restaurant he’d found that featured great food and live music. A musician himself, Roger wanted to get a group together and (more…)