479 NEWS

Thank You, Georgia!

The working men and women of Local 479 would like to say “Thank You!” to Georgia’s state legislature and Governor Nathan Deal for their leadership in making Georgia a top destination for the motion picture and television industry.

Local 479 Partnering With Georgia Film Academy In 2016

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The Georgia Film Academy is a collaborative effort of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries. The academy will certify workforce ready employees in needed areas, connect students and prospective employees with employers, and offer a unique capstone experience for top students that will provide them a path to employment in Georgia, and they will be partnering with IATSE Local 479 and its members to educate and train Georgia’s future workforce for the television and motion picture industry.  The Georgia (more…)

2015 Coat Drive

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Did you upgrade your cold weather gear this year? Winter is coming, and with those cold temperatures comes a chance for you to clean out your closet and do a good deed: Local 479 is collecting well cared for coats to donate to the needy. We’ve set up a collection box in the office and our field representatives can also come by set to pick up donations. Check your email for their contact numbers, and share the warmth with others! This year’s coat drive will be running from now until December 17th – spread the word, share this post!

Haunted House for Boys and Girls Club

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The Haunted House was a tremendous success at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, thanks to the amazing efforts of the IATSE members who donated their time to make it happen! Now we have to strike the house and are in need of your help! Please come to 1462 Walker Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30337 tomorrow, Sunday Nov 1, at 5:30 pm to help us! You’ll need to bring tools with you. Your help is greatly appreciated! PLEASE donate an hour or two of time! PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEMBER MAIL for contact information if you plan to help us tomorrow evening!

Global Village Projects Expresses Thanks to Local 479

The girls of The Global Village Project thank IATSE 479 and everyone who participated in the Atlanta Film Community Charity Kickball Tournament!!! Together we raised $18,425 for their school!!!!! @globalvillageproject

Local 479 Joins 600 In Hosting Charity Golf Tournament

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This past Saturday Locals 479 and 600 hosted a charitable golf tournament which raised $17,000 for City of Refuge, an organization whose mission is to bring light, hope and transformation to Atlanta. Many thanks to Kathy Tonkin and Benny Smyth, chair and co-chair of (more…)

Kickball Tournament A Fun Time For All

2015 Kickball Tournament in Piedmont Park

After an initial postponement due to a rain out, Local 479’s Young Workers Committee successfully launched this rollicking kickball tourney to benefit The Global Village Project School, raising $18,425 on behalf of the Atlanta-based charity, which helps refugee girls with interrupted schooling to gain access to the education necessary to pursue their dreams.

More than $18,000 raised for The Global Village Project School

12 teams faced off at Piedmont Park, pitting the crews of shows like The Walking Dead, Finding Carter, Game of Silence, and The Originals against several grip departments, a team from (more…)

Date for 6th Annual IATSE Golf Tournament Set

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IATSE Local 479 and IATSE Local 600 invite you to join us for a golf tournament to benefit the charity City of Refuge, on October 3rd at the Whitewater Creek Golf Club. Be sure to register your teams and sponsorships before the deadline of September 18th. (more…)

Film Industry Generates $6 Billion For Georgia’s Economy

Governor Deal Announces Industry Results

ATLANTA – Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). The 248 film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $1.7 billion in spending in the (more…)