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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

6th Annual Golf Tournament Flier

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…)