479 NEWS

YWC Networking Panel

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On Sunday April 2nd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm the Young Workers Committee is hosting a networking event at the union hall. The focus of this event is getting started in this business, techniques for securing your first few jobs, and the best ways to plan and develop your career. This is a great opportunity for young and new members to network and learn from experienced members who faced the same early challenges in their own careers. The Young Workers Committee would also like to encourage additional leads and seasoned members to attend as well to join in and spur on productive and informative discussions. All members in good standing are welcome to attend, though this event is geared towards our younger and/or newer members.  (more…)

AFL-CIO Organizing Institute Training March 2017 Session

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The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (the “OI”) is excited to present a 3-day training program designed to help organizers with field experience take on greater responsibility for planning, leading—and winning—successful organizing campaigns. Organizing Institute training gives an intensive look at the work of a union organizer. Participants learn one-on-one communication skills, as well as campaign and strategic planning skills.  More than 50 participants from different crafts and industries will travel to Atlanta from various parts of the United States and Canada to meet in Local 479’s meeting hall Friday through Sunday. This event is not confined to the film industry; attendees include the IBEW, the building trades, and both public and private (more…)

Technology Showcase at Base Camp ATL

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Last Saturday Local 479 participated in a technology showcase at Base Camp ATL, a movie and television production facility near the intersection of Fulton Industrial Boulevard and Thornton Road. The event was co-hosted by PRG/Paskal and provided our members with hands-on experience with a variety of new and cutting edge filmmaking technologies.

Registration opened at 7:30am and attendees were provided with breakfast. Around 9am Brian Edwards, President of PRG, welcomed attendees and introduced the representatives from the companies participating in the day’s events, including Local 479’s Business Agent Mike Akins. Following those introductions Brian was joined by Senior PRG Account Executive Dan Hammond for a keynote address centered around (more…)

30th Anniversary Celebration a Great Success

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This past Saturday IATSE Local 479 finished up the year with a special holiday party designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charter of our Local (which is officially October 1st, 1986). (more…)

Save the Date: 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Local 479 Members please save space on your calendar for the evening of December 10th to join your fellow members in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the charter of IATSE Local 479.  This invitation is open to all 479 members in good standing along with one guest.  Festivities begin at 7:00pm and end at 11:00pm. Dress will be cocktail attire (not black tie). Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar.  We will have guests from the International as well as State and local government representatives.  PLEASE take time to RSVP via (more…)

Golf Tournament Returns in Spring

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The Local 479 / Local 600 Charity Golf Tournament will be returning to its normal Spring schedule, giving you more time to practice your putting. If you’d like to get involved in helping with this event get in touch with Kathy Tonkin. More information in a few months!

Local 479 Hosts YWC Conference

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Local 479 President Ray Brown opened the 2016 Young Worker’s Conference with great enthusiasm yesterday to a packed house in our local’s meeting hall. Thanks to all of our (more…)

Women’s Committee to Host Wellness Day

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IATSE Local 479 Women’s Committee would like to extend an invitation to members and their spouses to our upcoming Wellness Day on Sunday, May 1st. This event will be open to IA members in good standing and/or their spouses. Please join us for breakfast at 9am, where there will be a variety of speakers, followed by a self-guided tour of local vendors that provide many health services in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Local food trucks will be in attendance in the afternoon. Please bring your insurance card to see what your health plan can do for you. This is a free event with a great opportunity to meet other women in the film industry!

YWC Oscars Viewing Party

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Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee has organized a social mixer for our younger members between the ages of 18 and 35. Get spiffed up and celebrate this year’s Academy Awards with us on Sunday, February 28th. Members only, more information has been sent out to members via email.

The 2015 Holiday Party

The 2015 Holiday Party

The 2015 Holiday Party took place on Saturday, December the 12th at Local 479’s new headquarters building. An enormous 50’ by 150’ tent was set up to accommodate the more than 1,000 members who elected to participate in a day of fun and fellowship. Santa took time from his final production schedule to fly into Atlanta to visit with (more…)