479 NEWS

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…)

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!

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…)

Local Hosts Tailgating Party At Braves Stadium

2015 Braves Night

On a beautiful September evening a large number of Local 479 members met at the Atlanta Braves stadium for a catered in-the-park tailgating session prior to the game. The event was the first large scale gathering the Local has held in quite some time and it was well attended. The seats were (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…)

Braves Night 2015!

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Local 479 would like to invite all members in good standing, along with their families, to the IATSE Local 479 Braves Night! Come join us in cheering on the Atlanta Braves as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday September 19, 2015, at 7:10PM. The union will host a “tailgate” gathering complete with food in the Right Field Patio area (inside the stadium) at 5:00PM – a full 2 hours before the game. Every member in good standing can bring their spouse/significant other, children & grandchildren. DETAILS on how to sign up have been sent out via email, and note that you *must* RSVP BY August 1st to qualify for this sponsored outing.

First Annual YWC Charity Kickball Tournament Announced

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The IATSE Local 479 Young Workers Committee have announced their “kick-off” event: The 1st Annual YWC Charity Kickball Tournament! Every show is invited to form a team of 15 players and play against other shows in an all day event. If you are not on a show but still want to play in the tournament you can always register as a free agent and be assigned to a team. Teams can be comprised of any members of your show’s cast or crew – IATSE, DGA, PA’s, WHATEVER! All proceeds benefit The Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls located in Decatur, GA. (more…)