479 NEWS

The Local 479 Field Representative Team

Local 479 currently employs three Field Representatives who you may already know, or will meet at some point during your career in the film and television industry.  Theresa Khouri, Billy Deacon, and A.B. Cooper work together and with Business Agent Mike Akins as a team to provide our membership with a wide and flexible net of representation.

Longtime members likely know one or more of the field rep staff, but newer members and transfers may not and for that reason we have produced this article to provide a history of Local 479’s Field Rep staff, the general responsibilities of the Field Reps, the reporting structure for representation, and the role of Field Reps in the (more…)

Calculating Meal Penalties

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While members are strongly encouraged to read and understand the various contracts under which we operate it can still be confusing to understand when you are and are not eligible to receive meal penalties, and what to do when a production calls for “grace”. To help make things easier for our members we have created a flowchart that (more…)

Determining Travel / Mileage Eligibility

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While members are strongly encouraged to read and understand the various contracts under which we operate it can still be confusing to understand when you are and are not eligible to receive compensation for travel to location. To help make things easier for our members we have created a flowchart that (more…)

Determining Your Hiring Status

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While members are strongly encouraged to read and understand the various contracts under which we operate it can still be confusing to understand the conditions of your hire status based on a variety of factors, including the location of the Production Center, the location of the production office, and the residence of the member. To help make things easier for our members we have created a flowchart that (more…)