479 NEWS

How to Guarantee an Email Response from the Local

The staff of Local 479 strives every day to answer the calls and emails of our members, members of our sister locals, producers, and more. Please be aware that some of the local’s most frequently used email addresses are designed to transmit information to members, not to receive responses. This post should address any questions you have regarding the best way to communicate with the local via email. (more…)

The 2016 Local 479 Elections

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Ballots will be mailed out today, Friday, October 21st, for an election to fill three positions in our local. The candidates for this year are listed below, alphabetically by office then last name. Incumbents are denoted out to the side with the (more…)

Vacation Check Update

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Despite our best efforts to inform our membership of the details of Local 479’s Vacation Check program there are still a few members who have missed our announcements at meetings, email alerts and social media shares. The program is very simple: you will be receiving a vacation check IF you were in good standing at the end of the year AND if you contributed more than (more…)

Late Fee Policy (Update)

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Today Local 479 announced that we will be streamlining our Late Fee policy with a clean slate program. To learn more about how these changes may affect you be sure to consult today’s Breaking News email. If you have questions about these changes or about your account in general please contact our office during regular business hours. Be sure to add the email address billing@iatse479.org to your contacts list to ensure that you receive your bills on time.

Vacation Checks Are On The Way!

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At the October 2015 general membership meeting our local voted in favor of the Vacation Fund Incentive and as a result, vacation checks have been calculated and are already on their way to qualifying members. To understand the details of how to qualify for this member incentive check your member email.

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.

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…)

2016 Membership Dues are Free

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Per the membership’s vote at the meeting on October, 25th, Local 479 will be rewarding the Quarterly Dues Incentive Plan for 2016 to members who (more…)

Top 6 Ways To Keep From Being Expelled

Local 479 Secretary/Treasurer Frank Hatcher provides six sure-fire ways to remain in good standing and not find yourself owing back-assessments.

  1. Log into your account at iaentertainment-locals.org. On the main page you will see if you have a balance due and if your account is in good standing. Click the tab labeled “Charges” to review types and amount of charges to your account and to determine if you have a balance due.
  2. Make sure you open all emails from Local 479. If you have a charge or a balance due, notification will arrive by email.
  3. Pay all quarterly dues for the year as soon as you receive your annual statement. There is a $4.00 discount if you pay for the entire year and before the deadline.
  4. If a dues incentive has been voted by the membership for the year, be doubly sure your account is current as of the end of November.
  5. Check every paystub to ensure that a 3% work dues assessment has been taken out. Do the math: find the amount of gross pay for the period and multiply that number by .03, the result is the amount due to Local 479 for that pay period. If the amount does not match or is missing entirely, inform the payroll accountant as soon as you can. Imagine the pain of learning that you owe several hundred dollars in assessments to the Local following an audit, long after a show has wrapped and you’ve spent the money.
  6. If you have a question regarding your status or any other financial question, do not hesitate to give me or anyone else in office a call. Frank Hatcher (404) 361-5676, Ext.. 109.

Local 479 Welcomes New Members With In-Depth Orientation Class

Attendees (not in order of photo): Aaron Terrell II, Adric Braithwaite, Alan Wade, Albert Omstead, Alex Askew, Amanda Mattison, Andres Velasco, Antarius Terrell, Anthony Bryant, Anthony Crowder, Anthony Favors Jr, Anthony Roberts, Asa Rains, Ashley Bennett, Barry Lamonds, Bonnie Johnston, Brad Irvin, Bradley Bergeron, Brenda Turnbull/David Turnbull, Brett Chapman, Carl H. Smith , Charles McIntosh, Chris Whittle, Clay Marshall, Clayton Bixby, Clayton Marshall, Damon Bartraw, David Allen, David Getty, David Salter, Derrick Holt, Forrest McCready IV, Frances Haggard, Heather Cap, Heather Schroeder, Ian McCall, Ivan Silva Galvan, Jack Mowry, Jason Stowell, Jeremy Harris, John Davis, John Statzell, Joseph Bell, Joshua Indenbaum, Justin Jordan, Katelyn Brammer, Kevin Hicks, Kim Sullivan, Larry Webb Jr, Lee Marritt, Levi Stanley, Louis Rendemonti, Luan Agostinho, Mark McMullen, Marlin Dixon, Matt Barnes, Matt Pendergrass, Meagen Lee, Micah Bell-Hall, Michael Chavis, Michael Gwinn, Michael Holderfield, Michael Medders, Michelle Liu, Mitcheal Toles, Ralph Maxwell, Rick Barr, Rusty Hickman-Maria, Ryan Golias, Sam Croper, Samuel Morgan Cooper, Samuel Roy, Shakuta Winkfield, Shane Detwiler, Shaun Whitmer, Sheri Devane, Steve Sylvester, Tammy Tate, Thomas Kerns, Thomas Loisel, Thomas Stokes Turner, Tim Chapman, Timothy Lawrence, Tina Ross, Todd Baker, Todd Burr, Tomoko Goddard, Trent Arant, Tucker Kress, Wendell E. Phifer, Wiliiam Landell lll, William “Bret” Chapman, Yasmeen Mezenner, Yull Banks, Yvette Wade Guest

Attendees (not in order of photo): Aaron Terrell II, Adric Braithwaite, Alan Wade, Albert Omstead, Alex Askew, Amanda Mattison, Andres Velasco, Antarius Terrell, Anthony Bryant, Anthony Crowder, Anthony Favors Jr, Anthony Roberts, Asa Rains, Ashley Bennett, Barry Lamonds, Bonnie Johnston, Brad Irvin, Bradley Bergeron, Brenda Turnbull/David Turnbull, Brett Chapman, Carl H. Smith , Charles McIntosh, Chris Whittle, Clay Marshall, Clayton Bixby, Clayton Marshall, Damon Bartraw, David Allen, David Getty, David Salter, Derrick Holt, Forrest McCready IV, Frances Haggard, Heather Cap, Heather Schroeder, Ian McCall, Ivan Silva Galvan, Jack Mowry, Jason Stowell, Jeremy Harris, John Davis, John Statzell, Joseph Bell, Joshua Indenbaum, Justin Jordan, Katelyn Brammer, Kevin Hicks, Kim Sullivan, Larry Webb Jr, Lee Marritt, Levi Stanley, Louis Rendemonti, Luan Agostinho, Mark McMullen, Marlin Dixon, Matt Barnes, Matt Pendergrass, Meagen Lee, Micah Bell-Hall, Michael Chavis, Michael Gwinn, Michael Holderfield, Michael Medders, Michelle Liu, Mitcheal Toles, Ralph Maxwell, Rick Barr, Rusty Hickman-Maria, Ryan Golias, Sam Croper, Samuel Morgan Cooper, Samuel Roy, Shakuta Winkfield, Shane Detwiler, Shaun Whitmer, Sheri Devane, Steve Sylvester, Tammy Tate, Thomas Kerns, Thomas Loisel, Thomas Stokes Turner, Tim Chapman, Timothy Lawrence, Tina Ross, Todd Baker, Todd Burr, Tomoko Goddard, Trent Arant, Tucker Kress, Wendell E. Phifer, Wiliiam Landell lll, William “Bret” Chapman, Yasmeen Mezenner, Yull Banks, Yvette Wade Guest

On July 18th, 2015, Local 479 Director of Education Kevin Amick, conducted the largest new member orientation class to-date, with 93 participants. Kevin has asked us to thank Billy Deacon, Theresa Khouri, and AB Cooper for their participation in this well-attended event. A delicious lunch was prepared by Stephanie Beman. Local 479 wishes all of these members good luck in this VERY competitive business and hope that they will do their part to contribute to the next chapter in our state’s motion picture industry.