479 NEWS

How Does the New Tax Reform Law Affect You?

Tax Reform & You

Earlier this month the President signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut known as H.R. 1 into law and financial advisors have been scrambling to provide their customers with detailed information on the tax implications associated with this new piece of legislation. With the exception of some changes to medical expense deductions your 2017 taxes will be unaffected by this new law, but beginning on January 1, 2018, all of your business will fall under these new rules. Please consult with a tax expert to understand how your taxes may (more…)

Lending Solutions for Members Seeking a Mortgage

Learn how to find a lender who can help you get a mortgage

People who work in film and television have traditionally faced great difficulty in qualifying for mortgages because traditional lenders do not understand the unique income structure of the entertainment industry. This article explains some misconceptions by our members, contributing factors as to why most traditional lenders are reluctant to issue loans to film/television technicians, and provides (more…)

479 Members Vote to Reduce Dues

This past Sunday members attending our General Membership meeting voted to once again implement several rebate programs to effectively reduce our members’ working dues from 3% to 2%, quite possibly the lowest working dues available for locals working under the same collective bargaining agreement as 479. Our Secretary / Treasurer Frank Hatcher sat down on Wednesday to explain how these dues-reducing programs work. (more…)