479 NEWS

Stand Up and Vote

Representatives of Stand Up and Vote were helping members get registered at our last General Membership meeting.

Members of Local 479’s Young Workers Committee met representatives from Stand up and Vote at the Power to the Polls event in January and invited them to Local 479’s April General Membership meeting to help members register to vote. Eligible voters include (but are not limited to) people who will be turning 18 before the election, anyone who has moved into the area since the previous election, and ex-felons who have completed their parole. Making your presence felt at the polls is more important than ever and registering to vote is the first step in that process. The Young Workers have invited representatives from Stand up and Vote to future membership meetings to continue registering Georgia voters. If you would like to have Stand up and vote attend an event that you are holding contact them via their website: www.Georgiastandup.org

Kickball Tournament Delivers Big Win for Atlanta’s Youth

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The Young Worker’s Committee of IATSE Local 479 held their 3rd Annual Atlanta Film Community Charity Kickball Tournament at Central Park, Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 24, 2017. This year’s charity was Atlanta’s own Castleberry Hill Athletic (more…)

Are You Ready for Some Kickball?

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This year Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee has dedicated the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament to the Castleberry Hill Athletic Club, a 501-c3 non-profit organization with the mission of converting unused urban areas into community destinations.  This year’s tournament will commence on Sunday, September 24th at Noon and will last until (more…)

Young to the Industry Networking Panel

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This past Sunday, April 2nd, the Young Workers Committee hosted a panel for members who are young to the industry, regardless of age, and as always all members in good standing were welcome to attend. The goal of this event was teach new members how to go about getting their first gigs and included strategies for developing and furthering a career over time.  This panel provided an opportunity for new members to begin building relationships with each other and to meet and learn from their more experienced brothers and sisters who (more…)

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…)

2017 Health & Wellness Day Wrap-Up

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IATSE Local 479 Benefits Coordinator Lauralyn Walsh reports that this year’s Health & Wellness Day saw an increase in attendance and looks forward to even more growth for next year’s event. In addition to the screenings mentioned in this year’s announcement, the event also included specialized hearing exams and testing for prostate cancer. The remote mammogram testing team was unable to be secured due to low pre-registration by our membership, which is largely due to our membership’s age skewing younger. (more…)

A Homerun for Georgia’s Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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On September 11th Local 479’s Young Workers Committee hosted its second annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament in Central Park, raising more than $26,000 for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation (gafallenfirefighters.org). Sixteen teams from across Atlanta’s production community faced off on six fields in an epic battle for first place. Team MacGyver took the top spot, earning their name on the YWC’s loving cup trophy, permanently displayed in the office for all to see.

More than $26,000 raised for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation!

The YWC selected this charity in commemoration of the sacrifice of our nation’s firefighters on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The amount raised by the YWC and its partnering organizations and sponsors is especially significant, as the GFFF’s entire annual budget comes from donations, and since they typically only raise about $15,000 annually our contribution more than doubled their annual donations, providing them with the ability to provide enhanced support to the men and women they serve in Georgia and its neighboring states.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible, from sponsors to volunteers to players – you should all be proud of this work!

About the GFFF

The Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) dedicated to the families and departments of Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths in Georgia.  The Foundation was born out of the Georgia Local Assistance State Team (L.A.S.T.). While many states have traditional L.A.S.T. teams, Georgia’s team had expanded beyond the traditional teams service capabilities in the provision of services to departments and families who have suffered a Line of Duty Death. Officially beginning business December 1, 2011 the foundation was formed by three of the Georgia L.A.S.T. original founding members; Dennis Thayer, Ronnie Payne and David Bradley.

List of Teams

This year there were a total of 16 teams!

  1. Dirty Byrds
  2. SAG-AFTRA
  3. Team Headless
  4. Local 798
  5. Spider-Man
  6. MacGyver (The Champions!)
  7. Team Medics
  8. Local 600 YWC
  9. Misfits
  10. Get Scene Studios
  11. Where’s the Beer?
  12. Team NFG
  13. Walking Dead
  14. Local 600
  15. Grip House Power Lab
  16. Leisure Seeker

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YWC Sponsors List

Listed below is a partial list of this year’s sponsors and prize contributors.

  • ALL Crane Rental of Georgia
  • Argosy Restaurant
  • Atlanta Movie Tours
  • Atlanta Rocks!
  • Bar Taco
  • Barbizon Lighting Company
  • Bone Lick BBQ
  • Botwalla Indiat Street Grill
  • Bridge Furniture & Props
  • Brown Bag Soap Co
  • Chai Pani
  • Chapman Leonard
  • Clothing Warehouse
  • Colbi & Co
  • Concentric Restaurant Group
  • Core Power Yoga
  • Crew Thrones
  • Dad’s Garage
  • Dance 411
  • Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
  • Dangling Carrot
  • Decatur Yoga and Pilates
  • Edgewood Speakeasy
  • EUE Screen Gems
  • Fallen Arrows
  • Fifth Group Restaurants
  • Fit Wit
  • Flying Biscuit
  • Game Changing Films
  • Gano Sales & Rental
  • Gehati
  • Genki
  • Georgia Film Commission
  • Georgian Terrace Hotel
  • Get Scene Studios
  • Gotham Sound
  • Hanna Brothers
  • HD Harris Diversified
  • Holeman & Finch
  • ISS
  • J. Eames
  • Johnnys Hideaway
  • Juliens Cosmetics and Skincare
  • Keller Williams Reality
  • Killjoy Tshirts
  • Kimball House
  • Landmark Theatre
  • Le Petit Marche
  • Line and Space
  • Local 798
  • Lotta Frutta Fruit House
  • Love Travels
  • Mailing Avenue Stageworks
  • Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern
  • Naan Stop
  • Nic & Norman’s
  • No Mas Cantina
  • Octane Coffee
  • Oz Publishing
  • Panavision Atlanta
  • Paper Bones
  • PC&E
  • Penny Stitches
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Power Lab
  • ProCare Cleaners
  • Remax
  • Renee Gorman
  • Rep Your Hood
  • Rise N Dine
  • Sequins & Lipstick Paper Co
  • Shirts Y’all
  • Six Feet Under
  • St. Regis
  • Stamp.com
  • Stoddards Range and Guns
  • Sweetwater Brewing
  • Terminal West
  • The Elder Tree
  • The Engineer Guy
  • The Flying Biscuit
  • The Optimist
  • The Rag Place
  • The Shed
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead
  • Tootsies
  • trew audio
  • Vortex
  • Warner Brothers Props
  • Willy’s Mexicana Grill
  • Zypsiolla

2016 Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament Thank You!

Special thanks to the leadership from our various locals and guilds participating in the kickball tournament yesterday!

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Leaders present, from left to right:  Christina Fiers (National Sergeant at Arms, Local 600), Darla McGlamery (Atlanta Business Representative, Local 600), Michael Akins (Business Agent, Local 479), Raymond Brown, Jr. (President, Local 479), Rick Reitz (President, SAG-AFTRA, Atlanta Local), Alfeo Dixon (Co-Chair of National Training Committee, Local 600) for all you do to guide and encourage our young workers in their crafts!! #ywc #youngworkerscommittee

Young Worker’s Conference a Success

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Less than a year after its foundation the Local 479 Young Workers Committee was selected to sponsor the National Young Worker’s Conference in the meeting hall at Local 479’s headquarters building, from May 19th through 21st. More than 100 Young IATSE Workers traveled to (more…)

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…)