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EP Cease Filing for Members

 Posted in: Breaking News,Financial News

Today we confirmed with the GDOL that they have released a new program called the "Claims Conversion Program" which allows employers that have been filing weekly UI claims on behalf of employees to convert those claims over to an individual...

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Member Spotlight: Glenn Peison and Kazz Walding Helping Fellow Members Navigate GDOL Unemployment Claims Process

 Posted in: Community,Membership

Several weeks ago Local 479 member Glenn Peison set up a Facebook group called Atlanta Art Department: Covid-19.  His original intention for the group was to serve as a resource for people to share and discuss the latest health and safety information...

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Member Helps Fellow Medics Deploy to Fight Covid-19

 Posted in: Community,Membership

It’s a typical Pandemic Wednesday for Elizabeth Cuvar as she drives south of Atlanta on Interstate 75 to pick up supplies for her job.  In the days before anyone had heard of Covid-19 Elizabeth worked as a medic in Georgia’s thriving film and...

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Member Highlight: Stephanie Morales’ Crew Feeding First Responders

 Posted in: Community,Membership

In mid-March of this year productions across the country were suspended in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  As film workers everywhere went home to shelter in place we all realized that our industry might be facing an extended period without...

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Doug Collins Requests Financial Relief for Georgia’s Film Industry

 Posted in: Breaking News,Georgia,Industry News

United States Representative Doug Collins has written a letter of support for our industry to the Speaker of the House, encouraging Congress to pursue financial relief for entertainment workers affected by the pause in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Freelancers, contractors,...

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President Brown: IATSE Local 479 Acts to Assist Members During COVID-19 Crisis

 Posted in: President's Report

Sisters and Brothers of Local 479, As I write you today it is clear that we have found ourselves in a sudden and unpredictable landscape. The uncertainty that surrounds the COVID-19 virus has impacted our industry unlike anything we have...

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