479 NEWS

Vigilance Personal Safety Class a Success

Participants in the Vigilance workshop learned techniques for saving themselves in dangerous situations.

On Sunday, January 27th IATSE Local 479 welcomed our members and their families, as well as our friends from the local film industry to a situational awareness workshop presented by experts from The Vigilance Group.

Retired military experts Moose Moore, Russ Bohlinger, and Patrick Terry worked with participants to outline the precepts of living safely in a dangerous (more…)

Get Swag at Member Blood Drive – February 2019

2019 Blood Drive - February

On Sunday, February 17th, the American Red Cross will bring their mobile blood donation unit to our General Membership meeting. They’ll be parked outside from 11am until 4pm, collecting blood from qualified members, family, and friends. People who donate will get some cool Local 479 swag – a fleece cap or a scarf! (more…)

When to Expect a Tax Refund During the Government Shutdown

Concerned about not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown? Worry no more!

Here’s when you can look forward to your tax refund in 2019…

As the partial government shutdown grinds on, the Internal Revenue Service has recalled 46,000 furloughed workers to process tax returns and issue refunds this year.

The returning employees, who will work without pay until the government reopens, will help get you your refund in a timely manner this year.

But what exactly does “timely manner” mean? (more…)

First Man Oscar Nom for Sound Mixer Mary Ellis

Sound Mixer Mary Ellis Receives Oscar Nomination for First Man

Local 479 is pleased to announce that Sound Mixer Mary H. Ellis has been nominated for an Academy Award as a member of the Sound Department on the feature film “First Man“.  This is Mary’s second Oscar nomination in two years. She was previously nominated as part of the sound team on (more…)

Local 479 Members Nominated for 2019 ADG Awards

Local 479 Members up for 2019 ADG awards for episode 206 of episodic television program called Atlanta

Congratulations to the Art Department team of Timothy D. O’Brien, Aimee Athnos, and Taylor Mosbey for their nomination for an Art Directors Guild award for their work on the popular FX Network series Atlanta.  The 2019 ADG nomination marks the second time this team has been recognized for their work on the critically-received episode titled (more…)

Mary Ellis and Flip Borrero Nominated For CAS Awards

Mary Ellis and Flip Borrero Nominated for CAS Awards

IATSE Local 479 is pleased to announce that two of our members have been nominated for the 55th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Production Mixers Mary Ellis (First Man) and Felipe Borrero (Ozark).

The 55th Annual CAS Awards will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom.

[see full article on CinemaAudioSociety.com]

 

Are you a 479 member who has been nominated for an industry award? Please contact 479media@iatse479.org with the details.

2018 Robert Vazquez Scholarship Winners

The winners of the 2018 Robert Vazquez IATSE 479 Scholarship were announced to the membership at the 2018 December General Membership Meeting by Vice President Whit Norris. Due to a 5-way tie on the submitted essays the Executive Board voted to award an additional scholarship for the 2018 cycle.

Congratulations to the following entrants… (more…)

Business Agent’s End of Year Report 2018

From the Desk of Mike Akins, Business Agent IATSE Local 479

 

Wow what a rollercoaster year!

2018 held both challenges and great celebrations for our industry. Our state’s political campaigns were in the spotlight for most of the year, and while this caused some to feel uncertain about the future of the entertainment industry in Georgia, Local 479 continued to watch work flood to our state, keeping our membership busy.

We feel confident and excited about 2019’s opportunities.

 

125 Years of IATSE

This year saw milestones achieved for the IATSE, and Local 479 was there to celebrate with them. IATSE celebrated its 125th Anniversary this past July. Looking back at the past 125 years was a humbling experience, and it’s inspiring to know that though our union was established in the brutally difficult economic climate of 1893, it succeeded in its purpose to protect the working class even then. We have come so far, and Local 479 is proud to be part of such a strong union.

IATSE on YouTube: As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we reflect on the history of the IATSE. Since our founding in 1893, the strength and solidarity of our members has bettered the lives of workers throughout the entertainment industry.

 

2018-2021 Area Standards Agreement

Our biggest contract also underwent re-negotiations in 2018, and we are pleased to have achieved gains in both conditions and wages. Our biggest gain was in relation to the new media aspect of the contract, which refers to streaming content and has recently become one of the most popular distribution platforms. We now have (more…)

2019 Dues Incentive Plan

2019 Quarterly Dues Incentive Plan Rules for Qualification

The Local 479 Dues Incentive Plan was once again approved by a vote of the membership in the October General Membership Meeting. This means that members who meet the following criteria will have their quarterly membership dues paid for by (more…)

Member Dashboard is Back Up

Member Dashboard Now Online

Local 479’s Member Dashboard returned to service over the weekend following the implementation of important updates to web components of the member database.  Many thanks to our members for your patience as our team has worked to install and de-bug updates to this important member tool.  While a few of the improvements have yet to be released, we have launched the website early (with limitations) because of the looming deadline of November 30th for members to make sure they have a $0.00 balance in order to qualify for the (more…)