IATSE Local 479 Recognized by House Resolution
On the morning of March 15, 2017, IATSE Local 479 was recognized in the legislative session with House Resolution 488, the full text of which is included below. A link to a PDF of the actual resolution is provided here: House Resolution 488 (PDF)
House Resolution 488
By: Representatives Stephens of the 165th, Stephens of the 164th, Petrea of the 166th, Gordon of the 163rd, and Gilliard of the 162nd
Recognizing and commending the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 479; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 479 represents the artisans, craftsmen, technicians, and other skilled workers in the film and entertainment industry in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, IATSE is one of the proud organizations participating in Georgia Film Day, a day set aside to be a special celebration of the film and entertainment industry at the state capitol on March 15, 2017; and
WHEREAS, IATSE was a charter member of EDGE, the consortium of film and entertainment organizations which worked with the Georgia Legislature more than a decade ago to enact the initial film tax credit to nurture the film industry in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, since the passage of film tax credit legislation, the State of Georgia has steadily become a premier location for the production of film, television, video, and related theatrical features; and
WHEREAS, the members of IATSE make up the skilled labor force of more than 5,000 men and women across the State of Georgia who make possible the production of film, television, video, and related theatrical features in the state; and
WHEREAS, the economic impact of the film industry in Georgia has steadily grown over the years to where it currently is measured to have a more than $5 billion positive impact on the economy of the State of Georgia; and
WHEREAS, the Georgia House of Representatives wishes to acknowledge IATSE and applaud it for the work it has done over the years, as well as recognize the role IATSE will continue to play in the film industry in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the outstanding work of this fine organization and its members be appropriately recognized.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and commend the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees for its achievements and contributions to further the film industry in Georgia and extend best wishes for continued success.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to make an appropriate copy of this resolution available for distribution to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.