479 NEWS

Made in Georgia with Georgia Crews

Last year film crews from the State of Georgia helped produce more than 160 feature films, episodic television and video-on-demand projects. Georgia provided locations and trained crews for each of those projects, from the critically-acclaimed FX Network’s series ‘Atlanta’ (16 nominations for 2018) to the award-winning Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ (12 Emmy nominations for 2018) to the record-grossing feature ‘Black Panther’ ($699,903,880 domestic, as of July 17, 2018).

Georgia is a great place to produce world class projects of every size.


Georgia has the Crewbase

Georgia-based IATSE locals provide the industry with more than 6,000 skilled technicians and state legislators remain strong advocates of the state’s film industry, committed to providing a trained workforce and a production-friendly environment.


Georgia Crews are Trained

First chartered in 1986, IATSE Local 479 has grown from a few hundred to more than 5,000 trained members. Along the way the Local has expanded its member services, most notably with the formation of an Education program with its own dedicated 9,000 square foot education facility. The Local 479 Education Department offers a wide range of craft and safety training classes, providing students with hands-on experience with craft-essential tasks, led by veteran department heads and vendors with a deep knowledge of both craft and technology.

Training Partnerships

IATSE Local 479 has established a rich variety of training opportunities with the partnership of a range of organizations and agencies, from the IATSE Training Trust Fund, where Local 479 offers its members online A and A2 training classes, to instructor-led Heartsaver CPR courses from the American Heart Association, where our courses have already saved lives. The Local has also offered its members additional online training through Lynda.com for several years.