479 NEWS

Revised Area Standards Agreement Now Available

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Hardcopies of the Area Standards Agreement (ASA) are now in the office and available to all members. Every member of the Local should have a copy of this document in their possession, as it documents the agreement between signatory employers and IATSE and includes details on wages, work days, work weeks, rest periods, production centers, distant hires, per diem, and many, many other details relevant to your employment under the ASA. Those of you working shows should speak to your stewards and field reps, as they will be distributing copies over the next several days and weeks.

Late Fee Policy (Update)

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Today Local 479 announced that we will be streamlining our Late Fee policy with a clean slate program. To learn more about how these changes may affect you be sure to consult today’s Breaking News email. If you have questions about these changes or about your account in general please contact our office during regular business hours. Be sure to add the email address billing@iatse479.org to your contacts list to ensure that you receive your bills on time.

Vacation Checks Are On The Way!

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At the October 2015 general membership meeting our local voted in favor of the Vacation Fund Incentive and as a result, vacation checks have been calculated and are already on their way to qualifying members. To understand the details of how to qualify for this member incentive check your member email.

Open Enrollment 2016

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Once again it is open enrollment period for Plan C Health Benefits. The mailing of statements has begun and all statements should be received by the end of the Thanksgiving Holiday. This is an opportunity to enroll if you are not currently enrolled (if eligible) or the opportunity to make needed changes for the best possible coverage for you or your family. New enrollments, payments and changes are due in the (more…)

Kickball Tournament A Fun Time For All

2015 Kickball Tournament in Piedmont Park

After an initial postponement due to a rain out, Local 479’s Young Workers Committee successfully launched this rollicking kickball tourney to benefit The Global Village Project School, raising $18,425 on behalf of the Atlanta-based charity, which helps refugee girls with interrupted schooling to gain access to the education necessary to pursue their dreams.

More than $18,000 raised for The Global Village Project School

12 teams faced off at Piedmont Park, pitting the crews of shows like The Walking Dead, Finding Carter, Game of Silence, and The Originals against several grip departments, a team from (more…)

Tour of the New Local 479 Member Facility

Welcome to your new headquarters building! Here’s a quick photographic orientation tour of the new space.

Front Entrance to New Building

Front Entrance – the front entrance to our new offices will provide convenient access to the administrative offices as well as to the new meeting hall. Improvements to this area are planned for later in the year, including paving and landscaping.

Keep reading past the break to see more photographs of our new headquarters.

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Local 479’s Historic Move to Larger Facility

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The new IATSE Local 479 Atlanta Headquarters has moved to a larger building on the adjacent property.

On June 19th, 2015, IATSE Local 479’s unprecedented decade of growth was highlighted by a transition to a  larger member-owned facility, directly adjacent to the offices the local has occupied for the past two years.

Younger members may be interested to learn that their local’s office has moved many times since it was first chartered on October 1, 1986. The local’s first real office space was located along Piedmont Avenue, just south of Cheshire Bridge Road.

Several years later, no longer able to afford the expense of (more…)

Local 479 Welcomes New Members With In-Depth Orientation Class

Attendees (not in order of photo): Aaron Terrell II, Adric Braithwaite, Alan Wade, Albert Omstead, Alex Askew, Amanda Mattison, Andres Velasco, Antarius Terrell, Anthony Bryant, Anthony Crowder, Anthony Favors Jr, Anthony Roberts, Asa Rains, Ashley Bennett, Barry Lamonds, Bonnie Johnston, Brad Irvin, Bradley Bergeron, Brenda Turnbull/David Turnbull, Brett Chapman, Carl H. Smith , Charles McIntosh, Chris Whittle, Clay Marshall, Clayton Bixby, Clayton Marshall, Damon Bartraw, David Allen, David Getty, David Salter, Derrick Holt, Forrest McCready IV, Frances Haggard, Heather Cap, Heather Schroeder, Ian McCall, Ivan Silva Galvan, Jack Mowry, Jason Stowell, Jeremy Harris, John Davis, John Statzell, Joseph Bell, Joshua Indenbaum, Justin Jordan, Katelyn Brammer, Kevin Hicks, Kim Sullivan, Larry Webb Jr, Lee Marritt, Levi Stanley, Louis Rendemonti, Luan Agostinho, Mark McMullen, Marlin Dixon, Matt Barnes, Matt Pendergrass, Meagen Lee, Micah Bell-Hall, Michael Chavis, Michael Gwinn, Michael Holderfield, Michael Medders, Michelle Liu, Mitcheal Toles, Ralph Maxwell, Rick Barr, Rusty Hickman-Maria, Ryan Golias, Sam Croper, Samuel Morgan Cooper, Samuel Roy, Shakuta Winkfield, Shane Detwiler, Shaun Whitmer, Sheri Devane, Steve Sylvester, Tammy Tate, Thomas Kerns, Thomas Loisel, Thomas Stokes Turner, Tim Chapman, Timothy Lawrence, Tina Ross, Todd Baker, Todd Burr, Tomoko Goddard, Trent Arant, Tucker Kress, Wendell E. Phifer, Wiliiam Landell lll, William “Bret” Chapman, Yasmeen Mezenner, Yull Banks, Yvette Wade Guest

Attendees (not in order of photo): Aaron Terrell II, Adric Braithwaite, Alan Wade, Albert Omstead, Alex Askew, Amanda Mattison, Andres Velasco, Antarius Terrell, Anthony Bryant, Anthony Crowder, Anthony Favors Jr, Anthony Roberts, Asa Rains, Ashley Bennett, Barry Lamonds, Bonnie Johnston, Brad Irvin, Bradley Bergeron, Brenda Turnbull/David Turnbull, Brett Chapman, Carl H. Smith , Charles McIntosh, Chris Whittle, Clay Marshall, Clayton Bixby, Clayton Marshall, Damon Bartraw, David Allen, David Getty, David Salter, Derrick Holt, Forrest McCready IV, Frances Haggard, Heather Cap, Heather Schroeder, Ian McCall, Ivan Silva Galvan, Jack Mowry, Jason Stowell, Jeremy Harris, John Davis, John Statzell, Joseph Bell, Joshua Indenbaum, Justin Jordan, Katelyn Brammer, Kevin Hicks, Kim Sullivan, Larry Webb Jr, Lee Marritt, Levi Stanley, Louis Rendemonti, Luan Agostinho, Mark McMullen, Marlin Dixon, Matt Barnes, Matt Pendergrass, Meagen Lee, Micah Bell-Hall, Michael Chavis, Michael Gwinn, Michael Holderfield, Michael Medders, Michelle Liu, Mitcheal Toles, Ralph Maxwell, Rick Barr, Rusty Hickman-Maria, Ryan Golias, Sam Croper, Samuel Morgan Cooper, Samuel Roy, Shakuta Winkfield, Shane Detwiler, Shaun Whitmer, Sheri Devane, Steve Sylvester, Tammy Tate, Thomas Kerns, Thomas Loisel, Thomas Stokes Turner, Tim Chapman, Timothy Lawrence, Tina Ross, Todd Baker, Todd Burr, Tomoko Goddard, Trent Arant, Tucker Kress, Wendell E. Phifer, Wiliiam Landell lll, William “Bret” Chapman, Yasmeen Mezenner, Yull Banks, Yvette Wade Guest

On July 18th, 2015, Local 479 Director of Education Kevin Amick, conducted the largest new member orientation class to-date, with 93 participants. Kevin has asked us to thank Billy Deacon, Theresa Khouri, and AB Cooper for their participation in this well-attended event. A delicious lunch was prepared by Stephanie Beman. Local 479 wishes all of these members good luck in this VERY competitive business and hope that they will do their part to contribute to the next chapter in our state’s motion picture industry.