479 NEWS

Vacation Check Update

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Despite our best efforts to inform our membership of the details of Local 479’s Vacation Check program there are still a few members who have missed our announcements at meetings, email alerts and social media shares. The program is very simple: you will be receiving a vacation check IF you were in good standing at the end of the year AND if you contributed more than (more…)

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.

Local 479 Awarded Jurisdiction for Majority of Alabama

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At our most recent General Membership Meeting, we were pleased to announce to our membership that Local 479 has been awarded the geographical jurisdiction of the state of Alabama (minus Mobile and its vicinity) by the IA. Local 479 will represent the the craft jurisdiction of Studio Mechanics in this area, while (more…)

Thank You, Georgia!

The working men and women of Local 479 would like to say “Thank You!” to Georgia’s state legislature and Governor Nathan Deal for their leadership in making Georgia a top destination for the motion picture and television industry.

YWC Oscars Viewing Party

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Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee has organized a social mixer for our younger members between the ages of 18 and 35. Get spiffed up and celebrate this year’s Academy Awards with us on Sunday, February 28th. Members only, more information has been sent out to members via email.

The 2015 Holiday Party

The 2015 Holiday Party

The 2015 Holiday Party took place on Saturday, December the 12th at Local 479’s new headquarters building. An enormous 50’ by 150’ tent was set up to accommodate the more than 1,000 members who elected to participate in a day of fun and fellowship. Santa took time from his final production schedule to fly into Atlanta to visit with (more…)

2015 Facility Updates

Most of the planned improvements to Local 479’s new facility have been completed (or are nearing completion) and as 2015 wraps up it’s a good time to look back at how much has been accomplished this past year.

New Video System – a new video system was added to the assembly hall this fall. The new system allows us to participate in remote video conferences, conduct presentations by beaming camera coverage to the televisions inside and outside the assembly hall. Local 600 has already used the system for their national meeting.

Media Center – the new media center is now fully functional, with wall-mounted monitors displaying up-to-date contact information for current productions, both television and feature.

Painted/Sealed – the Training Workshop has had its (more…)

2015 Coat Drive

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Did you upgrade your cold weather gear this year? Winter is coming, and with those cold temperatures comes a chance for you to clean out your closet and do a good deed: Local 479 is collecting well cared for coats to donate to the needy. We’ve set up a collection box in the office and our field representatives can also come by set to pick up donations. Check your email for their contact numbers, and share the warmth with others! This year’s coat drive will be running from now until December 17th – spread the word, share this post!

The 2015 Robert Vazquez Scholarship

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The Executive Board of IATSE Local 479 is proud to announce The Robert Vazquez 2015 Scholarship. The scholarship has been established to award scholarships to a member, member’s spouse, son, daughter, grandchild or any child the member is deemed the legal guardian. Check your member email for more information on the amount, the application period, and the guidelines for this terrific educational opportunity honoring the memory of a member who devoted himself to improving the lives of all the members of this local.