Welcome to your new headquarters building! Here’s a quick photographic orientation tour of the new space.
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.
Meeting Hall – this new auditorium is centrally located within the new building and will be used for general membership meetings, large education classes, and can be made available for private member events.
Local 479 Training Workshop – a 3,000 square foot multipurpose shop space with ample AC power to accommodate all training needs. Two large roll-up doors provide easy load-in and load-out of specialty equipment, allowing training classes to be conducted regardless of weather conditions.
Member Media Center – a dedicated workspace featuring public computers and printers to provide members with the ability to update their resumes, conduct online job research, and view videos of previous training classes. This work area features large screens with a comprehensive listing of current television and feature productions. Print editions of industry periodicals like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are available for additional research.
Commercial Kitchen – this large kitchen features commercial refrigerators, ovens and support equipment and will be available to members for craft service classes and private member events.
Member Fitness Center – this member-only gym features commercial workout equipment and a high-quality shower facility. The office plans to make the fitness center available on 24/7 basis later this year.
Administrative Offices – the new building is better suited to house 479’s growing staff, which now includes a director of education, benefits coordinator, two member services employees, an IT director, three field representatives, office manager, bookkeeper, receptionist, as well as the elected staff positions.
More Parking – Local 479’s new, larger facility provides parking for more than 200 vehicles; enough to accommodate the typical number of people who attend general membership meetings.
IATSE Local 479 performs an active and dynamic role in Georgia’s motion picture industry by protecting the rights and safety of the men and women who work on movies. This news section allows us to connect with members and non-members, and to share our goals and accomplishments with the community and industry colleagues.