Yes, you do. Even if you have already taken both classes, we ask that you take the online ones. Consider it a refresher.
Any questions regarding volunteer opportunities should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you are a member of Local 480, you are welcome to join others. Keep in mind that each local has its own requirements to join and that as long as you are a member of Local 480, you will be responsible for quarterly membership dues.
If you’d rather transfer your membership to another local, you can click here to see how to go about doing that.
In order to transfer your membership to another IATSE local, you must:
- Have a zero balance
- Send a written request to email@example.com, asking that a transfer card be sent to the local you wish to transfer to. Be sure to list the local, along with its mailing address.
Your acceptance into any other local is based entirely on their requirements. And, remember that you are a member of Local 480 and responsible for quarterly dues until your transfer is completed.
Yes, the union requires all new members to be at least 18 years of age. This applies to both union membership and the Overflow List.
We wanted to streamline the process of becoming a member for everyone. Having a single path to membership goes a long way toward making the process easier for everyone involved.
Therefore, anyone who is not a current member will need to go through the overflow registration process and take the required classes. For people who are transferring or dual carding, the Overflow List is simply a temporary landing spot until we receive all of the required paperwork to complete their joining process. Often, this is only a few days.
If a production needs more crew than can be filled by union members, the Local will send an email blast to everyone on the Overflow list, notifying them of the job opportunity. If you are available to take that job, you should reply to the job blast as instructed, and your information will be forwarded on to the production for consideration.
More specific information about productions is available only to Local 480 members.
Once you are a member of Local 480, you will be able to see the list of productions currently hiring, along with contact information for the productions. You will also receive any job blasts requested by productions (and will have your information forwarded on to productions if you are available to fill a call), and will have access to the jobs board listing of jobs available. All productions are given access to the roster of active 480 members as well.
Your official employer is the payroll company. They produce your paychecks and send out your W-2’s. And, upon request, they can send you a payroll report that shows all of your employment info under that company.
If you would rather take the classes in person, you can contact the instructors listed below for information about taking a private class or attending a class scheduled elsewhere.
Paul Baca (Set Readiness Class, General Safety Class)
Jeffrey Biedenbach (General Safety Class)
Yes you can, though you might make more contacts while working on set.
Here’s how it breaks down:
- volunteering for 12 hours = 1 day
- 1.5 volunteer days = 1 union day
So, if you worked 45 volunteer days, it would equal 30 union days and you would be granted an application to join.
All volunteer days must be coordinated through the Outreach Coordinator, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be listed as a Studio Teacher/Welfare Worker, we must have a valid copy of your New Mexico teaching credentials on file.
Simply send clear, complete copies of your pay stubs to email@example.com and we’ll send an application to your address of record.
You are responsible for getting your own jobs. Click here for tips on how to do that.
No. Members of Local 480 are only allowed to hire off the Overflow list when all of the members in the needed craft are working or unavailable. The person doing the hiring must have permission to do so from the Business Agent. Overflow job blasts can be very few and far-between, especially during slower periods, like the colder months. We don’t recommend quitting your day-job.
In the majority of cases, your letters of recommendation do not need to come from union members; they can be from any source of your choosing.
But, when applying for membership under some special circumstances, one of your letters may need to come from a union member. You will be alerted if this is required of you.