With our new, streamlined website, the two required classes are available online at no charge.
Once your Overflow registration is verified, log back in using the user name and password that you created and you can take the classes.
When you complete the course, the completion message should come with a link to download your certificate. You can also download your certificates at any time by heading to your profile -> Classes -> Completed Classes.
Any volunteer-related questions, including questions about 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:
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com.
Simply send clear, complete copies of your pay stubs to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.