Motion Picture Studio Mechanics of
Louisiana, Southern Mississippi & Mobile, AL
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Louisiana, Southern Mississippi & Mobile, AL

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Community Outreach
Oct 13, 2022

The IATSE Local 478 Response Team  

IATSE Local 478 created a response team during the floods of 2016, and we’ve done many community outreach and disaster response team projects since then. Recent 478 Response Team projects include: Lake Charles hurricane response, COVID-19 Medical Supply Drives, mask making, food distribution, and volunteering during COVID-19, 2 wheelchair ramps built for disabled members, work with the United Saints project to rebuild after tornadoes, and more. 

Get involved with the 478 Response Team

478 Fall Supply Drive for the Unhoused in New Orleans

The 478 Activism and Pride Committees are doing a supply drive for the unhoused here in New Orleans. We are partnering with Kula Blue Bus, an organization that distributes food and supplies to the unhoused population of New Orleans every Sunday. We are raising funds to purchase items that will help people’s day-to-day lives.

Donate HERE and let us do the shopping for you. We are going to purchase the things that are most needed going into the cold weather season: tents, packaged snacks, food, beverages, canned goods with openers, hygiene supplies, and warm clothing. Even the cost of a cup of coffee will go a long way to help someone in need.

Want to get involved? Join us for a Local 478 Day of Service on Sunday, November 6th. We will be going out to volunteer with Kula Blue Bus as a group. Sign up here:

If you’d like to volunteer with Kula directly or donate homemade meals, visit to register and learn more about the work they’re doing.

Local 478 Holiday Drives

Toys for kids, meals for community members, and coats and school supplies donated to low-income school children each year during the holidays

Community Organizations

IATSE 478 is involved in many community organizations, such as Krewe De Pink, which raises money for Breast Cancer Research

The Activism Committee

The Activism Committee advocating for community causes like the Fight for $15 and the Fight to Save the $600.

Pro-Labor Marches and Community Efforts

We are proud supporters and sponsors of these organizations:


The Louisiana Student Film Festival

The Actor’s Fund

Behind the Scenes

The Will Rodgers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation


Cool Cooperative

Krewe de Pink

Blue Doo Run

Better than Ezra Foundation

The New Orleans Family Justice Center

Second Harvest Food Bank

New Orleans Film Festival

Cane River Film Festival

Crossroads Film Festival

Downtown Covington Film Festival

New Orleans Horror Film Festival

Hogs for the Cause

The Lafitte Greenway

IATSE Local 478
511 N. Hennessey St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
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