HOW TO JOIN 478
Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining IATSE Local 478
Employing the philosophy of “strength in numbers”, Local 478 is always looking to organize talented new members. There are a few requirements in order to apply for membership.
First, an applicant must be a resident in our jurisdiction of Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama for at least 18 months and be able to show proof of it. They must be able to prove 45 days paid professional experience in one of the crafts or arts we represent within any 18 month time frame. Proof of those days can be made in the form of paycheck stubs with the applicant’s name and the craft they performed clearly printed on them. After an applicant has provided the above, they will be provided with an application packet. To complete the application packet, the initiation fee must be included. The application will then be reviewed by our Membership Committee and voted on by the membership.
Upon meeting requirements needed to complete the entire application process, an applicant must then be approved by a majority of the members present at the meeting in which you are balloted upon and by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, The Artists, The Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories, Canada.
In addition to the application process there is also a fee of $550.00. This fee is split between $100 for the international processing fee (which in non-refundable) and $450 dollars for the initiation fee (which is refundable if for some unfortunate reason you are not able to become a member or you change your mind). These fees must be paid-in-full by the stated deadline to be eligible for the vote.
If you intend to transfer, you must call your current Local and ask them to send a transfer card on your behalf to our Local office. You will continue to remit your quarterly dues to your current Local until you are voted into Local 478. If you are an IA member, you must contact our Business Agent, Cory Parker, to request a permit for each production you wish to work on until the date of your initiation into 478.
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