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I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 477
Studio Mechanics Local of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC
Why Join Us

To individuals not currently a member of IATSE 477:

Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity to introduce the IATSE organization to you, and more specifically Florida’s representative body IATSE Local 477.

Included in our membership we have Oscar and Emmy award winners, recognized by the entertainment industry as the finest in the business.

Our organization was instrumental in the passing of the Florida Film Incentive Act and is working to improve this legislation, providing financial incentives to shoot in Florida.  These incentives will help promote Florida in the International market of film, commercial and video production, providing more employment opportunities to all Floridians.

IATSE Local 477 is a 501 3c not for profit organization and is recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Florida Department of Revenue.  However we do incur administrative costs while providing the services and employee representation you desire.  These expenses are paid by the membership through quarterly dues (stamps), and work assessments.   

Payments are accepted by mail and PayPal account.

IATSE 477 has no restrictions or limitations regarding members working for “non-union” employers.  We do encourage our membership to notify us of their current employment status so that we may better represent them. 

The following information explains how to join IATSE Local 477.  If you have any questions, email Local 477 President Chris Ranung at or Business Manager James "Jimmy" Roberts at call us at 305/594-8585 extension 3.

There are 3 ways to join IATSE Local 477:

1) Demonstrate that you have worked in your job classification within the past 12 months on productions which took place in the State of Florida. Demonstrate a Florida residence.  Request an application for membership, complete the application and pay the full initiation fee, application and training fee, and two quarterly stamps.

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2) Provide documentation that you have graduated from a college-level Florida film school program (Bachelors or AA degree).  Demonstrate a Florida residence.  Request an application for membership, complete the application and pay the full initiation fee, application fee, and two quarterly stamps.

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3) The easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to join Local 477 is if you are working on a non-IATSE production at the time that it becomes organized (“goes Union”).  In that instance, you will be offered immediate membership into Local 477 and the initial membership fees may be lowered by as much as 80% off the standard amount.

If you wish to join Local 477 and are currently working on non-IATSE productions, call 305/594-8585 extension 3 or email A representative from Local 477 will contact you for more information and to discuss the possibility of organizing that production. Your name will be kept completely confidential and will never be disclosed to the employer. 

To become a member of IATSE Local 477 simply fill out the New Member Application Packet and mail it to: IATSE Local 477 Miami, 3780 SW 30th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.  We will contact you to confirm receipt and begin the process of making you a member of the world's largest labor organization in the entertainment industry.

Questions about joining?? Call 305/594-8585 or email or

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