About the Guild

The Animation Guild is Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

We are a labor organization that represents animation and visual effects artists. We do for our members what every labor organization does: negotiate wage minimums and working conditions, provide pension and health benefits (specifically through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan) and act as an advocate for our members over disputes between employees and employers. Our goal is to provide a seamless cloak of benefits and the strength of a collective voice to our members across the animation industry. Our offices are located at 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, California.

The Animation Guild and The American Animation Institute

Constitution and By-Laws

Any successful organization starts with a set of guiding principles and processes. For our members and staff, the Constitution and By-Laws is the foremost governing document. Refer to this document for rules, regulations and procedures related to how The Animation Guild is governed as well as the responsibilities of a TAG member.

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Proposed Constitution and By-Laws Changes

Changes to the Constitution proposed by Guild Member Steve Kaplan to be voted on at the May 2015 General Membership Meeting.

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