I Want to be a
Guild Member

Contact Steve Kaplan to help you organize your fellow artists at your current place of employment.

Organizing

Making the decision to stand up and demand a say in your workplace conditions is the right of every worker in this country. Banding together and organizing your workplace is your right guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act. To learn more about organization procedures, visit our Organizing page.

Representation Card

The Representation Card is your way of telling us that you are interested in having the Guild represent you at your workplace. Click the link below and print out the card. Fill it out, sign it and return it to us. As soon as we receive it, you will be contacted and we will help you organize your workplace under a Guild contract.

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 (see image below) 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.  Effective March 29, 2005.

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Executive Board

PRESIDENT
Nathan Loofbourrow

VICE-PRESIDENT
Jack Thomas

BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE
Steve Hulett

RECORDING SECRETARY
Nicole Dubuc

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Karen Carnegie Johnson

TRUSTEES
Russell Calabrese
Nicole Dubuc
Dave Thomas

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Bronwen Barry
Russell Calabrese
Nicole Dubuc
Bob Foster
Bill Flores
Janette Hulett
Cathy Jones
Gordon Kent
Larry Smith
Robert St. Pierre
Dave Thomas


Staff

BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE
Steve Hulett

STAFF ASSISTANT
Trell Jackson

ORGANIZER
PEG-BOARD EDITOR

Steve Kaplan

OFFICE MANAGER
Lyn Mantta

401(K) PLAN MANAGER
STAFF ASSISTANT

Marta Strohl-Rowand


Shop Stewards

Nickelodeon
Ray Leong
Laura Hohman

Disney Feature Animation
Jason MacLoed

Disney Television Animation
Chris Houghton

Cartoon Network
Daniel Elson
Kassandra Heller

Marvel Animation
Justin Copeland
Daniel Duncan

Paramount Animation
Sherm Cohen