Monthly Archives: August 2019

TAG’s Political Action League presents: Voting Made Simple! The New L.A. County Voting System

Alexandra Drosu / August 26, 2019

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Los Angeles County will have a new voting system for the March Primary. Will you know how to use it? Join TAG’s Political Action League (PAL) for a workshop to help prepare you! In March 2020, the County will move away from a precinct-based model to the Vote Center model made possible through the California…

New Member Spotlight: Michelle Lam

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Michelle Lam is one of TAG’s newest members—she officially joined the Guild in July/August 2019! A 2018 CalArts graduate, she is currently working at Titmouse. Learn more about Michelle! Tell us  a little bit about yourself. I grew up in New York and moved to Southern California back in 2014 to attend CalArts. Ever since…

Congressman Schiff meets with IATSE leaders

Alexandra Drosu / August 12, 2019

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Last Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, Congressman Adam Schiff met with a group of Union organizers and representatives to discuss upcoming legislation, the importance of voting and concerns within the entertainment community. Schiff asked the question, “What is America?” Reminding those gathered to consider our collective values and understand what is at stake in the 2020…

Mentorship Program in the Works

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The Young Workers Committee is organizing a unique opportunity for Animation Guild members to participate in an informal one-on-one peer mentoring brunch. The event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at The Animation Guild. “The first and primary focus for this event is expanding artists’ professional networks. Guild members…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Keeping Up with the Digital Toolset

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On Aug. 6, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation came to the Guild to discuss how you can continue to learn and sharpen skills without feeling overwhelmed by the ever-changing landscape of technology. Directors of Education and Instructors Beau Janzen and Max Dayan identified common road blocks in learning and ways to overcome…

Wage Minimums Increase – What you need to know!

Alexandra Drosu / August 7, 2019

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As of August 4, 2019, wage minimums have increased by 3 percent as per the 2018-2021 Local 839 Master Agreement. Here’s what you need to know! Does this apply to all studios? Some studios, such as Warner Animation Group, The Secret Lab and Sony Animation, have separate agreements with Local 839 and will see wages…

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