Monthly Archives: March 2020

Message from IATSE about the CARES Act

Alexandra Drosu / March 27, 2020

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In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due…

Volunteers Needed! Learn how to make a face mask.

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Several IATSE Locals have banded together to help our healthcare professionals on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus refresh their dwindling supplies of protective gear. They are passing out kits to make face masks if you do not have materials at home. Check the flyer for dates and times. But you also may want to…

Committees: What are they working on?

Alexandra Drosu / March 23, 2020

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Though they can’t meet in person right now, many committees are continuing their communal work in creative ways—meeting on Zoom, posting through Facebook groups, sharing Google drive folders and more. If you have never attended a committee meeting, you might be wondering what happens and what kind of work these active volunteers are doing. Here…

Send a video message to the MPTF Senior Residents

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The staff and volunteers of MPTF are embarking on a unique effort to keep our entertainment industry community creatively engaged during this uncertain time of COVID-19. Channel 22, our on-campus TV station, is broadcasting live from the Susan and Gary Martin Screening room in the Louis B. Mayer Theater, with game shows, exercise classes, trivia, meditations and…

Coronavirus: Updates from the Animation Guild

Alexandra Drosu / March 13, 2020

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Coronavirus: Updates from the Animation Guild The safety and wellbeing of the animation community is a top priority. We have been actively reviewing California state, federal and global recommendations as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We recognize that many members may have questions and concerns and we’d like to address some of the most pressing…

Meet the new Executive Board: Elisa Phillips

Alexandra Drosu / March 3, 2020

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When did you start getting involved in the Guild and in what capacity? I began my involvement with the Guild in 2016, a couple years into my membership. At a General Membership Meeting, a member encouraged me to attend a Young Workers Committee meeting—that introduced me to other engaged members. From there, I found new…

Afternoon of Remembrance Honors 67 Industry Professionals

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  The Afternoon of Remembrance was held in Hulett Hall on Saturday Feb 29th. We honored 67 people this year.  This is not counting the 34 victims of the Kyoto Animation studio fire of July 18. But they were mentioned and listed in our souvenir booklet.   Tragically, we had a number of deaths last…

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