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Paying Tribute

Alexandra Drosu / January 19, 2021

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For the last 25 years, The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood have hosted an Afternoon of Remembrance, a yearly, non-denominational event honoring those in the animation industry who have passed away. This year the event will be held virtually on January 30 and those who would like to attend can register at Here, we pay tribute…

TAG’s First Virtual Portfolio Review Day

Alexandra Drosu / June 1, 2020

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As Crystal Kan and Jake Hollander embarked on their second annual free Portfolio Review Day on May 31, 2020, they faced one daunting challenge—a worldwide pandemic. Kan wasn’t sure how to easily manage more than 80 candidates sharing their portfolios with 30 volunteers while giving each attendee individualized attention. The solution came unexpectedly during a…

Lightbox Expo: Members showcase their work and the Union

Alexandra Drosu / September 9, 2019

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The inaugural Lightbox Expo proved to be a dynamic event for both artists and fans. The Animation Guild booth saw its fair share of action as members, uninitiated artists and students stopped by to introduce themselves or to learn more about the Union. Special thanks to all the volunteers who staffed the booth over the…

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…

Mentorship Program in the Works

Alexandra Drosu / August 12, 2019

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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…

Gallery 839 Opening Reception: Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Alexandra Drosu / July 29, 2019

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On Friday, Aug. 2, seven artists who worked at Filmation are having a reunion—a visual one showcasing their personal artwork. The exhibit will continue through the month of August so please stop by if you can’t making it to the opening reception at the Animation Guild. Learn more abut these magnificent seven! Kent Culotta Kent…

TAG Members at Comic-Con

Alexandra Drosu / July 15, 2019

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Are you headed to San Diego this week? This year TAG members will be featured in two separate panels at Comic-Con. Stop by and see them. The Art Heroines: Use your creative powers to level up! Thursday, July 18; 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 24 ABC This panel will explore the triumphs and pitfalls of entertainment industry work….

TAG’s Inaugural Zinefest is a hit!

Alexandra Drosu / July 1, 2019

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TAG hosted its first Zinefest last Friday, June 28th, and the event was a resounding success with 50 artists featuring their work to a packed crowd of a few hundred people. “We weren’t counting, but we had a non-stop stream of folks from the moment we opened at 6 p.m. until we shut down at…

Upcoming Event: Self advocacy and strategies for conflict resolution

Alexandra Drosu / June 3, 2019

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The Animation Guild has invited executive coach and leadership development consultant Debby Seltzer Cummins to lead a free seminar on Elevating Your Presence: Self advocacy and strategies for conflict resolution. The event will be held on June 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. Cummins will cover: how we present ourselves, communicate with others, and build rapport influences how…

TAG’s Inaugural Free Portfolio Day

Alexandra Drosu / May 21, 2019

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Thank you to all of those who volunteered for the first-ever portfolio day! The event went off without a hitch thanks to the planning prowess of Jake Hollander and Crystal Kan. And those being reviewed expressed sincere gratitude for the opportunity to receive feedback (for free!) from working professionals. Congrats on a successful event!    …

TAG’s inaugural Portfolio Review Day is almost here!

Alexandra Drosu / May 6, 2019

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The Animation Guild’s inaugural Portfolio Review Day has been a labor of love organized by storyboard artists Jake Hollander and Crystal Kan. “Jake and I organized the event because we were frustrated with certain events and organizations that prey on animation students’ aspirations and dreams to join our industry,” says Kan. “So we made a…