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Lunch & Learn Recap: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Kim Fay / August 30, 2022

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On August 24, Lori Rubinstein, Executive Director of Behind the Scenes, shared tools, resources, and information about mental health care and suicide prevention specifically for IATSE and entertainment industry workers and their families. Launched in 2019, Behind the Scenes is a mental health and suicide prevention initiative with a focus on the unique nature of…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Navigating the 401(k) Plan

Kim Fay / August 2, 2022

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On July 15, Bud Green, a retirement plan consultant from SageView Advisory Group, provided an overview of 401(k) plans including information on plans available to TAG members. Green’s presentation included what types of plans to choose at specific ages, what to invest, taxes, the market, and more. Your goal should be to have enough money…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Buying Your First Home

Kim Fay / July 15, 2022

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On June 15, Executive Board Director Paula Spence moderated a panel of experts from First Entertainment Credit Union and Wells Fargo on home mortgages geared toward first-time home buyers. Loan Officer Edward Chou led the First Entertainment team and Private Mortgage Banker Sheila Berger led the Wells Fargo team in offering information and professional insights…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Getting Your Next Gig

Kim Fay / May 24, 2022

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On May 18, TAG Members Coordinator Jackie Huang moderated a Zoom panel on getting your next job with three TAG members: Christine Le: Storyboard Revisionist (Craig of the Creek, The Fungies, Rugrats) Danny Ducker: Executive Board Member, Cartoon Network Shop Steward, and Storyboard Supervisor (We Bare Bears, Amphibia, Fionna and Cake) Dannyd.anim@gmail.com Mira Crowell: ShadowMachine…

Lunch & Learn Recap: How to Plan & Navigate Your Retirement Journey

Kim Fay / May 23, 2022

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On April 6, Bud Green, a retirement plan consultant from SageView Advisory Group, presented an overview of fundamentals for retirement planning, including tips for Social Security and Medicare, the mechanics of 401(k) and IRA withdrawals, and balancing risks when investing. Spending and expenses When planning for retirement, there are three types of spending and expenses…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

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On March 17th, in partnership with the FAM Committee, TAG hosted a virtual Lunch & Learn about infertility diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Connie Cheng, an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at UCLA Health in the Burbank and Pasadena areas, discussed statistics, referrals, and treatment options to assist those facing infertility issues. Below is an overview of…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Side Hustles

Kim Fay / April 4, 2022

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As the inaugural webinar in the Side Hustles series (an exploration of the different ways artists diversify their incomes), Online Shops was hosted on February 23 by TAG’s Members Program Coordinator Jackie Huang. The program featured panelists Elsa Chang (Big Cartel, Threadless, Etsy), David DePasquale (Squarespace), and Miranda Dressler (Etsy). Panelists discussed the following topics: Types of online…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Autism Support

Alexandra Drosu / November 4, 2019

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The FAM committee hosted a Lunch & Learn on Oct. 23, 2019 focused on autism resources. The panel, moderated by FAM committee chair Kristin Donner and parent and DreamWorks animator Megan Kreiner, included: Carrie N. Dilley, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Juan Corral, MS, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Educator Kristin Kucia, MA, Manager of Student Affairs, Exceptional…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Keeping Up with the Digital Toolset

Alexandra Drosu / August 12, 2019

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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…

Are you eligible for OPTUM services?

Alexandra Drosu / May 21, 2019

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OPTUM is a program offered through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan that includes behavioral health, Member Assistance Program (MAP) and WorkLife services. You only have access to OPTUM if you have chosen MPI PPO as your healthcare provider. If you currently have Kaiser,  you DO NOT have access to OPTUM and must…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Estate Planning

Alexandra Drosu / April 22, 2019

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Lunch & Learn: Estate Planning Last week, Rebecca Goldfarb, an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law services visited the Animation Guild to talk about estate planning, a subject that can be difficult and stressful for many individuals. If you missed the event, you can read an overview of her discussion here. Estate Planning…

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