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Preview: 2024 District 2 Convention Resolutions

Kim Fay / June 3, 2024

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The 2024 IATSE District 2 Convention will be held in Lake Tahoe from June 8 and 9. The Animation Guild delegation will propose resolutions to be introduced and voted on by the delegates of the IATSE Locals in Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada that make up District 2. Below, you can read a summary of…

New TAG Executive Board Members

Kim Fay / May 9, 2024

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We’re excited to introduce the newest members of the TAG Executive Board. Following the departure of Sergeant-at-Arms Danny Ducker and Executive Board Member Alex Quintas, as per the TAG Constitution and By-Laws, the Board appointed a new Sergeant-at-Arms (Executive Board Member Erica Smith) and filled the two open seats by appointment. David DePasquale and Jason Mayer…

Gallery 839 Launches Superhero Project Show

Alexandra Drosu / April 8, 2024

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As a volunteer program specialist and cabin counselor at Camp Sunrise, an Ohio camp for children impacted by HIV/AIDs, Lisa Kollins thought it would be fun to ask the kids what they would look like and how they would make the world better as superheroes. This homegrown idea that started in 2017 is now known…

TAG at WonderCon

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On Saturday, March 30, TAG hosted its first panel at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center. Titled “Action in Animation,” it featured an all-star lineup of Animation Guild veterans whose experience in action animation spans the genre. Panelists included Vinton Heuck (Transformers: Prime, Harley Quinn), Colleen Evanson (DuckTales, DC Superhero Girls), Mairghread Scott (Dragon Age: Absolution, Guardians…

The TAG Foundation Partners with Silver Lake Shorts

Kim Fay / March 25, 2024

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Get ready to submit to A Night of Animation with The TAG Foundation + Silver Lake Shorts. This special screening work by TAG artists will be presented on May 10, 2024, at El Cid in Silver Lake. “We are excited to be partnering with Silver Lake Shorts on a TAG artists screening night! Spotlighting the…

TAG’s New DreamWorks Shop Stewards

Kim Fay / January 29, 2024

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TAG is excited to introduce our new Shop Stewards at DreamWorks Animation. Learn about their animation backgrounds and why they chose to take the role to represent their Guild kin at the studio. Elisabeth Constantine Tell us a little about your animation career. I began my career as an Animator in 2003 at Rhythm & Hues…

Constitutional Amendment Vote

Kim Fay / January 17, 2024

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At the General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. PST, a motion will be made for TAG members to vote on an amendment to the language of Article 5, Section 2 of the Guild’s Constitution and By-Laws to change the day of the GMM from the last Tuesday of January, March,…

Become a D2 Delegate

Kim Fay / January 16, 2024

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IATSE’s District 2 represents approximately 45,000 members, and the annual IATSE D2 Convention is an opportunity for delegates from 49 Locals in Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada to come together to make connections, share issues and concerns, attend sessions to learn more about labor issues, and establish solidarity. Delegates represent their locals as they address…

TAG in the L.A. Times

Kim Fay / December 18, 2023

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The Los Angeles Times recently featured the unprecedented pace of TAG’s organizing efforts, noting that since December 2021, almost 1,000 animation industry professionals have been recognized to unionize under TAG, IATSE Local 839. More than half of those people are production workers, a category long excluded from joining the Union. The article examines the history…

2023 TAG Year in Review

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It’s exciting to look back on TAG’s activities and accomplishments in 2023. We grew at an unprecedented rate on a national level–welcome New York, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Virginia! We gained national jurisdiction over animation organizing, and our members were more active than ever before, from spearheading social networking events to organizing strike support activities….

401k End of Year Reminders

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For TAG members with a TAG 401k Plan through Vanguard, the 2023 contribution year is at a close. Due to holiday hours at payroll locations and the TAG office holiday closure from Fri., Dec. 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. to Mon., Jan. 1, 2024, no more changes can be made to 401k payroll deduction settings…

MPI Expands MP3 Primary Care Network

Kim Fay / December 4, 2023

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The Motion Picture Industry Health Plan (MPI) has expanded its Motion Picture Preferred Provider (MP3) primary care network. This means TAG members (Participants) have more options when it comes to selecting an in-network primary care provider. This expansion of providers is for those Participants who receive their MPI medical coverage through Anthem Blue Cross PPO….