Category: TAG News

TAG Election — 12 Days Left

Steve Hulett / October 31, 2016

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The Animation Guild’s officer elections is ongoing, with competitive races for Business Representative, Sergeant-At Arms, and Executive Board Members. Ballots were mailed to members on October 11th; ballots will be counted on November 12th, 2016 by the American Arbitration Association. All ballots from active members in good standing must be received no later than November…

Who Works Where

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… gender-wise. The Animation Guild now has 3,794 artists, writers and technicians working under its jurisdiction at studios in and around Los Angeles. Of these, slightly more than 23% are women. The female/male breakdowns at the Animation Guild’s larger signator studios are as follows: … EMPLOYMENT BY STUDIO — WOMEN — (TOTAL EMPLOYEES) Cartoon Network…

Notes — Craft Meetings

Steve Hulett / September 15, 2016

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The Guild has been holding craft meetings over the past five weeks. Below find the notes for all meetings that have taken place in the upstairs meeting hall at 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California: Craft Meeting #1 — Board Artists and Revisionists One year into the 2015-2018 contract, there are 3750 people at signator…

Current Studio Employment

Steve Hulett / August 12, 2016

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As is our occasional habit, we present to you the number of people employed at our larger* signator studios. TOTAL EMPLOYEES BY STUDIO Bento Box — 89 Cartoon Network — 300 Disney Television Animation — 382 DreamWorks Animation — 584 Dr4eamWorks Animation TV — 309 Fox Animation — 243 Marvel Animation — 66 Nickelodeon Cartoon…

Animation Guild Craft Meetings

Steve Hulett / July 14, 2016

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As many know, the Animation Guild covers just about every kind of artistic and technical job related to animation: writers, board artists, animators, designers, background artists, and technical directors. (The Guild doesn’t cover production people). As we come to the end of the first year of the 2015-2018 contract, the board’s officers and board decided…

New Contract With Rough Draft Studios

Steve Hulett / June 24, 2016

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Rough Draft Studios, Inc. and the Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE have reached agreement for a term contract covering animated features and television series created by the Glendale California studio. Rough Draft Studios (Glendale) is known for its work on “Futurama”, “The Simpsons Movie”, and a wide variety or animated television shows and commercials. Its…

Current Guild Stats — Useful Pension Stats

Steve Hulett / December 15, 2015

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We continue to see increases in studio employees working under the Animation Guild’s jurisdiction in Southern California. As of today, there are 3,418 designers, animators, technical directors and writers at our contract studios. On the pension side of the ledger book, we have the same number of people enrolled in the Motion Picture Industry Individual…

Oncoming Negotiations

Steve Hulett / May 16, 2015

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* Featured Post Artwork from Carol Simpson At the end of June, the Animation Guild will sit down with the major animation studios and negotiate a new three-year contract. The guild’s negotiation committee will meet in early June to go over proposals, but it’s important to know what the IA (our mother international) negotiated for…

Jack Thomas Elected As TAG President

Steve Kaplan / January 28, 2015

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Animation Guild Vice President Jack Thomas was elected President of the guild tonight at TAG’s January General Membership meeting. Mr. Thomas was nominated by the membership and elected by white ballot. Outgoing Animation Guild President Nathan Loofbourrow resigned as President at the end of 2014. As required by the guild’s constitution, an election was held…