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March with TAG and the IATSE this May Day!

Alexandra Drosu / April 11, 2022

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TAG members will once again be participating in the annual May Day March and Rally in Downtown Los Angeles on May 1. The Local is also a proud sponsor of the march and rally.  This year’s theme is Essential & United for Justice and we will be marching with our IATSE kin, along with hundreds…

Guild Members Show Solidarity at the #NewDeal4Animation Rally

Alexandra Drosu / March 21, 2022

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A historic Animation Guild rally took place on Sunday, March 20th, in Burbank to show solidarity with the Negotiations Committee and fuel a #NewDeal4Animation. At least 1,000 people including TAG members, animation production workers, IATSE kin, local politicians, and community members attended the inspiring event. The day kicked off at 11 a.m. with car window…

Workers at Titmouse NY unionize with TAG!

Alexandra Drosu / January 10, 2022

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TAG leadership is excited, proud and humbled to announce some momentous news in the history of The Animation Guild. For the first time since our union was chartered almost 70 years ago, Local 839 has organized a studio outside of Los Angeles County! Animation workers at Titmouse New York studios have overwhelmingly voted to join…

Celebrating National Parent’s Day

Alexandra Drosu / July 23, 2021

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When COVID-19 sent workers scrambling to cobble together home offices and parents rushing to set up home classrooms and day cares, the compounded impact on working parents quickly became a topic of national conversation. But, TAG’s FAM Committee has been listening to members’ stories and advocating for parental support in the workforce long before the…

Working Together to Stop Hate: A Statement About Anti-Asian Violence

Alexandra Drosu / March 17, 2021

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The Animation Guild condemns anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander violence and bigotry as a direct assault on our principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and humanity. We share a statement from Roger Oda, Co-Chair of the Guild’s People of Color Committee, rejecting these horrible actions and calling for more dialogue to fight against harmful stereotypes. Forever A…

Represent TAG at the District 2 Convention!

Alexandra Drosu / March 1, 2021

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The IATSE is made up of 12 Districts across the United States and Canada. Every year, each of the Districts hosts a convention and each local in the District sends Delegates to participate. At the 2021 Virtual District 2 Convention, TAG sent one of the largest delegations of the conference and brought four resolutions forward that…

Become a Storyboard Craft Rep! 

Alexandra Drosu / July 13, 2020

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The Storyboard Committee is looking for volunteers to become Storyboard Craft Reps for their show/production.  The Craft Rep pilot program was previously limited to a handful of studios, but is now being expanded to all contracted studios and productions. The goal is to find a Craft Rep volunteer on each show within each studio.  Similar to…

Working from home while juggling kids?

Alexandra Drosu / April 6, 2020

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Many Animation Guild members are finding it difficult to balance work and family life during the pandemic. Here are a few resources to help navigate these challenges: 1) Coronavirus Course For Expecting, New & All Working Parents COVID-19 is causing rapidly changing the lives of expecting and working parents. This mini course addresses concerns for…

Send a video message to the MPTF Senior Residents

Alexandra Drosu / March 23, 2020

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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…

Inter-IA Collaboration: Working together towards a common goal

Alexandra Drosu / January 21, 2020

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We had a diverse group of over two dozen IATSE members join us for the sign making party co-hosted by the Color Designers committee. Members in attendance came from Locals 33, 44, 729, 800, 871, 839 and 892. Several of these Locals also chipped in by helping to supply materials, including Local 700, who generously…

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