Committee Updates

Alexandra Drosu / November 18, 2019

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Animator Committee

The committee recently completed a survey with more than 100 respondents. They will be sharing their findings with the TAG community shortly. The committee will also be launching an Instagram page this January featuring the work of animators. If you would like to submit to be featured on social media, please email animatorscommittee@gmail.com. Lastly, they are researching tax incentives to try and encourage work for animators to return to Southern California. 

Color Designer & Pay Equity Committee

The Color Designers are working to also promote pay equity and address the gender gap. As part of this effort they have met with the IATSE Women’s Coalition and will be hosting a sign making event early next year to participate in the Women’s March on January 18, 2020. The committee will also be starting a social media campaign featuring color designers and their work. Those interested (and not limited to color designers) can email colorisdesign839@gmail.com to learn more.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee continues work on the TAG A To Z project, including creating samples to serve as reference templates for artwork that illustrates union and contract terms.  We hope to start sending out posts on social media beginning in the new year and are looking for more volunteers to provide artwork for the letters F through Z.  The committee is also working on a set of infographics to help members identify and deal with bullying in the workplace.  Topics to be discussed at our next meeting include a TAG app for mobile phones, the development of a new member welcome packet and a redesign of the Guild’s website. Interested in joining? Email committee-comms@tag839.org.

Constitution Committee

The committee published a notice to members in the October Pegboard outlining initial updates and edits to the Constitution and will vote on them at the next General Membership Meeting on Nov. 19. This will complete the first phase of this initiative, and now the committee will dig into a deeper evaluation of the Constitution. If you are interested in joining the committee, pleas email KC Johnson at kc.johnson@tag839.org.

Design committee

The committee held its first meeting and continues outreach efforts to the design committee to complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/askdesign. If you’d like to be involved further, you can post the survey flyer at a pegboard around your office https://imgur.com/a/Z8Ri1xm  or share the survey link with designers. The committee would like to see more responses from the feature film community. For questions or comments please email TagDesignCommittee@gmail.com. 

FAM committee

The FAM Committee recently hosted two events: a Lunch & Learn on Autism Support on Oct. 25 and a Canines & Caffeine event on Oct. 26. If you missed the Lunch & Learn, you can read a recap here.  They will be hosting a family-friendly Holiday Social on Dec. 8 in Hulett Hall. The meet-up will include cookie decorating, charity greeting card decorating, and hot apple cider, juice, coffee, and sweet treats. Email animationisfamily@gmail.com to RSVP.

Queer TAG

The committee held their first meeting on Oct. 10 and are currently working on compiling a list of  LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare providers. They are also planning to create a zine featuring LGBTQ+ artists – if you are interested in submitting email at queertag@tag839.org. The committee is also discussing the possibility of a lecture series about representation in cartoons.

PAL

Submissions for the Post-it Note fundraiser are due on Nov. 22. The committee is doing outreach to get more members engaged and involved. In the future, they will be participating in “Get out the vote” campaigns, precinct walking, and supporting labor-friendly candidates. If you are interested in learning more email Steve Kaplan at steve.kaplan@tag839.org.

Storyboard Committee

The craft rep program has been running for a month and a half and the committee is eager to expand to other studios.  They are currently working on job descriptions and trying to reach out to more experienced workers who might not be on Facebook. Email animationstoryboardgroup@gmail.com if you would like to get involved.

 

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