Mando Test

When we set up your membership account, we send you an information packet with a membership application and statement of fees owed. We include a suggested payment schedule with that packet.

If you have any problems with your Guild payments, contact Lyn Mantta by email or at the Guild office, (818) 845-7500 ext. 105, to make other arrangements. As long as you keep in touch with us, we will be very flexible in allowing you to reschedule your payments, or discuss other alternatives. (If we don’t hear from you, we assume you’ve agreed to make the suggested payments.)

AG Guild FAQ Test

  • What is Local 839?

    Simply put, we are a union of artists, writers and technicians making animated films. We’ve been around since 1952, helping animation employees get decent wages and better working conditions by using the strength of collective bargaining.

    Animators are among our members. Writers of TV cartoons hold TAG union cards. Traditional animation artists, digital painters, computer animators and modelers are also members of the Guild.

  • How do I become a member?

    When you’re hired at a Guild-signatory facility in a job category under the Guild’s jurisdiction, the employer notifies the Guild office, and we send you a membership package.

    If you’ve been working at a Guild signatory facility for more than thirty days and you haven’t heard from us, contact Lyn Mantta by email or at (818) 845-7500 ext. 105.

  • Why do I have to join The Animation Guild?

    Your employer has a collective bargaining agreement with the Animation Guild that requires employees working under the Guild’s jurisdiction to join the Guild after thirty days’ employment.

  • Can I make payment arrangements?

    When we set up your membership account, we send you an information packet with a membership application and statement of fees owed. We include a suggested payment schedule with that packet.

    If you have any problems with your Guild payments, contact Lyn Mantta by email or at the Guild office, (818) 845-7500 ext. 105, to make other arrangements. As long as you keep in touch with us, we will be very flexible in allowing you to reschedule your payments, or discuss other alternatives. (If we don’t hear from you, we assume you’ve agreed to make the suggested payments.)

  • No. Members who are not currently employed at Guild shops have the option of deactivating their memberships.

    If you are paid in full through the current quarter, you have the option of taking an honorable withdrawal. While you are on withdrawal, you will not have to continue paying dues until and unless you go back to work at a Guild shop. In no event will taking a withdrawal cost more than keeping your account active. Requests for honorable withdrawal must be in writing and must be received by the tenth day of the quarter to avoid having to pay that quarter’s dues.