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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….

TAG in the Community: Joseph Statom

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Statom, an animator and visual effects artist, attended the “Rally of Justice” on Nov. 9, 2019 in support of immigrant rights and equality. “It was a great experience.  It’s always inspiring to see all the different types of unions we have in LA,” says Statom. “I watched Poncho Sanchez perform with a 100 percent union…

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board and Officers!

Alexandra Drosu / November 11, 2019

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We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board election. We applaud all the candidates who took the initiative to run for office and represent the interests of our diverse and talented membership.    The following Guild members were elected as officers:   President Jeanette Moreno King (464)…

2019 Golden Awards Honorees

Alexandra Drosu / November 4, 2019

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We would like to congratulate the 2019 Golden Awards honorees! Back row, from left: Mircea Mantta, Bill Hutten, Phil Cummings, Jan Browning, Bob Foster, Kitty Schoentag, Karl Fischer Middle row, from left: Milton Gray, David Brain, Floyd Norman, Carla Washburn, Dale Baer, Marianne Tucker, Bob Richardson, Philip Phillipson Front row, from left: Tim Walker, Robert…

Resources for California Wildfire Victims

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Our hearts go out to our Union brothers and sisters who have been affected by the recent wildfires, and we wanted to share several resources that are available to them. OPTUM Optum is offering a free emotional support help line for all people impacted. This help line will provide those affected access to specially trained…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Autism Support

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The FAM committee hosted a Lunch & Learn on Oct. 23, 2019 focused on autism resources. The panel, moderated by FAM committee chair Kristin Donner and parent and DreamWorks animator Megan Kreiner, included: Carrie N. Dilley, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Juan Corral, MS, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Educator Kristin Kucia, MA, Manager of Student Affairs, Exceptional…

Committee Updates

Alexandra Drosu / October 21, 2019

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The committees have been working hard to support initiatives benefitting the TAG community and its members. Here’s a brief recap of what is going on: Animators Committee The Animators Committee completed their survey with over 100 responses and will be presenting the data at their next Animators Committee meeting at the guild hall, October 28th at…

What’s AB5? Will it affect me or my loan-out company?

Alexandra Drosu / October 7, 2019

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The California Supreme Court verdict in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court addressed independent contractor classification. Employees can join unions, and receive protection through government rules on minimum wage, overtime and rest breaks. Independent contractors have none of these protections, must pay all Social Security and Medicare costs, and are ineligible for unemployment insurance….

Please Confirm Your Voting Status!

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Your vote is your voice – we want everyone that wants to vote to complete all the steps necessary to be able to vote in the 2019 TAG elections. In order to become a member in good standing of the Animation Guild, individuals must: Completely pay all dues, fees, and assessments so that no monies…

FAQs about the 401K Plan: What you need to know!

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I’d like to start a 401k plan. I’ve never enrolled before – what can I do? The best way to get started is to go to the 401k Quickstart page on the Animation Guild website.  Follow the instructions there and complete and return a form. The fastest way to submit a completed form is to scan…

Grief Counseling and Help

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The Animation Guild is here to assist you in finding the help you might need during times of grief through the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan. Most members are enrolled in the Anthem Blue Cross PPO. Under this plan, mental health benefits are carried through Optum. In-network providers have a $5 copay. You can search…

2019 TAG Executive Board Nominees Announced

Alexandra Drosu / October 2, 2019

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Nominations for Animation Guild President, Vice President, Business Representative, Recording Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms and 11 Executive Board seats took place at the General Membership Meeting on Sept. 24. The meeting was attended by more than 200 Animation Guild members. Members can meet the candidates and ask questions at a Candidate Forum on Oct. 22, 2019, 7…

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