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Message from IATSE about the CARES Act

Alexandra Drosu / March 27, 2020

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In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due…

Volunteers Needed! Learn how to make a face mask.

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Several IATSE Locals have banded together to help our healthcare professionals on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus refresh their dwindling supplies of protective gear. They are passing out kits to make face masks if you do not have materials at home. Check the flyer for dates and times. But you also may want to…

Committees: What are they working on?

Alexandra Drosu / March 23, 2020

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Though they can’t meet in person right now, many committees are continuing their communal work in creative ways—meeting on Zoom, posting through Facebook groups, sharing Google drive folders and more. If you have never attended a committee meeting, you might be wondering what happens and what kind of work these active volunteers are doing. Here…

Send a video message to the MPTF Senior Residents

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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…

Afternoon of Remembrance Honors 67 Industry Professionals

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  The Afternoon of Remembrance was held in Hulett Hall on Saturday Feb 29th. We honored 67 people this year.  This is not counting the 34 victims of the Kyoto Animation studio fire of July 18. But they were mentioned and listed in our souvenir booklet.   Tragically, we had a number of deaths last…

Upcoming Primaries – What you need to know, What can you do!

Alexandra Drosu / February 18, 2020

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Super Tuesday is almost here! On March 3rd, 14 states including California will vote in the Democratic primaries and 13 states will vote in the Republican primaries. Moreover, California Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D) is running in the special election to replace Katie Hill in the 25th District.  The special election will also be held on…

Committee Updates – Feb. 3, 2020

Alexandra Drosu / February 3, 2020

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Animator’s Committee We will be having our first quarter Animators meeting at the guild February 18th, also known as international wine day! As always, union and non-union animators, compositors, and FX folk are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to rsvp@tag839.org Color Designer Committee The Color Designer Committee has launched their new online campaign #CreditColorDesigners. Each Friday…

Meet the New E-Board: Stephen Silver

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Tell us a little bit about your background. Art school was not in my cards. I drew for my high school newspaper and soon after graduating and attempting to fit in a community college, I dropped out and started my professional career at the age of 18 drawing caricatures in amusement parks. I started my…

Union Plus Offers a Free Boost to More Benefits

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Union Plus is a non-profit benefit program for U.S.-based union members (current and retired) and their families. There’s no cost to join and no waiting period. All you have to do is create a profile and get started. Some of the most popular Union Plus savings benefits include:  Savings on auto, homeowners, renters and even…

Committee Updates: January 2020

Alexandra Drosu / January 21, 2020

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Animator’s Committee The Animators Committee has a meeting at the Guild hall Tuesday, February 18, 7 pm. Contact animatorscommittee@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. Color Designer’s Committee We are still actively reaching out and seeking Color Designers to contribute portfolio images in order to be highlighted in our Committee’s social media campaign. Email us at colorisdesign839@gmail.com. Family…

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