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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…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Side Hustles

Kim Fay / April 4, 2022

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As the inaugural webinar in the Side Hustles series (an exploration of the different ways artists diversify their incomes), Online Shops was hosted on February 23 by TAG’s Members Program Coordinator Jackie Huang. The program featured panelists Elsa Chang (Big Cartel, Threadless, Etsy), David DePasquale (Squarespace), and Miranda Dressler (Etsy). Panelists discussed the following topics: Types of online…

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…

Are You Ready for Ratification?

Kim Fay / March 10, 2022

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Once an agreement is reached between TAG and the AMPTP, the next step is the vote to ratify the agreement. All TAG members in good standing are eligible to vote. In order to become a member in good standing of The Animation Guild: You must completely pay application fee and all dues, initiation fees, and…

Make a Difference as a D2 Delegate

Kim Fay / February 28, 2022

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Your Chance to Make a Change Every year The Animation Guild sends Delegates to the IATSE District 2 Convention wherever it’s being hosted. In 2020, the 76th Convention was scheduled to take place in June, but the pandemic and stay-at-home orders delayed the convention until October and then forced it online, where Delegates carried out…

Afternoon of Remembrance to Honor our Animation Family

Kim Fay / January 27, 2022

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For more than 25 years, The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood have hosted an Afternoon of Remembrance, a yearly, non-denominational event honoring those in the animation industry who passed away. This year the event will be held virtually on February 5 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.PST. Those who would like to attend can register at animationguild.org/AOR2022….

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…

2021 Post-it Note Show a huge success!

Alexandra Drosu / December 6, 2021

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For the third year, The Animation Guild’s Political Action League Committee hosted it’s annual Post-it Note Show featuring submissions from the Guild’s talented members. When the show launched in 2019 as an in-person auction, 237 submissions raised $1,915 for the IATSE PAC. The following year, the pandemic required the event’s planner Field Rep and Political…

Virtual Drink & Draw: Connecting TAG Members

Alexandra Drosu / November 8, 2021

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  The first Virtual TAG Drink & Draw hosted by engaged TAG members including Erica Smith  was held on October 28th at 7 p.m. Here Erica, who is also a WB Shop Steward and Co-Chair of the Testing Committee, shares her experience at the event. We had about 25 members show up for the event and…

Confessions of a 1st Time Phone Banker

Alexandra Drosu / October 25, 2021

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Animation writer and producer Steve Borst shares his experience phone banking as part of The Animation Guild’s Tactical Action Group. If you’re anything like me, the idea of calling strangers out of the blue might induce a little bit of… social anxiety. I’m an introvert — and considering we are a big group of creatives,…

The Animation Guild Master Agreement Signatories

Alexandra Drosu / October 12, 2021

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The Animation Guild’s Master Agreement expired on July 31, 2021, and was extended through Oct. 30, 2021. Here are the companies represented by the AMPTP for the successor 2021-2024 Master Agreement: 4th Floor Productions, Inc. ABC Studios Adelaide Productions, Inc. Alien Animation, LLC American Animation Institute, Inc. Animated Productions Inc. Big Indie Pictures, Inc. Cartoon…

Meet TAG’s Member Programs Coordinator

Alexandra Drosu / August 19, 2021

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As the Guild’s membership continues to grow, so does our need to expand the way we support members. The Executive Board is pleased to announce the newest addition to The Animation Guild’s staff, Member Programs Coordinator Jackie Huang! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career journey. I moved to Los Angeles from…

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