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 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 Family…

Inter-IA Collaboration: Working together towards a common goal

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We had a diverse group of over two dozen IATSE members join us for the sign making party co-hosted by the Color Designers committee. Members in attendance came from Locals 33, 44, 729, 800, 871, 839 and 892. Several of these Locals also chipped in by helping to supply materials, including Local 700, who generously…

Meet the E-Board: Recording Secretary Paula Spence

Alexandra Drosu / January 6, 2020

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Tell us a little bit about your background. I am very fortunate to have grown up with plenty of freedom and encouragement in a family that includes some artists among a wide range of hard workers, and I got my first job as an artist right after graduating high school.  I worked at an educational…

New Changes to the California Unemployment Insurance online application

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We have heard from Local 839 members that they are finding it difficult to complete the current California Unemployment Insurance Online Application because the job classification descriptions are confusing and often irrelevant. To fix this problem, over the past eight months the California IATSE Council (CIC) and Local 839 have been working on your behalf…

Last Call – Union Plus Scholarship Applications due by Jan. 31

Alexandra Drosu / January 3, 2020

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Over 2,900 students in union families have received money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. The online application is available each year starting in June through the deadline on January 31. You can complete the application in stages and save your answers before you submit. Who can apply: Current and retired participating union members,…

Meet the New Executive Board: Emily Walus

Alexandra Drosu / December 16, 2019

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Tell us a little about your background. I graduated with an Illustration degree from RISD and, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, moved out to LA. About a year later, I happened to be in the right place at the right time, and started working as a background designer on…

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….

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…