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Preview: 2022 District 2 Convention Resolutions

Kim Fay / June 17, 2022

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The 2022 IATSE District 2 Convention will be held in San Francisco June 24th-26th. For the fourth year in a row, The Animation Guild delegation will propose a record number of resolutions to be introduced and voted on by the delegates of the IATSE Locals in Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada that make up District…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Getting Your Next Gig

Kim Fay / May 24, 2022

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On May 18, TAG Members Coordinator Jackie Huang moderated a Zoom panel on getting your next job with three TAG members: Christine Le: Storyboard Revisionist (Craig of the Creek, The Fungies, Rugrats) Danny Ducker: Executive Board Member, Cartoon Network Shop Steward, and Storyboard Supervisor (We Bare Bears, Amphibia, Fionna and Cake) Dannyd.anim@gmail.com Mira Crowell: ShadowMachine…

Lunch & Learn Recap: How to Plan & Navigate Your Retirement Journey

Kim Fay / May 23, 2022

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On April 6, Bud Green, a retirement plan consultant from SageView Advisory Group, presented an overview of fundamentals for retirement planning, including tips for Social Security and Medicare, the mechanics of 401(k) and IRA withdrawals, and balancing risks when investing. Spending and expenses When planning for retirement, there are three types of spending and expenses…

Lunch & Learn Recap: Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

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On March 17th, in partnership with the FAM Committee, TAG hosted a virtual Lunch & Learn about infertility diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Connie Cheng, an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at UCLA Health in the Burbank and Pasadena areas, discussed statistics, referrals, and treatment options to assist those facing infertility issues. Below is an overview of…

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…

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