Animation Guild Elects DreamWorks Animation Tech Director As New President

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 10:13am PDT

There’s change and there’s more of the same at the Animation Guild after the Executive elections last night. Like the WGA West and WGA East’s recent elections, it was a largely uncontested vote at the Animation Guild … Read More »

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Nickelodeon CG Artists Ratify Contract With Animation Guild

By | Friday July 12, 2013 @ 4:20pm PDT

The Animation Guild and Nickelodeon Animation Studios had a deal and now they have a contract. Today a vote was held at the studio in Burbank and the final result had 90.1% of the 61 recently unionized … Read More »

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Animation Guild Ratifies Contract With AMPTP

The Animation Guild representING 2,600 artists, writers and technicians employed in the animation industry today announced its Local 839 IATSE membership has ratified the collective bargaining agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). … Read More »

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Animation Guild & AMPTP Reach Deal

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 10:51am PDT

The Animation Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers announced that they have reached a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The tentative pact, which came after Local 839 IATSE reps resumed talks with AMPTP yesterday, will run from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015. Talks between the guild and the AMPTP broke off April 17, and last week both sides announced they would sit down June 12 for a two-day session. The new deal, which still must go to the guild’s membership for ratification, calls for a 2% annual compound wage increase. It also includes DreamWorks Animation wage minimums, new storyboard revisionist classifications and changes to the talent-development program. According to a source close to the talks, negotiations went late into the night at the AMPTP’s Sherman Oaks offices before a deal was reached at 1 AM. Here’s the release: Read More »

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AMPTP & IATSE Animation Guild Resume Talks June 12

By | Tuesday June 5, 2012 @ 4:40pm PDT

The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Animation Guild will resume contract talks next Tuesday. This two-day session comes almost two months after contract discussions broke down April 17 between AMPTP and IATSE Local 839. … Read More »

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Sony Imageworks VFX Artists Talking Union

By | Thursday April 19, 2012 @ 10:45pm PDT

The historic Culver City Hotel may see a little Hollywood union history of its own Friday when visual effects artists from nearby Sony Pictures Imageworks meet with representatives of the Animation Guild and IATSE. “Meeting with @IATSE and @AnimGuild tomorrow. Come with questions, leave with rep cards. #vfx” said a tweet this evening from SpiUnion, the self-described “Imageworks Artists in support of a better VFX Industry.” The gathering is expected to last from noon to 3PM, with IATSE’s Vanessa Holtgrewe and Peter Marley joining Animation Guild organizer Steve Kaplan to answer questions and provide rep cards for people to sign. “This has been a priority for us for a while,” Kaplan told Deadline, “but the artists at Imageworks initiated this, they reached out us.” A Sony spokesman said the company had no comment on the matter but “respects employees’ right to consider union representation.” Read More »

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