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Workers on ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘American Dad’ Vote to Unionize

Following in the footsteps of workers at Titmouse NY and LA, and ShadowMachine, the series’ production staffs file to join The Animation Guild and begin collective bargaining.

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ShadowMachine Workers Move to Unionize

The animation company’s production workers are the fifth group this year choosing to join The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839; Titmouse NY kicked off the unionization push in January 2022 with Titmouse LA following suit in March.

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‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ Workers Move to Unionize

The workers file to join The Animation Guild in a push for increased benefits and protections after their productions’ parent studios declined to voluntarily recognize them.

People Headline News

Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

Animators Unite Headline News

The Animation Guild Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A collective voice to members across the animation industry, TAG has a storied history of advocacy and representation; early accomplishments include organizing Hanna-Barbera productions in 1958, followed in 1980 with the establishment of the American Animation Institute, and most recently extending its reach outside of LA with the organization of workers at Titmouse NY.

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Titmouse NY Workers Vote to Unionize with The Animation Guild

Studio recognizes union in historic vote marking Local 839‘s milestone of representation outside of Los Angeles County; this comes on the heels of last year’s vote by Titmouse Vancouver to organize under Canadian Animation Union IATSE Local 938.

Animation Festivals Headline News

13 Animated Films Screening at NYC’s Winter Film Awards 2021

The 10th annual event, running September 23 – October 2, celebrates emerging filmmakers from around the world; animated screenings will be featured throughout the event will an all-animation matinee on September 27.

Black History Month Headline News

Join the Conversation on February 16: ‘Drawing Ourselves: Being Black in Animation’

In celebration of Black History Month, The Animation Guild and Black Artists Group will present a free online event exploring the contributions of Black animation pioneers.

Let’s Go Shopping! Headline News

Time to Shop! The Animation Guild Launches Virtual Holiday Market

Check everyone off your holiday list at the 3rd annual event that features unique and memorable gifts from pros behind popular animated TV shows and films.

Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

People Headline News

Animation Guild’s Annual Holiday Market Set for December 6

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:53pm

Spectacular crafts, jewelry and treats from some of the industry’s most talented artists on sale tomorrow from 6 – 9 p.m.; holiday gift guide now available in latest Keyframe Magazine issue.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

Female Animators Share #MeToo Success Story on ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’

Animated #MeToon video featuring interviews with women working in animation details how ‘Loud House’ creator Chris Savino was fired from Nickelodeon following dozens of allegations of sexual harassment.

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Will Writers of the Original ‘Lion King’ Get Credits and Residuals from Disney’s Remake?

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:18pm

Story artists and contributors on 1994 animated classic, made outside Writers Guild of America jurisdiction, may not be credited or compensated by upcoming live-action summer release.

The Animation Guild Headline News

The Animation Guild Ratifies Three-Year Contract with AMPTP

New pact improves coverage of productions made for streaming services, preserves members’ health and pension benefits, and raises wage minimums for covered work.

ASIFA-Hollywood Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Appoints Sue Shakespeare & Brooke Keesling To Executive Board

Shakespeare & Keesling to serve as vice presidents; GLAS Animation Festival founder Jeanette Bonds appointed as ASIFA-Hollywood’s international representative.

wia Headline News

Sexual Harassment Panel Offers Definitions, Strategies

Women in Animation and The Animation Guild host sexual harassment panel with AAPF co-founder and professor of law Kimberlé Crenshaw, BetterBrave co-founder Tammy Cho, attorney Jason Oliver and clinical psychologist Dr. Anthony E. Reading.

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