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Nickelodeon Animation Agrees to Voluntarily Recognize Production Workers

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:08pm

Production staff to be represented by The Animation Guild in upcoming negotiations after overwhelmingly deciding to unionize early last month.

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Nickelodeon Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

The largest bargaining unit of production workers to organize under The Animation Guild may head to the National Labor Review Board as studio opts to exclude certain workers based on job title, denying them the same rights and protections as other artists covered by a separate collective bargaining agreement.

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Trilogy Animation Group Reveals New Animation Slate

Roster includes reboots of Emmy-nominated preschool series, ‘Jay Jay The Jet Plane,’ and Emmy-winning ‘Tutenstein’ along with original IP ‘Doots,’ ‘Earth to Eden,’ and ‘Rubbernecks.’

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Workers on ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Vote to Unionize

The show's animation workers become second NY group in the last 30 years to vote for representation by The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, following Titmouse’s historic vote in January 2022.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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