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Pakistan’s First Hand-Drawn Animation Looks at the Effects of War on Kids Pioneering writer-director Usman Riaz and Mano Animation Studios have unveiled the first 8 minutes of their ... Continue Reading →
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WIA, Animation Guild Presenting Harassment Panel in Burbank

Women in Animation and The Animation Guild, Local 839 are teaming up to present a panel discussion on sexual harassment on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m., followed by a mixer. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney, TAG Set to Start Master Contract Talks

Disney and The Animation Guild are set this week to begin negotiating a new master contract for the 550 feature film animators the union represents. According to reports, talks are ... Continue Reading →

WIA Presents Talk with Janey Yang

Women in Animation will be taking on the gaming industry boys club by presenting “Women in Gaming: A Talk with Janey Yang” on July 16 at The Animation Guild in Burbank. Currently ... Continue Reading →

Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →

‘Kells’ Art Book, ‘Song of the Sea’ Preview at Comic-Con

Acclaimed independent Irish studio Cartoon Saloon will be launching their new film art book Designing The Secret of Kells at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as presenting never-before-seen ... Continue Reading →

Report: DreamWorks Lays Off 40-50 in Features

The Animation Guild Blog is reporting layoffs last week in DreamWorks Animation’s feature division. According to a post on the blog, an estimated 40 to 50 employees were let go. TAG ... Continue Reading →

L.A. Animation Jobs Hit All Time High

According to data collected by The Animation Guild, animation work in Southern California hit an all-time high last year and shows no signs of slowing down. IATSE Local 839′s ... Continue Reading →

Legal Issues on Agenda for New WIA Panel Series

Women in Animation has organized the first in a series of professional development panels, with a spotlight on the legal side of working in animation set for May 6. Titled “Contracts, ... Continue Reading →

Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →