Right off the heels of recent negotiations with the US studios, the IATSE, which is the parent union of The Animation Guild, is now refocusing their effort on organizing VFX professionals:
The IATSE has announced an open and infomational meeting for visual effects artists. This meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3rd at the International Cinematographers Guild building from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The Cinematographers Guild is located at 7755 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood.
As you know much of this was re-ignited this spring when SpiUnion came online to help rally Imageworks employees to join TAG and just like I suspected back then, spring leads to green shoots: resurgent growth in the organization movement:
The IATSE has (FINALLY!) launched a straight-to-the-point website:
Jeff Heusser also conducted an fxguide interview with IA Representative Peter Marley.
Former VFX artist / current TAG organizer Steve Kaplan and others have been outside of various VFX shops in the LA area handing out the fliers you see above.
If you are free this Sunday show up and have your voice heard and get your questions answered. We all have opinions about this but let’s start with the facts first.