I know that this is getting beaten to powder, but since I am still getting inquiries (even after all the previous posts) about TAG's position on animation writing during a possible WGA strike, let me analyze and comment on the WGA's Strike Rule below:
First. The WGA's Strike Rules inform members that they can't perform work on struck writing, not submit "spec" material, and so on.
Second. The part of the Strike Rules that TAG is focussed on:
The Rules apply to (1) all network primetime animated series covered by a WGA contract ...
Neither TAG, nor, I assume, the IATSE, has any problem with the above. It's WGA-covered work. So the WGA is within its rights to strike that work if its members choose to do so. Any union or guild in its position would have the same right. But to continue:
... and (2) contracts for writing services in connection with fully animated theatrical features negotiated or entered into during the strike. Writers are advised to consult with WGA staff to determine whether animation writing is prohibited before performing any writing services. Members should assume that projects combining live action and animation, and live action-based processes such as motion capture, are covered by the Strike Rules.
The WGA is being sort of crafty here. If it's a fully animated feature under a WGA contract, again no problem. The Writers Guild isn't explicit, so we can't say with certainty which fully animated features it's referring to here. A non-represented feature? (That is, no union contracts covering the film.) That's an internal matter between the WGA and its members.
Howsoever. Fully animated features under Animation Guild and other IATSE contracts? Ixnay no way. The WGA can't demand its members do anything regarding this work. It's none of the WGA's business who works on, or negotiates for work on, or begins work on an IATSE or TAG feature. Why? Because it's not work within the WGA's jurisdiction. So the WGA has no say, zero, nada, over writers that negotiate of work on IA-covered animated features.
The IATSE does.
So, when the WGA says it prohibits WGA members from negotiating for work on an IA animated feature during the strike, the prohibition is unenforceable. First time the WGA gets hauled into court over this, the WGA loses (or so believes every lawyer I've talked to. And I've talked to lots.)
Last item. "The WGA advises..." If "advising" equals "suggesting" (and that's the way I interpret the word), then okay. Suggest away. But any writer who doesn't want to follow the "advice"? They have every right to do as they choose.
Last last item. As to work on non-WGA television animation, the WGA doesn't even bring up the subject of writing or not writing on this type of work.