Thursday, July 02, 2015

TAG's Recently Concluded Talks

As covered in the trades.


IATSE Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. The tentative deal includes 3% annual pay raises, no rollbacks, and a 10% increase in pension benefits for those retiring after August 1, 2015. The contract talks, which started on Monday, concluded late Wednesday night. ...

The contract covers some 3,100 guild members working in various aspects of the animation industry, including animation writers and directors, story board artists, background designers, CGI animators, and layout artists. All the major animation companies are signatory to the contract, including Disney, DreamWorks, Fox Animation, Marvel, Universal, the Cartoon Network and ABC Studios. ...


The Animation Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a tentative agreement on a three‐year successor deal to the master contract for Hollywood animation writers, artists and technicians.

The deal — which covers more than 3,000 active members — was reached Wednesday night following three days of bargaining. If ratified by members, the successor deal will run from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2018. ...

The Wrap:

Animation Guild, IATSE and AMPTP reach agreement on pact that is in line with the other creative guilds’

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached agreement on a new three‐year collective bargaining agreement late Wednesday night after three days of bargaining.

The new pact will run from Aug. 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018, and follows the contours of the 2015 IATSE Hollywood Basic Agreement. The deal includes:

* 3 percent increases to contract wage minimums (compounded).

* Unchanged Health Benefits (including no increases to premiums for dependents)

* 10 increases in pension benefits for individuals retiring after August 1, 2015.

* An updated New Media Side Letter that conforms to New Media deals negotiated by SAG‐AFTRA, DGA, WGA, and the IATSE in earlier negotiations.

* Higher health and pension contributions for freelance storyboard artists and timing directors.

All of the Animation Guild’s current collective bargaining agreements are with employers in Southern California. Among them are Big Box Animation, Disney Toon Studios, Film Roman, DreamWorks Animation,Fox Television Animation, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Hasbro Studios, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Warner Bros. Animation, ...

It's nice to be able to say "no rollback, only gains." But we can.

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