Rough Draft Studios and the Animation Guild have reached an agreement for a multi-year deal covering animated features and television series created by the studio.
Glendale-based Rough Draft is best known for work on “Futurama” and “The Simpsons Movie” along with a variety of animated television shows and commercials. Its sister studio Rough Draft Studios (Korea) has been the production facility for “The Simpsons” for over two decades along with working for Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Television Animation and Warner Bros.
Rough Draft previously had a contract with the Animation Guild for work on 2007’s “The Simpsons Movie” but that deal had lapsed. ...
This deal took a bit of time to come together, but when the studio signaled a willingness to sit down and work out an agreement, talks moved along quickly.
We believe this new contract will be beneficial for Rough Draft and the writers, board artists, designers and everyone else who will work under it. Animation has been on a growth trajectory, and there will now be more Guild jobs on more productions in Los Angeles county.
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