Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Animation Guild Statistics

A brief review of newer TAG data:

Active TAG Members -- 3,255

Artists, Writers and Technicians employed -- 3,751

Employment percentages -- 77% male; 23% female

The employment of women in various classification has seen slow but steady growth. Three years ago, women comprised 19% of the work force. A year back, they made up 20.5%. Today their share of Guild animation work is 23%.

Fifty years ago, women comprised half of the Guild's employed work force, but the work was concentrated in the back-end of production such as checking, inking and painting.

The ratio of men to women in the animation field changed drastically when this work was outsourced to Asia in the 1970s. At the time, there were relatively few women in pre-production categories: writing, storyboarding, design, etc. That older reality is changing.


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