Animation Guild’s Negotiations for Better Pay Pushed to 2022

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Last October saw the threat of the International Alliance of Theater Employees (IATSE) strike for For better residue and protection for specified rest periods. Although things have come to a fragile agreement, members of IATSE Local 839, also known as Animation Guild (TAG), separate from those discussions. Now in their quest to ensure thAnimation writers receive fair pay for their work, and their efforts have been paused.

Syndicate director Alexandra Drosso confirmed this final date Friday that no agreement has been reached, so negotiations between TAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) It will continue after the holidays. Talks began on Monday and extended through the week, with matters expected to be resolved before the end of the week. Previously, it was a TAG agreement with AMPTP It expired in July and later extended to the end of October.

In their negotiations for a new contract, TAG took to Twitter to call for animation writers to be paid on par with the authors of live-action productions and to highlight the pay disparity between the two mediums. Currently, animators have a minimum weekly limit of $2,064 (unless it’s a cover show. Writers Guild Such as The Simpsons), while the pay for live events writers falls somewhere between $4,063 and $5,185. If you follow anyone who works in animation on social media, including notable creators like Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch And DC Super Hero Girls Lauren FaustYou’ve likely seen them ask fans to show their support with the hashtag #NewDealforAnimation.

Following their discussions for better pay, TAG noted how the animators managed to avoid a dead end just like the rest of Hollywood during the first year of the pandemic. TAG wrote in: “We are an important part of the industry” Their pinned tweet. “We do the same work as our peers doing direct work, and it’s time for our pay to reflect that…At the end of the day, we’re all doing the same work.”

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