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Share your views on the state of the Animation Industry.
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Boy sure is some hard cheese to eat when ya campaign to force a tiny little animation studio to go union and they vote... no.
Well that's what happened and what's been happening the past few months as the leadership of the good ol Animation Guild in Burbank got a lesson in... something!
Maybe what they can take away from this is...
That animation artists are wiser than they think and they have little faith in the guys who run the union.
That word has gotten out about how ineffective and just plain bad these guys are. Your reputation proceeds you Tag.
That the employees would rather keep their jobs and help the studio establish itself rather than run it to the ground with a financial burden that's too soon for it to assume and stay afloat in business.
Few people were aware that this was going on. I was waiting to see what would happen. The votes were tallied and it turned out that 8 artists out of a whopping 14 voted no union while 6 voted yes.
With all the complaints that come to these Guilders you wonder why they put their energy into forcing a tiny studio to go union instead of focusing on the problems they have within their own studios.
Here's their report on what went down as their business rep Steve "you can't change law" Hulett describes with his trademark propaganda...
http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... e-one.html
By the way, the studio which he doesn't mention in his write up, is Rollman Entertainment in Burbank.
More and more people are figuring out what the Guild's about. Maybe we'll be seeing positive changes coming soon from within the organization itself.
Keep chasing the caravan guys!
Here's an important point that's worth mentioning...
Of the 8 studio artists who voted "No" to the Guild at Rollman Entertainment, several of them if not all had been in the Animation Guild already, and of the ones who weren't they were well aware of what the Guild is about.
End of the road for TAG leadership? I hope so.
Time for a change? You bet!
Elections are in November.
Nominations are on September 24 2013.
I hope they get rid of these guys once and for all and choose new leaders who are sincere and honest and energetic and forthright and focused on what really matters.
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