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Posted by Snow Scarlet on March 02, 2000 at 11:44:51:

In Reply to: Re: ANIMATION NATION - ROUND 2 posted by Sheepie on March 01, 2000 at 16:41:49:

: Well, if we are the union then we should be able to hand the people who run it a mandate to reform it's goals. If that is what everyone wants.

Please attend the next union meeting and bring that suggestion w/ you. I think it is wanted and needed. The next regular meeting is Tues. Mar.28 at 6:30 (6:00 if you want to schmooz & eat pizza).
There will probably be another special runaway production meeting before that, TBA, and you could bring it up there. The Union e-mail address is, and their phone # is 818-766-7151. Ignore the socially-challenged attitude of the office staff.

: Now artists are not all the most aggressive people so standing up and talking in front of others is not always an appealing . Especially when their is such anger abounds. It's hard to tell who has a good idea when so many are just interested in just venting anger.

You're right. There's going to be a once-a month support group for under-employed animation artists beginning 3/27 (Watch for details in the Pegboard) and venting anger will be allowed and encouraged there, so that people can think more clearly at meetings. Animators are shy by nature, which is why it's been so easy to take advantage of us. We need to get over that and take care of ourselves.

This site is a great place for ideas to start. Producers class is a very good one. I would call it:

: "Understanding the artists working for you".

: Managing tends to be heavy handed and when the goal is just execting then people tend to crush those below in their rush for brownie points. The misunderstandings take place because they see studios as a factory rather than art production.

Yes, yes , yes

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