[Sidefx-houdini-list] union/IATSE

CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com
Wed Jun 20 07:40:48 EDT 2007


The Animators Union I was a member of in Los Angeles (Local 839)  was IATSE 
(or affiliated with it).
    _http://www.animationguild.org/_ (http://www.animationguild.org/) 
There are some good honest people there who do care about the issues that  
many in our industry are facing and it doesn't hurt to ask questions.  They  
were pretty open about what they can and can't do when we were being Unionized  
at Disney Feature Animation.
In my mind the only thing the Union does is force Management to do their  
jobs, rather than allowing them to plan poorly and make the masses under them  
work crazy hours to make up for their mistakes.
-Craig Hoffman
In a message dated 6/18/2007 1:40:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
probbins at sympatico.ca writes:

Starting  a new thread on this topic.

I would suggest that IATSE is a good model  to work from regarding the
organization of digital  artists.

I worked in theater  (still do on occasion) for many years, although I
wasn't an IATSE member.  My son is though.

I would go further and say this union would be ideal  for including
digital talent.

My main reasoning is that IATSE is  already familiar with the mobile
nature of their members as well as  understanding the production cycle.
They also understanding the continuous  learning curve that their members
must maintain in order to stay  relevant.
In many ways it is structured more like a guild, for instance  it
provides the benefits to members, rather than each production  company
needing to maintain some type of policy.

regards,  PeterR
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