An animator who participated in the ill-conceived Shaqtoons “contest” tells their story.
This is the first Canadian animation agreement for IATSE, which also represents the L.A. industry.
A Youtuber argues that to make ‘Rick and Morty’ more visually exciting, it “has to start with improving the schedule and paying the artists better.”
“It is the right thing for the staff, the right thing for the industry to do,” said DNEG exec Chris Burn.
“Will they not understand until animation workers too begin to die, one after another?” says director Takashi Watanabe about employers.
Animation creators are generally lucky to own 10% of their IP. A cohort of young companies wants to change that.
The union’s main goal is to ensure that ex-employees receive their severance payments.
The studio will now be led by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra.
Read the text of a letter that current and former Activision Blizzard employees sent to company management.
“A studio should not have its twenty-something girls crying in the bathroom, doing all-nighters,” says Joan Chung.
The game giant has a damaging “frat boy” company culture, says a state agency.
“The importance of receiving proper credit is relevant for us artists,” says Alvarez. “It’s our evidence for future and bigger opportunities.”
U.K. staff will now receive 1.5x pay on all weekday hours beyond 40 hours, as well as all weekend work.
The Tokyo studio also condemned public discussion of its working conditions.
“As I see it, the problem is that Netflix, a company with vast resources, has started commissioning at low rates,” says Ichii.
Oasis’s union was the first animation union to be accredited in Canada.
Since the arson attack on Kyoto Animation in 2019, multiple people have been arrested in Japan following threats made against animation workers.
The theme this year: “The Business Case for Diversity.”
The Japanese studio has threatened legal action against those who threaten or defame its staff.