Far back in the history of the human species (perhaps when we were still Australopithecus) people have thought that a bunch of guys was stronger than one guy. The history of organized labor rises from this realization to the modern-day climax of development represented by The Animation Guild. On the other hand, there have always been independent hominids who have insisted that they can do better on their own, whether the foe is the dire wolf or the studio executive out to make a name for himself by cutting costs. Is it worth it to organize? Does the individual have the power to make a better deal for him (or her) self?
If you have any interest in these questions, come to Women In Animation LA’s next General Meeting: “Union: An Argument”. We have a fantastic panel engaged for this event: Steve Hulett, Business Representative of TheAnimation Guild; Craig Miller, Head of the WGA’s Animation Writer’s Caucus; Tom Sito, Past President of The Animation Guild and author of “Drawing The Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson” and Charlie Zembillas, Designer, Art Director and Story Man from “He-Man” to “Sonic The Hedgehog” . We expect a lively exchange of views - so lively that audience members should expect to be searched before entering the hall. If this is your idea of entertainment, please RSVP early.
The balloon goes off on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, at The Animation Guild (11O5 N. Hollywood Way Burbank, California, USA). Schmoozing and networking begins at 6:30 PM and the meeting proper starts at 7:00. Food and soft drinks will be available.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP early.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the only address accepting RSVPs - please don’t email WIA International.)
Our cut-off for RSVPs is WEDNESDAY October 19th.
Non-members will be asked for a $10.00 donation, members are free.