The Animation Co-op is a non-profit network of individuals and organizations dedicated to serving animation creators and enthusiasts by promoting independent production, distribution and education
The Animation Guild, Local 839 www.mpsc.839.org
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
4729 Lankershim Blvd., Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 766-7151 Fax (818) 506-4805
Course Information (818) 766-0521
The membership requirement is employment as an animator or related position with any of the contract studios listed on the union web site. Contact studios include Disney.
The union offers 12-week animation courses including storyboarding, background painting and design, and basic figure drawing and composition.
Nonmembers require completion of the three-week seminars, Introduction to the Art and Industry and Basic Animation Techniques, prior to enrollment in animation courses. Seminars cost $30 and animation courses range in cost from $80 to $210.
Animation World Network, Inc. (AWN) www.awn.com
6525 Sunset Boulevard, Garden Suite 10, Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 606-4200 Fax (323) 466-6619
This is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet that provides information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Resources provided include an online listing of job opportunities, networking opportunities through e-chats, and industry updates on online industry articles. An additional resource is the AWN's Global Animation Production Directory, which is a publication listing of animation companies in Los Angeles.
This non-profit, volunteer organization promotes the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Membership benefits include networking opportunities at local chapter meetings and national conferences, and an online listing of animation companies.
Entertainment Industry Development Corporation
7083 Hollywood Blvd., 5th Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028
(213) 957-1000 x 151
Contact: Kathleen Milnes
This is an online career resource that provides industry information on entertainment and new media industries including animation. Information provided includes industry reports, training programs, and a listing of industry publications.
Women in Animation, Inc. www.woman.in.animation.org
P.O. Box 17706, Encino, California 91416
Contact: Jan Nagel, President
This is a professional, non-profit organization established to foster the advancement of women involved in the art and industry of animation. Membership benefits include networking and professional development opportunities at local chapter events, and educational seminars.
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