I’ve recently been digitizing interviews I’ve done over the years, especially those I did relating to my PhD dissertation, “Popeye the Union Man,” which dealt with the Fleischer strike and attempts to organize the Van Buren studio in the 1930s. . While I was at it, I also did a good number of interviews with [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Unions'
March 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Animation artists, Unions
June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · American cinema, Politics, Unions
May 28th marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Disney strike by members of the Screen Cartoon Guild (later the Screen Cartoonist Guild). The nine-week walkout, precipitated by the firing of Art Babbitt, the head of the Guild’s Disney’s unit, is a legendary event whose full story has yet to be told. Though [...]
The posting by Google of digitized images from the vaults of Life magazine has led to a number of bloggers (including myself) to mine it for all sorts of wonderful images. I thought I would add to the feeding frenzy with a series of postings, starting with some pictures from the fabled Battle of Warner [...]
December 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Film industry, TV industry, Unions
It’s been five weeks since the Writers Guild of America West and East went on strike against the TV networks and the movie studios. The walkout has been hitting much of film and TV community pretty hard, though it has not affected animation that much. (Most animation writers, including those working on feature films, are [...]