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Careers in Animation

 

Los Angeles Area Resources

This listing was created to supplement lectures I gave on Careers in Animation at various branches of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Unions
The Animation Guild, Local 839, IATSE
4729 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602-1864
818 766-7151
The major union for animation artists and technicians. Offers low-cost animation classes through its American Animation Institute.

Writers Guild of America, West
7000 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, California 90048-4329
(323) 951-4000
While Local 839 does represent animation writers, the Writers Guild has recently begun organizing writers at non-union studios. Has an Animation Writers Caucus.

Screen Actors Guild
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600
(323) 954-1600
Represents voiceover actors.

Professional Organizations
ASIFA-Hollywood
721 S. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 842-8330
Local branch of the International Animated Film Association, which has chapters all around the world. Presents the annual Annie Awards, screenings and other events.

L.A. SIGGRAPH
P.O.Box 6308,
Burbank, CA 91510-6308
(310)288-1148
Local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics.

Women in Animation
P.O. Box 17706
Encino, California 91416
(818) 759-9596
Networking group which offers ongoing series of seminars and workshops.

Magazines
Animation Magazine
Includes occasional articles on recruiting and education; has put on World Animation Celebration and other industry-related events.

Animation Blast

Animation World Magazine
Online journal which offers free Animation School Directory and Directory of Animation Studios.

The Hollywood Reporter

Major entertainment industry journal which publishes special animation issues.

Kidscreen
Focuses on children's television programming.

Variety (Weekly)/ Daily Variety
Major entertainment industry journal which publishes special animation issues.

Schools (Selected)
American Animation Institute
AnimAction
California Institute of the Arts
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
Chapman University
Fairfax Senior High School, Fairfax  Magnet Center for Visual Arts
Glendale Community College
Los Angeles City College
Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television
Orange Coast College
Otis College of Art and Design
Rowland High School
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
UCLA Animation Workshop
University High School
USC School of Cinema-Television, Division of Animation and Digital Arts

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