Women Make Small Gains in Animation Industry But Still Hold Just 23% of Union Jobs

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Women hold less than a quarter of the union jobs in the local animation industry, according to the latest statistics from the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839. As of October 31, the guild said, only 23.2% of the jobs as animators, writers and technicians working under its contracts were held by women. That up from 20.6% 18 months ago.

“There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of women employed in guild jobs,” the union said.

DreamWorks Animation TV leads studio entities with 34.6% of its toon jobs held by women, though DWA as a whole brings up the rear with 14.3% of animation jobs held by women, tied with Sony Animation. …

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Jeff Burman represents assistant editors on the Guild’s Board of Directors. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

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