EXCLUSIVE: About two dozen post-production employees at ShadowMachine, the animation studio behind tuca & Bertie, robot chicken and BoJack Rider, unionized with the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
The move became official through a card verification process verified by a neutral third party. This is the Editors Guild’s fifth animation win in the past four years, following successful efforts at Bento Box, Nickelodeon and elsewhere.
“We are thrilled to welcome ShadowMachine workers to the Guild family,” said Alan Heim, President of the Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700. “Animation plays a huge and growing role in the entertainment industry, and too often the talented crafters who create don’t enjoy the same union protections afforded their live counterparts.Our guild is working hard to change that, and we’re thrilled to have ShadowMachine make history.
ShadowMachine production workers voted to unionize with the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, in May.
The Editors Guild represents nearly 8,900 American post-production professionals working in action and animation film.