The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has won the right to represent animation employees at DPS Film Roman in North Hollywood through the Animation Guild, Local 839.
IATSE won the Oct. 29 election by a 166-20 vote at DPS Film Roman, which was founded in 1984 and produces the animation for “The Simpsons,” “King Of The Hill” and “X-Men: Evolution.”
“It’s long overdue that they get the representation and benefits they deserve,” said Animation Guild President Kevin Koch. “Given this clear mandate, we’re looking forward to fast and effective negotiations with management.”
The Animation Guild currently represents about 1,900 employees at Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network, Fox TV Animation, Nickelodeon and Universal.