Visual Effects Society Slams Hollywood
The next salvo in the ongoing battle to get VFX-workers the benefits and rights they deserve was fired by VES’s own Eric Roth in a lengthy letter to the industry, published in a new article on the Hollywood Reporter. It makes the interesting statement that VFX workers don’t want to unionize, merely bring visibility to the problems.
The key issue is that the business is worldwide and jobs are instantly mobile, since the data files that VFX workers work with are easily transmitted between far-flung locales. That means that success in organizing Los Angeles companies would probably just drive even more work overseas. Add to that the multiplicity of companies in the business and the price pressure theyre under, and it becomes obvious why organizing the field will take a lot longer than a digital download.