DNEG, the biggest employer in the U.K.’s vfx and animation sector, will introduce enhanced overtime pay as of next month, in a departure from industry norm.
Overtime (beyond 40 hours per week) will be paid at 1.5x rate to all U.K. staff in non-management positions, across film and episodic vfx, feature animation, and Redefine teams. This policy will bring the studio in line with the company’s North American locations.
Paid overtime is not a legal requirement in the U.K., as it is in the U.S. and Canada. DNEG previously offered staff time off in lieu, as do most companies in the country’s sector.