The “Croods” sequel opens strongly, SIGGRAPH goes virtual (again), and labor practices at vfx studios continue to stir controversy …
Eighty-hour workweeks, humiliation by bosses, and a “deeply disturbing” contract are among the factors that some say drove one vfx worker to suicide.
An official statement says: “Covid-19 is changing the entertainment industry … The merger is a direct and necessary response.”
The company’s treatment of its staff is “grotesque” says a grassroots vfx workers rights organization.
Universal is replacing the current version in theaters with a new version that contains “improved visual effects.”
Montreal’s vfx and animation industries keep growing.
Australia’s vfx industry just got a lot bigger.