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this is it! THE  BIG VFX MEETING 7:00pm WEDNESDAY, 22ND JUNE REGENT HALL, 275 OXFORD STREET, LONDON, W1C 2DJ click here for more info   VFX Union members and non members alike are invited for an opportunity to hear about all

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Visual Effects News and Stories from Around the Web   Pressure on VFX firms to locate in tax havens Visual effects firms are under continuing pressure from production companies and studios to locate in parts of the world that offer the best

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Visual Effects News and Stories from Around the Web Women, are you Game to Work as Animators ? It is not just engineering that gives you a job, there are opportunities in visual effectsfor films and advertisements, 3D animation for 3D films and video …

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Visual Effects News and Stories from Around the Web 16 Directors Redefining the 21st Century Blockbuster Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Joe and Anthony Russo, JJ Abrams, Jennifer Lee. Jon Favreau, Zack Snyder, David Yates, Matt Reeves, James Gunn, Gareth Edwards, Colin Trevorrow, Patty Jenkins, Joss Whedon, Matthew Vaughn FXGuide fxpodcast #303: UK Union update We

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UK VFX Union featured on fxguide podcast!

Paul Evans, the BECTU national official for the vfx branch and Joe Pavlo, the vfx branch chair had a chat with Jeff Heuser from the fxguide podcast to talk about their work in the UK to establish a Visual Effects

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VFX Branch wins award!

At the BECTU National Conference over the weekend, the Visual Effects Branch was honoured with the Roger Bolton Memorial Award. It’s basically the unions “branch of the year” award and it was presented to members of the committee at the

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Large BECTU survey points to serious concerns from MPC’s visual effects workers

full article on BECTU’s website here Bare necessities missing for VFX workers at MPC “Moving Picture Company appears to encapsulate everything that is wrong with employment in UK VFX in microcosm” says BECTU, the media and entertainment union. In a

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! Sick Pay: Part 2

How does your sick pay stack-up? On our previous blog post we talked about sick pay, but do you ever wonder how your sick pay might stack up comparably? How it might stack up to other unionized sick pay? The VFX BECTU

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MPC Rethinks Its Sickness Policy

Yesterday MPC announced a U-turn to the company’s sickness policy which had already been officially updated less than six months ago. With MPC’s management perhaps feeling pressure from the the wave of VFX unionisation sweeping the industry, freelancers on 1 year

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! This week’s topic: Union Recognition Under Short Term Contracts

Union Recognition in an Industry with Precarious Short Term Contracts One of the biggest obstacles to achieving union recognition for many workers in the film business is the rolling project based contract. As the majority of the main workforce for

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