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VFX Soldier Blog Highlights Sexism in VFX

A new guest post on the VFX Soldier blog takes a look at sexist discrimination in the visual effects workplace and the negative effects it’s having on women in the industry. …one thing I have struggled with over the past

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Thursday VFX LunchMeet Today!

Lovely day for al fresco Thursday VFX LunchMeet! 1-2pm today, St Anne’s Churchyard, Wardour St. Look for the green flag!

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The UK VFX industry and Brexit

Facts, not appeals to emotion Tony Lennon, BECTU research officer, recently outlined the implications for the UK entertainment industries of any vote to leave the EU. The recording of that talk is below. The bottom line is that if the UK

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Join MPC and get laid!

…or maybe they meant laid off! Over at Cartoon Brew, they noticed a bizarre recruitment strategy from MPC: In a Linkedin update from yesterday [update: it’s been deleted], MPC’s global talent acquisition manager Angela Buhr invited horny digital artists to

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The dreaded “crunch-time email”

Work/life-balance has been a hot topic in the games industry in the last month, following publication of a pretty horrendous recruitment guide and rant by well-known games developer Alex St John. The attitudes in his articles have been rightly criticised

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Thursday VFX LunchMeet!

This Thursday and every Thursday, union members and other vfx people get together at our weekly lunch meet where we chat about things that are important to people in the vfx industry. We will be meeting this Thursday April 28th  1:00

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It’s funny because it’s true!

This Thursday and every Thursday, union members and other vfx people get together at our weekly lunch meet where we chat about things that are important to people in the vfx industry. We will be meeting this Thursday April 21st  1:00

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Won’t I be fired if my employer finds out I’ve joined a union?

No – that would be illegal. UK law is crystal clear on this – no company can dismiss or discriminate against you for joining a union or taking part in it. As a member of BECTU, you get access to

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Ever notice…

   Join the VFX Union!

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Mass meeting of VFX workers says industry needs fixing

From BECTU’s website : A mass meeting of VFX workers earlier this week (Wednesday 13 January) showed how deeply staff feel about staff welfare and called on the industry to correct its shortcomings. Close to 400 people attended the huge meeting

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