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MPC to offer absolute minimum redundancy payments?

  “Thank you to all our artists. The next round of applause is for you. You deserve it as much as we do” – Rob Legato, receiving the Visual Effects Oscar for The Jungle Book Statutory redundancy. Only statutory redundancy. Last

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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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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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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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An open letter to all staff at MPC

Dear MPC Employee, We are sure that you’ve heard rumblings about a bid by BECTU to achieve Trade Union Recognition at MPC. We thought that it was time for the union to write to you directly – addressing some of

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TECHNICOLOR makes deal to buy THE MILL for €259 MILLION

The Mill has been bought..     More companies merging it looks like in visual effects. The Mill has been acquired by Technicolor for €259 million. I hope this doesn’t mean lay offs for any of the crew. Technicolor already

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“This story only highlights what MPC wants people to believe”

A recent article in ‘Variety’ about the London company is being met with a storm of protest from within the VFX community. Commenters complain about a toxic corporate environment and describe deplorable working conditions. The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is

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