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VFX’s Annual General Meeting

The Most Important VFX Meeting of the Year! It’s your time to decide. Come to our Annual General Meeting next Wednesday and hear about what BREXIT could mean for VFX. Vote and decide on next year’s important issues and choose who

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VFX News

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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Thursday VFX Lunchmeet back at the Jurassic Church today!

With London weather, you’ve gotta be prepared to grab some sunshine at a moments notice! Spring seems to be finally here and the weather is gorgeous, so we’re moving the Thursday Lunchmeet back to the courtyard at St. Anne’s Church

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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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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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JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

What if I don’t work much VFX overtime? Not everyone has the same issues or problems while working in visual effects. There has been a lot of discussion on the topic of overtime, but what if you don’t work a

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This Thursday… Leaflets!

Thanks to everyone who came last week to the Thursday VFX lunchtime meet up! Wow – This is really taking off! There were some terrific regulars who showed up and a whole lot of new faces too! Great to meet

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