Women in Animation and VFX: Negotiating pay and salary – GUEST UPDATE!

Among the exciting, talented and experienced professionals joining us on Thursday January 30th is Michelle James Reynolds.

Michelle joined Share My Telly Job following a 17 year career as a Producer and Director in Factual and Entertainment Television in the UK and USA.

Highlights include House Hunters International for Leopard Films, 100 Year Old Driving School for RDF and Deal or No Deal for Endemol. She worked as High-End TV Manager for ScreenSkills running CPD programmes including a successful Return to Work scheme in Post and VFX with Film London.

She lives in London with her husband and two girls aged 4 and 7.

Check out more guests confirmed and GET TICKETS!

Women in Animation and VFX: Negotiating pay and salary – GUEST SPOTLIGHT!

CONFIRMED GUEST for our January 30th Panel Event: SYDNEY PADUA

Sydney Padua
Photo courtesy of Charlotte Knee.

Sydney Padua is Canadian born artist living in London. She started off in traditional hand drawn animation, working on films such as The Iron Giant (1999) and gradually moved into computer animation and VFX. She worked on films such as The Lion King (2019), The Jungle book (2016) and Clash Of The Titans (2010) as a creature and character animator for companies including DNEG, MPC and Framestore.

She is also an Annie-Award nominated filmmaker and Eisner-nominated graphic novelist famed for her book which she wrote and illustrated “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer”

Check out her animation work here!

Find out more at: SydneyPadua.com


Watch this space for updates on all industry guests confirmed!

Lovelace and Babbage
Over 6 months on the New York Times Bestseller list! Winner of the British Society for the History of Mathematics Neumann Prize, the British Book Design Award, and finalist for Goodreads Best Graphic Novel!

Women in Animation and VFX: Negotiating pay and salary – January event

Image from Agricultural Report, short film by Confirmed Guest – SYDNEY PADUA – Senior Animator (MPC, DNEG), Annie-Award Nominated filmmaker and Eisner-Nominated Graphic Novelist

BECTU’s Animation and VFX Branch is organising an event for women working in our sector on negotiating pay and salary in January.

If you are planning on a prosperous 2020, then get ready for an exciting evening!

A panel of industry experts will be sharing their experience on negotiating pay and salary. It will also include a session on the opportunities for job-sharing.

Come along for the talks and stay for the networking and drinks.

It’s all happening at St Anne’s Church on Dean Street in Soho on the evening of January 30th.

Tickets and further details can be found on our Eventbrite page here: https://bit.ly/2qJZbmk

Watch this space for updates on all industry guests confirmed!

vfxAssemble Facebook Live

We will be talking about vfxAssemble and answering your questions live on Facebook on Monday, 23rd October from 21:00 GMT.


vfxAssemble is a way to realise the vfx union we’ve always wanted. Here’s how it works: You pledge to join the union, but you pay nothing and no one’s membership is made active unless we achieve over 50% of the vfx workforce by the deadline. It’s a sort of Kickstarter/crowdsourcing thing. It’s anonymous, it’s risk free and we will only charge you if we are successful in achieving our numbers.

Don’t wait – join today at vfxAssemble.com!





VFX Pub Night

7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

We meet regularly on the first Wednesday of the month, hosted in the private upstairs bar at the Nellie Dean in Soho. ( 89 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3SU )

It’s a chance to talk to the VFX Union members and other colleagues about issues in London VFX.

This is open to non-union members who might have questions about the union and for current members to bring along guests who might be interested in joining.

Keep up to date by following us on our Facebook or Twitter page for venue or date changes.

As always look for the green flag!