I'm a visual effects artist - 17 years in the industry, creating vfx for commercials, TV shows, and movies that make a lot of money for increasingly fewer people.
Today, in Los Angeles, from 1pm to 4:30pm at Hollywood and Vine, there will be a demonstration to raise awareness of how billions of dollars are being made by corporations and studios, while the workers and companies who actually create these stunning effects are increasingly going unpaid, declaring Chapter 11, or going fully out of business. How can this be?
How can the company that could win an Oscar tonight for top visual effects for "Life of Pi" have to declare bankruptcy last week?
Who is eating this pie? Why are the workers treated like crumbs and swept under the red carpet? Who will fight this injustice? (I'm not waiting for Superman).
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