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1. Sony Takes The High Road And Settles Animation Wage-Theft Lawsuit

While Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Dreamworks are still fighting against their employees, Sony has reached a settlement with the animation workers.

The post Sony Takes The High Road And Settles Animation Wage-Theft Lawsuit appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2. Conan O’Brien Nails It With This Skit About VFX Workers on ‘The Jungle Book’

No animals were harmed in the making of Disney's "The Jungle Book" — unless you count the human animals.

The post Conan O’Brien Nails It With This Skit About VFX Workers on ‘The Jungle Book’ appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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3. What Is The Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit? An Explainer for the Community

Take a few minutes to understand the lawsuit that industry artists have filed against the big American studios and why it matters.

The post What Is The Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit? An Explainer for the Community appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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4. Here’s How To Tell People You Can’t Create Free Artwork

Use this handy tool the next time someone asks you to create free artwork.

The post Here’s How To Tell People You Can’t Create Free Artwork appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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5. The NFB Just Did Something Awesome For Women Filmmakers

Canada's publicly-funded film studio has pledged to commit half of its production budget to women filmmakers.

The post The NFB Just Did Something Awesome For Women Filmmakers appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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6. Blue Sky Agrees To Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit With Animation Workers

This is a significant victory for the hard-working members of the feature animation community.

The post Blue Sky Agrees To Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit With Animation Workers appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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7. Disney, DreamWorks and Sony Describe Artists’ Wage-Theft Lawsuit As ‘Futile’

The major studios filed a motion last Friday in federal court asking a judge to dismiss the antitrust wage-fixing lawsuit that had been filed by animation industry employees.

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8. Japan’s Animation Industry Isn’t Just Tough, It’s “Illegally Harsh” Says American Artist

"Everything about my life is utterly horrible," says an American animator working in Japan, and that's how he likes it.

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9. Federal Judge Dismisses Animation Studio Wage-Fixing Suit

But the fight isn't over yet. Animation artists have 30 days to produce new evidence.

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10. Animation Artists’ Union Reaches Agreement for 3-Year Deal with Studios

How smooth were negotiations? They began Monday and finished Wednesday.

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11. Why Are ‘BoJack Horseman’ Artists Being Asked To Take Their Art Offline?

A letter from the show's producer asked artists to pull down their artwork from the Internet.

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12. Sony Tried to Screw Indie Filmmakers Over Their Crappy Film ‘Pixels’

Sony succeeded in removing multiple films from Vimeo with the word "pixels" in its title.

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13. Judge Rules Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony, and Other Studios Can’t Evade Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

A judge rule that animation artists can continue a case against studios which allegedly suppressed wages for decades through fraud.

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14. Crashing the Boy’s Club: Women Speak Out About Gender Inequality in Animation

Women don't receive the same opportunities as men do in animation, and they're finally speaking out about it.

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15. Hear This Uninterrupted Statement from “Life of Pi” VFX Winner

Last night during the Oscars, the Academy organizers interrupted Life of Pi winner Bill Westenhofer’s speech just as he was about to address the crisis in the visusal effects community. The timing of the cut-off may not have been coincidental, as Variety’s David S. Cohen pointed out on Twitter:

Hollywood’s desire to silence the animation/vfx community is made more poignant by the VFX industry demonstrations that happened earlier on Sunday in Hollywood. Westenhofer supervised the visual effects of Life of Pi at Rhythm & Hues, which has already declared bankruptcy and is among the studios hit hardest by the recent industry turmoil.

Westenhofer spoke backstage at the ceremony with animation journalist Bill Desowitz, where he explained the message he wanted to deliver to Hollywood:

“At a time when visual effects movies are dominating the box office, [the] visual effects companies are struggling. And I wanted to point out that we aren’t technicians. Visual effects is not just a commodity that’s being done by people pushing buttons. We’re artists, and if we don’t find a way to fix the business model, we start to loses the artistry. If anything, Life of Pi shows that we’re artists and not just technicians.”

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16. “We are at a tipping point in our industry”

A commentary worth reading by Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society:

“We are at a tipping point in our industry – no matter where you live or work. It has become painfully obvious that while profits abound for producers and distributors, our budgets are being squeezed to the point of jeopardizing our jobs and the quest for a reasonable life style for VFX artists.”

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17. Nickelodeon’s CG Artists Have Voted To Go Union

Late-breaking labor news out of Los Angeles:

NICK CG ARTISTS OVERWHELMINGLY RATIFY ANIMATION GUILD CONTRACT
Burbank, CA, July 12 — Newly organized CG artists have ratified a contract negotiated between the Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Ratification was overwhelming, with 90.1% of the bargaining unit’s 70 employees voting “Yes.”

The Guild has had a contract with Nickelodeon covering traditional animation artists since 2004. Talks extending union contract protection to Nick’s CG artists extended from March to July of this year, between management and a committee of seventeen employees along with Guild representatives. The primary issue was bridging from Nickelodeon’s corporate insurance to the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan, to insure uninterrupted health coverage for covered employees.

Steve Hulett, the Animation Guild’s Business Representative Steve Hulett issued this statement:

“Five years ago, the Animation Guild went to work organizing Nick’s CG department. We had a number of setbacks, but last year, thanks to Guild organizer Steve Kaplan, communication with employees accelerated and support for the Guild increased dramatically. Early in February, Nickelodeon agreed to a neutral card count and negotiations for a contract started soon thereafter.

“Talks went on for months. TAG had a large negotiating committee of unit employees, most in their early to mid-twenties, and they were focused and tenacious through several long days of work. I doubt we could have reached agreement without them.

“Nick negotiators Bill Cole and Kevin Ellman were tough but flexible, and had a lot to do with the parties reaching agreement.”

Final negotiations over the Memorandum of Agreement wrapped on July 10, with ratification by unit employees taking place at the studio’s Burbank facility on Friday afternoon.

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18. Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony Are Sued in Wage Theft Scandal

Shocking details of wage-theft conspiracy emerge in a class action lawsuit filed against DreamWorks, Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Digital Domain 3.0, Sony Pictures Imageworks and others.

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19. ‘Rick and Morty’ Artists Push to Unionize Their Show—And Succeed

The crew of the Adult Swim series "Rick & Morty" ratified a new labor agreement last Monday with the Animation Guild.

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20. ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland: “Fuck The Union”

The overworked and underpaid artists on Adult Swim’s "Rick and Morty" ratified a new labor agreement last week, and 'Rick and Morty''s co-creator doesn't like how it happened.

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21. Ed Catmull on Wage-Fixing: “I Don’t Apologize for This”

The wage-theft scheme run by big animation studios is finally receiving some mainstream media attention after a significant piece was published today by Bloomberg News.

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22. New Evidence Emerges of Wage-Fixing by DreamWorks, Pixar and Blue Sky

The wage-theft scheme operated by major American animation studios continues to grow with no end in sight.

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23. Sony Animation’s Bob Osher Makes $1.25 Million A Year, But Don’t Compare Your Salary To His

Sony tries to trick animation students with "advice" on how to be a successful employee at their studio.

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24. How A ‘Roger Rabbit’ Producer Punished An Artist for Wage-Sharing

Animation veteran Uli Meyer recounts what happened when he shared his wage with co-workers on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

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25. Former Disney Artist Explains How Ed Catmull Tricked Him

Ed Catmull allegedly told Disney artists they were free to find higher-paying work at other studios while he knew they couldn't.

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