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Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For VFX Artists

02.17.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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In a recent open letter, Lee Stranahan pressed the issue of fair treatment and working conditions for visual effects artists. James Cameron, director of the effects heavy film Avatar, was called upon to address the perceived problem.

The writers, composers and actors all will receive well-deserved residual payments for decades to come. But the visual effects artists don’t receive royalties and residuals. And as one visual effects artist told me, “even in the credits, we’re listed after craft services.”

The cites the lack of unionization and ease of off-shoring labor as problems facing the artist. This has sparked further conversations about labor organization in the creative community at large.

One Response to “Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For VFX Artists”

  1. Dustin Rankin Says:

    Im working on becoming a visual effects Artist but iv noticed that no matter how incredible these films may be they never give these artist the awards are credit they deserve witch really is sad. I wish this would change and the people on top would start to push to support these kind of artist since this is were are future is heading. Also it would help in courge people like me to keep moving towards my dreams.

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