VFX professionals are creating movement in an effort to organize. Those who can adapt and adjust to impending changes will be the most successful. Will the entrepreneurs please stand up?

VFX Soldier

Last week Digital Domain CEO John Textor conducted an interview with FXGuide’s Mike Seymour on the DDI controversy. Here’s his email to employees. Variety’s David S. Cohen comes to his defense. The VES released a statement and it sort feels like a slap on the wrist that turns into a pat on the back.

On the other hand, The Animation Guild and Cartoon Brew both refer to the response as a basic non-apology apology: He’s sorry for what he said and while he’s clarified and back-tracked on his original intentions, he is still going forward with plans to utilize student work on production. In the end, who verifies that all of this follows labor law?

As an FXGuide commenter pointed out, the federal rules on this are pretty simple. Here is one snippet:

The employer that provides the training must not derive any immediate advantage from the activities of the…

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