VFX Assemble – UK trade union for VFX artists
Oct 11, 2017 by CGPress Staff
VFX Assemble is taking the unusual approach of using a crowdfunding model to create a new trade union for VFX artists working in the UK. The reasoning goes that artists are not joining unions because they’re waiting until everyone else has done it first. The crowdfunding model, similar to Kickstarter, attempts to remedy this concern by charging union membership only once over half of the VFX workers in a company have joined. This threshold also marks the point at which workers can apply for union recognition, which allows them to campaign for better contracts and conditions. In particular the initiative is targeting the big four VFX houses: DNeg, ILM, MPC and Framestore. You can find out more and sign up on the VFX Assemble website.