Marvel VFX workers unionize
And why did its latest flop cost $212M?
What to know
Overworked and underpaid visual effects workers vote to unionize at Marvel… More than 50 on-set Marvel VFX employees have petitioned to join IATSE, which represents 170,000+ artisans, technicians, stagehands, and craftspeople on who work in film, TV, and theater. While these 50 workers are a drop in the bucket of the thousands of VFX artists working for the dozens of the for-hire post production houses, it’s an important first step, as these are the first VFX professionals to ever band together and unionize. It’s also significant that this is happening at Marvel, one of the biggest and most high profile producers of visual effects-laden film and TV. One has to wonder if the very public labor movements currently happening in the industry motivated these employees to speak up? Vulture reports that if this move is successful, it would be a blueprint for other VFX teams to join the union. 🪧
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