The website La Presse.ca reported yesterday that MPC (owned by Technicolor, who bought Mr. X earlier this summer) will increase it’s employees from 300 to 520 in the next six months. What’s interesting about this to me is that the Quebec government announced that they would be decreasing subsidies to the film industry from 45% to 36%.
That is a huge amount of people that they need to hire in a very short amount of time, no surprise that MPC is travelling around the country looking for talent. You have to wonder what kind of pressure that applies to the local studios when they're looking to hire.
The Globe and Mail has a version of the story as well.
A great article about stepping into a ‘Lead’ position at your job. Very well written, and is very applicable to VFX work.
The Star published an an opinion piece about the Liberal’s Pension Plan. This was one of the key promises in the last election. The writer compares it to the struggle for the single-payer health insurance that we currently have.
99u published an article that is particularly relevant to VFX Artists about the need to continually keep learning. Lots of good advice, but damn if it isn’t tough to learn new things at home when you spend all day trying to get shots out.
This is a pretty uncritical look at how Louisiana’s tax incentive program has taken a majority of the production work from California.
Good, in-depth article about Marvel’s philosophy on film-making. Worth a read.