First off, a big congratulations to everyone at Mr. X for their Emmy nomination for Best Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for their work on the second season of Vikings!
The news about the Pixar/Lucasfilm/Dreamworks wage fixing conspiracy has been making it's way around the internet. You can see people's reactions on Twitter, much more to the point than my rambling mess.
"raiding other studios has very bad long term consequences [i.e., drives up wages and hurts profits]" - Ed Catmull in an email to Dick Cook.— VFX Law (@vfxlaw) July 9, 2014
I mean, Katzenberg, Catmull and Co, if you're so worried about profits then maybe YOU shouldn't be worth so much fucking money, you know?— Xavi (@RagingSpaniard) July 8, 2014
What's most disturbing about latest ILM/Pixar/DreamWorks collusion revelation is involvement of Ed Catmull and Dick Cook.— VFX Soldier (@VFXSoldier) July 8, 2014
"I would like the kind of relationship that Pixar has with Disney in that people cannot be considered to move back and forth." - Ed Catmull— VFX Law (@vfxlaw) July 9, 2014
Catmull: “We don’t have a no raid arrangement with Sony. We have set up one with ILM and Dreamworks which has worked quite well.”— Jean-Denis Haas (@jeandenishaas) July 8, 2014
Sadly reading how Ed Catmull, a titan in the development of computer graphics, is also a wage-fixing conspirator.— Jacob Mallott (@jmallott) July 8, 2014
I’ve coincidentally been reading through Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. and the whole thing gives it a pretty sour taste.— Caitlin Cadieux (@caitcadieux) July 8, 2014
The most disturbing info in those Ed Catmull emails? If PIXAR can’t make a profit, we are all fucked, aren’twe?— David Stripinis (@davidstripinis) July 8, 2014
Much to admire about the creative culture at Pixar, a lot of it synthesized by Ed Catmull. All now undercut by his conspiracy of wage-fixing— Michael Lapinski (@m_lapinski) July 9, 2014
I started Ed Catmull’s Creativity Inc. last week. Very interesting to read it with the latest news in mind…— Benoit Terminet S. (@benoit_ts) July 9, 2014
It seems Ed Catmull confirms the asshole effect. Saddens me that one of our very own can get so removed :(— Don Williamson (@Donzanoid) July 9, 2014
Just found out about the illegal suppressing of employee pay at all those companies. Ed Catmull of all people to be involved...heartbreaking— Alison Locricchio (@alisonnn17) July 10, 2014
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