ADAPT Membership/Fundraiser Drive Starting Soon

I haven’t had time to post on some recent VFX news since I’ve been focused on getting ready to launch the ADAPT membership and fundraiser drive. We are officially a non-profit organization now and are setting up our site to allow supporters to join or donate to our organization to help fund our legal effort to end VFX subsidies.

Before we do launch we want to do a little user testing. I feel pretty comfortable for tester coming from the US. However if you are a potential donor or member coming from New Zealand, Europe, and Canada, email me: vfxsoldier at gmail dot com.

I’d like to try to get one or two users from each region to test the site.

Soldier On.

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19 Responses to ADAPT Membership/Fundraiser Drive Starting Soon

    • VFX Soldier says:

      “However, the study also gave ammunition to opponents of tax incentives for the film industry with its finding that for each dollar in tax incentives granted by New Mexico, film production generated about 43 cents in state and local taxes.”

    • Dave Rand says:

      Why the heck would a consulting firm out of western Canada be interested in proving tax incentives work?

    • Hanna says:

      Where’s the link to this study? I’d like to read it for myself but the Variety article has not cited it. I wonder why?

  1. vfxSoul says:

    Another article claiming more tax incentives are coming to California. I wonder if LA gets its fair share of incentive based work the supporters here will simply vanish? Just curious.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/california-film-commission-incentive-program-720474

    • Andreas jablonka says:

      We are trying to abbolish all subsidies. The bill here in CA actually is a heated debate. Some say it’s only fair we start a subsidy of our own to be able to compete and some say it’s just joining the race to the bottom.

    • ben says:

      As a VFX worker in California I was (and am) opposed to the subsidies here. I would be lying if I said I didn’t hope they brought in some extra work for me. But in the long run I know that any extra work they bring in will be minor and temporary and that they can easily be wiped out by increased subsidies elsewhere.

      Subsidies are a race to the bottom like has been said here again and again. The only winners in the long run are the studios that pit one desperate region against another and who collect their paycheck from unsuspecting and powerless taxpayers.

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  3. vfxmafia says:

    This is why nothing will be done to impead the Big 6 Studio monopoly. Also would add I am very skeptical the powers that be would let a CVD ruling go through…….(but this is just my opinion).

    Welcome to the whorehouse which is Hollwood. Im surprised Ed Catmull didn’t get an award to.

    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/awards/barack-obama-finally-honors-americas-greatest-animation-artist-102278.html

    • whoa says:

      It doesnt matter if they want to “let” the ruling go through or not. Congress is not passing a new law. That is the beauty of the CVD idea. It is already law. It merely has to be shown foreign subsidies are harming a “like” domestic industry and it automatically goes into effect.

      • vfxmafia says:

        Im just saying Jeffery Katzenburg is Obamas lead campaign contributor………i can see the powers that be ambush the CVD case before it gets to Dept of Labor…..or worse….like tie up the CVD lawyer bills to be more expensive than 5,000 LA VFX workers can afford.

        just do the math…..Subsidies pretty much fund over $1 BILLION dollars in revenue….but also allow the studios to borrow money off of the incoming subsidy….its not only revenue but a bank loan for upcoming films. I just dont see anyone getting in the way of a Billion dollars…..laws or no laws…….

        Ask yourself how many Banksters and goldman sachs bitches went to jail in the worst banking scandal in world history? Ed Catmull or Jamie Diamon are the same frigging people…..

        You can’t trust the US government and you can’t trust anyone worth over $10 million dollars….

      • Whoa says:

        Virtually every instance of applying the CVD has faced well financed opposition. There is a difference between influencing new legislation and enforcing current law. It doesn’t matter if Obama himself has been paid explicitly to block the Cvds. He has no say in the matter. Neither does any benefactor of foreign subsidies. The CVD law and it’s application are designed to protect against almost guaranteed opposition from those with more wealth and power over those that would want to stop thr hemoraging of a domestic industry.

      • vfxmafia says:

        @ Whoa

        a bit naive are we not?

  4. vfxmafia says:

    Oh and to all the Dreamworks employees who didn’t wear green shirts last year….Jeffery will have a special present for you

    http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-stock-plummets-analysts-urge-studio-to-lower-costs-1201272148/

    ……Dreamworks SKG stock plumetted %12 today because of over budget films…….You might be making too much money. I smell layoffs….

  5. misha says:

    exactly what’s happening with vfx, and film companies in general; let’s get our plight to The Daily Show:

    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/ehvwjx/inversion-of-the-money-snatchers

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