The Campaign to End VFX Subsidies is back online. We’re 80% funded! Let’s wrap this thing up!:
Huge thanks to everyone’s patience on this and the support from everyone (even commenters who were against the campaign were in support of it continuing).
I still don’t know exactly why the campaign was frozen by Indiegogo on Saturday night but I wasn’t able to get in contact with them until Monday. They needed me to verify some internal details which the law firm and I were able to quickly verify. It just took a while to get Indiegogo to respond. Regardless we’re thankful that they have cleared the campaign to continue.
I did add the following note to the campaign clarifying who the client will be:
We have resolved Indiegogo issues and the Campaign to End VFX Subsidies is now back on-line. In response to their diligence, we have clarified that the law firm is preparing a feasibility study with VFX Soldier as its client so that it receives direction from one client and does not have independent attorney-client relationships with each contributor to the campaign. Once the feasibility study is completed by the firm, that work product will be transmitted to the client, VFX Soldier. If and when, as a result of the feasibility study, VFX Soldier and the law firm determine that there is legal action that is worth pursuing, those parties will reevaluate the representation, redefine its scope, and, potentially, after consultation with any appropriate additional parties, redefine who the law firm’s client is for the next stage.
It’s also great news to hear that blogger VFX Law is back online again. If you remember they started a blog a few years ago as a VFX professional working on becoming a lawyer. One of their latest posts gives their opinion on the campaign. Welcome back VFX Law!