A demonstration to raise awareness for Visual Effects Professionals has been scheduled.
A Facebook event page has confirmed so far: 500 will attend along with 291 maybes.
Media outlets will be attending: Fox 11, CBS 2, Variety.
- Sunday, 1pm – 4:30pm
- Hollywood Blvd & Vine St.
- March all the way to Hollywood & Highland.
- Follow vfxunited or hashtag #vfxprotest for location details.
- Parking can be found here or you can take the Metro Red Line.
- #vfxunite to get latest parking details.
- Road Closures
- A plane (yes, a friggin plane!) with a VFX message will circle the Oscars 3:30 – 4:30pm
- Bring cash to tip the Hollywood Blvd. Superheroes.
Big thanks to everyone getting involved and putting this together. One person who has stood out in their efforts is Dave Rand who not only paid for a plane to circle the Oscars but was also able to get a ton of major media coverage for the event:
- FXGuide: Visual Effects protest at Oscars
- LA Times: Visual effects workers plan Oscar flyover protest
- Deadline Hollywood: VFX Pros To Stage Oscar Protest
- Hollywood Reporter: VFX Community Planning Protest During Oscars
There is no requirement to bring anything but there have been some excellent and funny ideas for protest signs and imagery you can print out if you are interested (If you have others email me and I’ll post them.):
Be safe, be courteous, be concise and on point, and best of all, have fun.