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As a new film showcases their plight, visual effects artists will protest the Oscars

03
Mar
2014

For the second consecutive year, visual effects artists are demonstrating at the Academy Awards today in protest of studio finance strategies that they say are driving them out of business. Workers are gathering at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the foreign tax credits that have put US effects studios at a disadvantage when bidding on film projects. These subsidies are a form of corporate welfare used by Hollywood producers to game various governments against each other, the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, Technicians said in a statement. The protest comes amid the release of Life After Pi, a short documentary about the history of the acclaimed visual effects studio Rhythm Hues.

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