Joining us for the fxpodcast isÂ David Yocis from the Washington DC law firmÂ Picard Kentz & Rowe. Yocis worked on the “Feasibility Study on Subsidies to Film Production and Visual Effects” commissioned byÂ anonymousÂ visual effectÂ artistÂ and blogger VFXÂ Soldier. The funding for this study came from 200 visual effects artists who in total contributed $13,000 via anÂ Indiegogo campaign (similar to Kickstarter).
The study is 25 pages and details the issues, examines a previous attempt to use a World Trade Organization petition, and recommends a course of action.
VFX Soldier’s post on re leasing the study:
Legal Recommendations On VFX Subsidies
A copy of the study can be found:
Scott Squires post on subsidies:Â