Joining us for the fxpodcast is David Yocis from the Washington DC law firm Picard Kentz & Rowe. Yocis worked on the “Feasibility Study on Subsidies to Film Production and Visual Effects” commissioned by anonymous visual effect artist and blogger VFX Soldier. The funding for this study came from 200 visual effects artists who in total contributed $13,000 via an 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: