Business & Legal Documents
Visual Effects Society Demo Material Guidelines
As stated in the Visual Effects Society’s VFX Bill of Rights, the Society upholds the concept of Portfolio Rights. More specifically, we recognize the right of artists and facilities to show work that they have contributed to in order to seek and gain employment in the field...read more
Employers who require employees to sign confidentiality agreements (and who discipline employees for violating them) may want to take heed: The NLRB has taken a very aggressive stance against such agreements when they employees may reasonably view them as prohibiting disclosure of information about compensation or working conditions to union representatives, even if the employee is not a member of a union and the employer does not have represented employees. This development could have a significant impact where labor costs are a key element of the budgeting process, and where, for competitive reasons, an employer wants to protect this information from its competitors.
Here are some additional links
NLRB Announces New Posting Requirement - From Baker Hostetler Labor Relations
Notification of Employee Rights - From National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Below are some useful Deal Memos
If you have any questions regarding the deal memos listed below, please contact Brad Rienke
The VES Technology Committee has published and maintains several projects for the benefit of the VFX practitioner:
VFX Reference Platform
The VFX Reference Platform is a set of tool and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software for the VFX industry.
VES 2.0 Documents & Links
Visual Effects Society Industry Bill of Rights
An Open Letter To VFX Artists And The Entertainment Industry At Large Visual Effects Society: 2.0
Huffington Post article "The Real Wizards of Oz Deserve Better Treatment"
VES 2.0 Virtual Town Hall - January 27, 2012 (Viewable only by Logged in VES Members)
VES Open Letter - Call to Action