Netflix Against Unionized Workers?

When Netflix came into the picture in the late 1990’s no one expected it to beat the one and only video rental service, Blockbuster. Then again, when Netflix added a streaming service to its company, the expectation for this new media was far lower than what we see today; Netflix’s influence over broadband streaming and […]

Attack on Anime: an Industrywide Implosion

Since the 1970s America has had an undeniable fascination with Anime, the distinct art of Asian, often more specifically Japanese, animation. Many fans who fell in love with the medium dream about moving there and pursuing a career creating the artwork that they grew to love. Animator Henry Turlow did this, and highlights some of […]

The Animation Guild

The creative labor in the digital age was deeply affected in the Writers Guild of America strike, which began November 2007 and lasted until February 2008. The strike sought better funding for labor unions and job security in comparison with big-named film and TV studios. Traditionally, workers in these labor unions, such as screenwriters, aren’t […]

VFX Rockstars

Pretty much all hit movies and TV shows these days contain some sort of VFX or CGI elements which contributed to making that project a success. Star Wars, Jurassic World, Harry Potter, Arrow, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones are all hit movies and TV shows that wouldn’t be nearly as successful had it not been […]

Risk-taking in the world of Animation and the fears of Development Hell

Hollywood does not like to take risks, I’m pretty sure we all know that. It’s why we’ve had four Transformers films and are reviving Star Wars films for the second time. Those with money want to play it safe, and those without are going to try to copy what is working in order for them […]