The L.A. SIGGRAPH 2014-2015 season is starting with a meeting on “The State of the Visual Effects Industry”,
with some great panelists. As we well know, the industry in Southern California, is in upheaval.
Many changes have occured in the vfx industry. Although the animation industry in L.A is still robust,
the effects facilities are shadows of their former selves. Our panelists will give a view of some of the
causes and offer some solutions to the current state of vfx.
Daniel Lay, ADAPT founder and VFX Soldier blog author
Steve Kaplan, Labor Organizer at The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839
Mariana Acuña Acosta, VFX rights activist
Matt Rosenfeld, VFX California subsidy proponent