Media FX News Archives
- October 3, 2001
- Writer's Union Keeps Up Pressure
- Square Gives Up
on Movie Business
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day
- Miramax Preps bin Laden Terrorist Movie
Union Keeps Up Pressure on Nickelodeon
(by digitalmediafx.com) Assemblyman Paul Koretz, Chair of the
California Assembly Labor Committee, has agreed to oversee an
impartial election for union representation on behalf of writers
on six Nickelodeon animated series. The action came following
a petition by the writers to be represented by the Writers Guild
of America, west (WGAw) and the refusal by Nickelodeon Animation
Studios, Inc. to recognize the guild as the collective bargaining
representative for the writers.
follows an August 30 picket
of Nickelodeon Animation Studios by the WGAw.
The mock election
takes place today at noon (PST) at Nickelodeon Animation Studios
and the results will be immediately announced by Assemblyman Koretz.
American worker has a right to vote to be represented by a guild
or union of their choice," said Victoria Riskin, President
, WGAw. "We sincerely hope that Nickelodeon recognizes that
the best interests of its employees would be served by abiding
by the results of an impartial election without further delay."
The six Nickelodeon
shows where writers are being sought for union representation
are: SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold!, Fairly Odd Parents, Invader
Zim, Constant Payne and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
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Gives Up on Movie Business!
(by digitalmediafx.com) Square Company Ltd. has pulled all
funding from Square Pictures and is giving up on the movie business
after the disastrous results from Square Pictures first major
attempt - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Even in Japan,
where Spirited Away reigns king, Final Fantasy is failing
to draw large audiences.
had been planning other movie projects and was going to make an
announcement about a top
secret project it was working on several months ago
for February 2002. The fate of that project is unknown.
here for an update to this story.
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(by digitalmediafx.com) A new edition of the dFX
Animation and FX Newsletter will be delivered tomorrow
with the latest animation/fx news and a sneak peek at Noell Wolfgram
Evan's next feature. Click
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of the Day - Miramax Preps bin Laden Terrorist Movie
According to Japan Today:
Andy McNab, special forces soldier turned best-selling novelist,
truth really is stranger than fiction.
In 1999, the
British veteran wrote "Crisis Four," in which a certain
Saudi-born dissident Osama bin Laden plots to blow
up the White House and kill the president.
is turning the book into a film..."
here for the full story.
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