LOS ANGELES, CA — IATSE is studying how VFX workers’ rates and conditions compare to industry standards for the first time, The Union Behind Entertainment announced Monday.
“VFX is integral to almost every film and television production made today, Yet the workers who make VFX possible are among the only film & tv workers not represented by a union today,” said IATSE Organizer and VFX Worker Mark Patch. “Knowing our worth is an essential step towards building a more sustainable VFX industry.”
While inquiries in this area have been conducted before, this is the first time the union has sponsored an official VFX study. IATSE Communications Director Jonas Loeb explained that the Union’s involvement is intended to drive higher participation than ever before, “the more in the VFX community that participate, the more representative the study will be.”
The survey is open to all who work in the VFX space, including non-IATSE members. All submissions will be anonymized and tallied with aggregated totals. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2023 and results are slated for release shortly afterwards.
Take the 2022 VFX-IATSE Worker Rates and Working Conditions Survey: https://vfxunion.org/2022-survey/