Why VFX Houses Lose Money on Big Movies (Guest Column)

Why VFX Houses Lose Money on Big Movies (Guest Column)
This story first appeared in the March 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter issue. From the robots in Transformers to the tiger in Life of Pi, no longer is box office driven by movie stars or directors. Blockbusters are full of fantastic imagery courtesy of hundreds of world-class VFX artists that often work 70 hours a week. So why are the companies that produce these images going bankrupt? Why are digital artists so fed up that they are demonstrating on the street before the Oscars? Photos: The Making of 'Life of Pi' VFX budgets are by far the largest line

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