This evidence has led to a new class action lawsuit filed yesterday in San Jose that alleges “visual effects and animation companies have conspired to systematically suppress the wages and salaries of those who they claim to prize as their greatest assets—their own workers.” The defendants named are DreamWorks Animation, the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Digital Domain 3.0, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and ImageMovers. According to the suit, these companies made secret agreements to deprive thousands of their workers of better wages and opportunities to advance their careers at other companies.
Nickelodeon’s 2014 Student Animated Shorts Program We’re looking for shorts that make preschoolers laugh out loud! For more details and to submit your concept, please visit: studentshorts.nickjr.com Deadline for submissions extended to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Why every serious film student and independent filmmaker who dreams of creating successful works for the global market should attend David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti program
FROM NEW YORK INDIES TO HOLLYWOOD SUCCESS!
Wednesday, September 10, 7 Pm At SF State Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg. room 101, free
Learn how as heads of story on the multi-million dollar feature Hotel Transylvania 2, what they must do (and avoid) to create scripts, gags, etc. that will be successful in Asia as well as Europe, Australia and the Americas. Is creating a feature that is expected to make most of its money overseas different than creating domestic products?
Much of their career has dealt with controversial subject matter. They recently directed the hit musical comedy My Depression: The Up And Down And Up Of It for HBO. Learn how they dealt with a once taboo subject.
Also learn why the Disney Corporation and the Disney family didn’t sue Saturday Night Live and Wachtenheim and Marianetti for billions of dollars for creating and airing the outrageous Journey To The Disney Vault. This comedy is at times shocking and embarrassing, at least to Disney. In it Mickey Mouse reveals what may or may not be some of Walt’s darkest secrets! See a racist clip from Walt’s personal copy of Song of the South, see what happened to Walt’s head after he died and see cartoon proof about other Disney myths.
If you want to learn how to work successfully in the international marketplace and/or with controversial subject matter, don’t miss this free program.
Ron Diamond is the curator of this program, produced the HBO half-hour show and will also be present to answer your questions.
For the 2015 competition, teams are asked to address the following project challenge:
Disney has world class theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues that are highly popular with families from all around the world. We challenge you to take what Disney does best today and apply it to transportation within a major city. Your uniquely Disney transportation experience should include station/stops and vehicle designs that reflect the diversity of the city, and are accessible, energy-friendly, and fun!
Upon qualification, your team will be provided a Microsoft PowerPoint® template to submit its project:
Submission must include:
Overview of your project
Story behind your design
Description of the Guest experience
Project images, photos and/or video
Team members’ roles and project contributions
Submission may not exceed eight slides.
Submission may include only one video, not to exceed one minute in length.
All images and photos should include a description.
Do not include the name of your college/university or any team member on any page, image or video.
You may create your own characters or use existing Disney characters for the purpose of the Imaginations Competition only.
Your project submission must be sent by mail on a CD-ROM or flash drive and received by the project submission deadline. Project submission must not exceed 10MB in size.
If selected as a finalist team, you may bring artwork, illustrations, storyboards, story treatments, models, building designs and any other materials you have developed to the final competition.
Projects, entries and/or ideas may not be posted or displayed online until the culmination of the competition. Doing so will automatically disqualify the team.
All materials submitted to Walt Disney Imagineering will become the property of Walt Disney Imagineering and will not be returned.
The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and live events, is accepting submissions to SFIFF58 (April 23–May 7, 2015). Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered.
Early deadline – Monday, October 6 Regular deadline – Monday, November 3 Final deadline (shorts) – Monday, December 1 Final deadline (features) – Monday, December 8
“Premiering my film at SFIFF truly was a dream come true. Each screening was met with such warmth from the community. I couldn’t have asked for a more engaged and thoughtful audiences nor a more welcoming experience for me and my crew.”
—Sara Dosa, director of The Last Season
2014 Golden Gate Award Winners Jesse Moss (The Overnighters) and Sara Dosa (The Last Season). Photo: Pat Mazzera