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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hundreds Gather For Pre-Oscar Protest Over Runaway Film Production

Visual effects artists protested the tax incentive arms race in which countries and states offer subsidies to lure production away from Hollywood. “It’s a race to the bottom,” said organizer Daniel Lay.


More than 300 visual effects artists, their families and supporters protested Sunday at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, a mile from the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are being held.


More than 300 visual effects artists, their families and supporters protested Sunday at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, a mile from the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are being held.


BuzzFeed / Hunter Schwarz


The man who plays Superman and takes pictures with tourists on Hollywood Blvd. was even there.


The man who plays Superman and takes pictures with tourists on Hollywood Blvd. was even there.


BuzzFeed / Hunter Schwarz


They wore green symbolizing green screens. "Without visual effects, this is what you're going see: people in front of green screens," Daniel Lay, protest organizer and founder of visual effects group ADAPT said.


They wore green symbolizing green screens. "Without visual effects, this is what you're going see: people in front of green screens," Daniel Lay, protest organizer and founder of visual effects group ADAPT said.


BuzzFeed / Hunter Schwarz


Protestors are upset over the tax incentives arms race. For more than a decade, states and countries have offered studios subsidies and tax incentives to pursuade them to leave California to film.


Protestors are upset over the tax incentives arms race. For more than a decade, states and countries have offered studios subsidies and tax incentives to pursuade them to leave California to film.


BuzzFeed / Hunter Schwarz




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