Andy

February 26, 2014

Revenge of the Nerds: How tech geeks found a secret weapon in their fight against Big Hollywood

Interesting article on the effect of globalization on visual effects professionals – illustrates a lot of why 'free markets' are always a race to the bottom. "Violating the spirit- and the letter- of World Trade Organization regulations and U.S. domestic trade statutes- industrialized countries like Canada- Britain- Australia- Germany and New Zealand have started offering massive taxpayer-financed handouts to studios if the studios source their visual effects and post-production services in those nations."

Revenge of the Nerds: How tech geeks found a secret weapon in their fight against Big Hollywood

From Marlon Brando's civil rights statement in absentia to Michael Moore's anti-war speech- the Academy Awards ceremony played host to its share of high-profile protests. This year- though- the big…