Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Avatar VFX Workers Vote to Organize

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Visual effects (VFX) artists who work on James Cameron’s "Avatar" movies voted to join the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). These workers include creatures costume leads, environment artists and workers in the stage, environments, render, post viz, sequence, turn over and kabuki departments. The unit doesn't include workers at contracted vendors who create VFX for "Avatar," such as those who work at Weta FX.

“I could not be more proud of my fellow visual effects workers on the 'Avatar' sequels for standing together to secure our right to collectively bargain for more equitable compensation and benefits,” post vis coordinator Patrick DeVaney said in a statement.