Monthly Archives: December 2014

Adapting to a Changing Business

Steve Hulett / December 29, 2014

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Artists have to do it as much as anyone, here in the 21st century. … AS THE BUSINESS of comics syndication has changed, tethered as much as it is to the fate and fortunes of newspapers, it has been especially great to see cartoonists enjoy opportunities in other creative realms in 2014. “Doonesbury’s” Garry Trudeau…

Non-Photographic Director of Photography

Steve Hulett / December 23, 2014

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I’m sorry, but I find this a bit odd. The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed a milestone when Pixar’s Sharon Calahan became the first director of photography whose work has been…

The Unionizing Thing

Steve Kaplan / December 13, 2014

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As somebody who lives inside organized labor, this is heartening: Federal officials unveiled new rules on Friday that will streamline and simplify the union election process, a reform long sought by labor unions and fiercely opposed by businesses. Among other changes, the rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board will limit some of the…

One Big Suit

Steve Kaplan / December 2, 2014

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And we don’t mean the double-breasted kind. Sony probably didn’t need any more bad news after last week’s brutal hacking that made the studio work like it was 1954, but it got some today. While not altogether unexpected, the three class-action suits over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing deals by Sony, Disney, DreamWorks Animation and other…