"Tech site Pando Daily has been providing amazing coverage of the Department of Justice antitrust invesigation and subsequent class action lawsuits over wage-fixing amongst Silicon Valley tech companies and animation studios. Described as the largest wage-fixing cartel in American history, it’s the story of how some of the most powerful figures in tech and entertainment, including Apple’s Steve Jobs, Lucasfilm’s George Lucas, Pixar’s Ed Catmull, and Google’s Eric Schmidt, conspired to illegally manipulate and suppress the wages of their employees.
In Pando’s most recent piece by Mark Ames, the discussion turns to the animation studios, which have not been covered as heavily throughout the scandal as some of the tech companies like Google, Intel, and Apple.
The major point that Ames makes is that the illegal wage-fixing extended far beyond the primary players, Pixar and Lucasfilm. Through the deposition testimonies of George Lucas and Pixar president/co-founder Ed Catmull, there is evidence that other studios like Walt Disney Animation Studios and DreamWorks/PDI participated in the illegal activities to keep their employees’ wages unnaturally low. The Walt Disney Company has emerged as a central figure in the scandal, especially now that they own both Pixar and Lucasfilm, and it should come as no surprise that as they worked to pay their employees less, their stock prices and profits shot to all-time highs.”
is this what responsibilities look like
can i just
so bill nighy was wearing a motion capture suit and screaming at johnny depp
and johnny depp had to scream back
without either of them laughing
just imagine that. two grown men, one in pyjamas with balls on his face, and the other in a pirate costume, screaming at the top of their lungs at each other
BECAUSE WHO DOESN’T WANT A FALCON PREQUEL
Sam Wilson, member of the Air Force’s 58th rescue squadron, has dedicated his life to saving those in need of saving: dependable and resourceful, he is simply the best in his squad. Sam gets an opportunity, along with his fellow airman Riley, to test out the EXO-7 wing program: a suit that broadens the horizon of rescue operations all across the world. But there are still a few ruffles in the EXO-7’s programming to smooth out before the wings are issued to the entire squadron.
"So what are we, some kind of guinea pigs?" Riley jokes after Sam’s wings malfunction during a routine op. "Doesn’t seem like they care much if we survive at all." Riley shrugs sourly. "Seeing you fall out there—if I hadn’t caught you…"
"Thanks for that, by the way," Sam grins. "But come on, Riley. We get to fly. It’s worth it, isn’t it?”