“Feature FX: Money Pit or Gold Mine?” Moderated by Patricia Rose Duignan

  • ©Scott Ross, Jim Morris, Carl Rosendahl, Richard Hollander, Phil Tippett, and Ray Feeney



Entry Number: 05


    Feature FX: Money Pit or Gold Mine?




    The effects industry was reborn in the late 1970s with the production of Star Wars. Since then, it has grown from one small company producing effects for George Lucas and his friends to a crowded and highly competitive business of approximately 20 companies competing for almost half a billion effects dollars in 1997. What are some of the growing pains that the big effects operations have experienced in the 80s and 90s, and how are they preparing for a healthy future? 

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