Journey 3D, FX Artists of Former Meteor Studios seeking $1 Million in Back Pay
JOURNEY 3D - Unpaid, Digital FX artists seek back pay of $1 million from Discovery Communications and Evergreen Films
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/July 9, 2008 --- When Journey To The Center Of The Earth Movie 3D, the blockbuster and ground-breaking 3-D stereoscopic film starring Brendan Fraser, is released Friday, July 11, a group of digital effects artists from former Meteor Studios who worked on the film will continue a half-year later to wonder where their paychecks are.
According to David Rand, special effects artists worked for Meteor Studios, a company established by Discovery Communications of Virginia (Discovery) (owners of the Discovery Channel) and Evergreen Films of Pacific Palisades (Evergreen). During October, November and December of 2007, artists worked without pay; some put in 100-hour weeks and stayed loyal to the project with the promise of pay as soon as the a