Bad news in Vancouver today, here it is in today’s Province: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2013/10/08/pixar-canada-shuts-its-doors-in-vancouver/
Pixar Canada is shutting down.
100 employees let go.
They’re refocusing on the Emeryville shop.
Thanksfully, many of those let go should have a relatively soft landing, as other Vancouver CG shops have been scrambling to fill positions. Nitrogen and Nerdcorps both post openings here on this site regularly.
Good luck to all who have found themselves looking for new opportunities today.
Variety mentions that tax incentives have recently been cut in BC, likely prompting the closure: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/pixar-canada-closed-in-surprise-move-1200706910/
Cartoon Brew readers react with sympathy and support: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/breaking-pixar-canada-just-shut-down-100-employees-let-go-89480.html
The Animation Guild Blog offers some commentary: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pixar-canada-shuts-its-doors.html
Mark Mayerson provides some perspective: http://mayersononanimation.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pixar-canada-shuts-down.html