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How Claymation’s Will Vinton lost his studio
to Nike’s Phil Knight
Mad Max: Mel Gibson’s launchpad
Powerful short films in LUNAFEST
Will Vinton and Nike’s Phil Knight
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As Vinton Studios pursued larger projects and staff increased, the studio became a business and cash flow became an issue. An artist with little business expertise, Vinton hired professional managers, who opened the door to outside investors. Phil Knight, billionaire founder of NIKE, invested $5 million for a 15% share of Vinton Studios and arranged for his son Travis (aka Chilly Tee, wannabe rap vocalist) to have a job in the production department.
As a result of the downturn in advertising after 9/11/01, finances were shaky. Facing possible bankruptcy, Vinton then sold a majority stake in his studios to Phil Knight in 2002. Within one year, Knight positioned his son on the board and forced Will Vinton out of the company he founded.
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Friday August 26, 7:00 pm
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Phil and Travis (Chilly Tee) Knight
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Wednesday September 14, 7:00 pm
Since 2006, Cincinnati World Cinema has been proud to present LUNAFEST. This year’s exciting slate of short films features eight short films that engage and inspire.
Proceeds from the LUNAFEST screenings will be shared with Women in Film Cincinnati and Black Women Celebrating Change, two local non-profit organizations dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential.
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