John Textor Defends Digital Domain
I have no intention of replacing workers with students and I can talk to you more about that in person. I hope that one Joe Biden comment doesn't erase a lifetime of caring about people. I acknowledge that my ideas are different, and I can't promise you that I won't say something crazy again in the future. What I can promise is that I will keep trying to help. In early 2006 Digital Domain employed about 400 people. Today, with your help and some different ideas, Digital Domain employs 933 people in North America (669 in the US) and we're growing. I believe we're part of the solution -- not the problem.
I owe you answers to your questions. I know that the public discussion has gone beyond internships to issues of overseas expansion, investment in our existing studios and company finances. I'll be in Venice at 11:00 on Wednesday. Jody will follow up with an email letting you know where we'll all meet together. I'm not going to present anything or give you a speech, but I'll address whatever you'd like to discuss. I think I've demonstrated that in this company, it's OK to speak your mind. Please bring me your questions and let's talk.
Hope to see you Wednesday,