Where Do We Ombuds?

VFX/CFX Studio Ombuds

Ombuds.io works with you to create a Confidential, Independent, Impartial & Informal Outsourced Ombuds program for your VFX Studio, VFX House or VFX Team.

When Do We Ombuds?

Ombuds.io works with you to create an Outsourced Ombuds program to fit your VFX studio, VFX house or team timeline.

Short-Term Project

Ombuds.io short-term services are ideal for VFX studios or teams with projects lasting less than 12 months:

  • Shorts & Low Budget Film VFX
  • TV & Streaming Pilot VFX
  • Education & Infotainment VFX
  • Advertising & Promotional VFX
Long-Term Project

Ombuds.io long-term services are ideal for VFX studios or teams with projects lasting more than 12 months:

  • Network or Cable Series VFX
  • Streaming Series VFX
  • Documentary VFX
  • Feature & Streaming Film VFX
Monthly Retainer

Ombuds.io monthly retainer options are ideal for VFX studios or teams with multiple projects or productions currently in the pipeline:

  • 2+ Simultaneous Projects
  • 2+ Overlapping Projects
  • 2+ Consecutive Projects

How Do We Ombuds?

Ombuds.io works with you to create an Outsourced Organizational Ombuds program to complement your VFX studio, VFX house or team environment.


Ombuds.io virtual (off site) services include multiple contact point options, such as:

  • dedicated phone number
  • branded webpage
  • unique email address

On Location

Ombuds.io on location (in person) services include a minimum of three contact point options, such as:

  • private meeting area
  • dedicated phone number
  • unique email address


Ombuds.io hybrid (off site + in person) services include a combination of our virtual & on location options, such as:

  • private meeting area
  • dedicated phone number
  • branded webpage
  • unique email address

What Our VFX Studio Ombuds Do:

We Help VFX Studios & Houses:
  • Monitor Trends
  • Address Challenges
  • Pressure-Test New Ideas
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Analyze Risks
We Help VFX/CFX Teams:
  • Manage & Resolve Conflicts
  • Clarify Appropriate Channels
  • Identify Options
  • Build Engagement
  • Analyze Problems

What VFX Studio Ombuds Don’t Do:

  • Receive official notice of claims against VFX studios & houses
  • Conduct investigations
  • Make decisions or policy changes
  • Advocate or take sides
  • Substitute for formal channels
  • Testify or produce documents in legal or other proceedings

Common VFX Studio Ombuds Issues:

  • Conflicts

  • Disagreements
  • Arguments
  • Misunderstandings
  • Miscommunication
  • Overfriendliness
  • Criminal Behavior
  • VFX Studio Policies/Procedures/Rules
  • VFX Studio Safety Protocols
  • Sex/Gender

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment

  • Racism
  • Bias
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Belonging (DEIB)
  • Equality
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Multi-Generational Communication

Let’s Talk About VFX Studio Ombuds Services!

Contact us today to schedule a FREE 30 Minute Strategy Call to determine which Ombuds.io VFX Studio Ombuds service options fit the timeline, complement the environment and address the current challenges & goals of your VFX/CFX studio, VFX/CFX house or team.

No cost, no obligation – just a simple introductory conversation to see how (or if) we can (or should) work together.

*Please note: we also offer Outsourced Ombuds services for Animation Studios & Game Studios.

Call us at 310-359-0142 (West Coast) or 646-759-0142 (East Coast). Or, fill out the form below, hit the submit button & someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible (typically within 24-36 hours).

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Ombuds.io is an active member of the International Ombuds Association (IOA). Ombuds services offered to Entertainment Industry studios, productions, projects & events through Ombuds.io follow the IOA Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics.

Ombuds.io Operating Principles:

Confidentiality is the defining characteristic of our Ombuds services. The identity of those seeking assistance from our Ombuds and all communications with them are confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law. Our Ombuds may, at their sole discretion, disclose confidential information when the person seeking assistance gives permission to do so; when failure to do so might result in an imminent risk of serious harm; or as necessary to defend against a formal complaint of professional misconduct.

Our Ombuds services are independent in structure, function, appearance, and decision-making. Our Ombuds report to the highest possible level within our client organizations and do not report to a function or entity that could affect, or be perceived as affecting, our Ombuds’ independence.

Our Ombuds are designated neutrals and impartial resources who do not take sides or serve as an advocate for any person or entity. Our Ombuds avoid conflicts of interest and conduct that could be perceived as a conflict of interest.

Our Ombuds do not participate in any evaluative, disciplinary, legal, or administrative proceedings related to concerns brought to the Ombuds’ attention. Our Ombuds are not authorized to make business and policy decisions or conduct formal investigations on behalf of our client organizations. Our Ombuds are not agents of client organizations for purposes of receiving notice of claims against the organization and are not authorized to be a formal reporting channel for the organization on matters brought to the Ombuds’ attention, except when specifically and expressly mandated by law.

Ombuds.io is a proud member of the International Ombuds Association