Austin, Texas, based production company, Rooster Teeth(a subsidiary of mega corporation, AT&T’s, Otter Media), saw immense lay offs in 2019.
Aside from these lay offs, Rooster Teeth also had a number of key employees departing from the company at intervals throughout the year.
This carried into 2020, where even 2 co-founders of the company departed.
Joel Hayman and Burnie Burns.
While the newest person to depart from the company did not seem to hold an executive role, it still paints a grim picture for the future of the company.
Giovanna Coutinho took to Twitter to inform people that she will no longer be at Rooster Teeth.
From the RWBY fan wiki;
“Giovanna “Gio” F. Coutinho is a former rigging artist at Rooster Teeth Productions. A Brazilian who decided to study in the US because of a lack of animation opportunities in her country, she joined the company shortly after graduating in the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015, and has since worked in RWBY (where she also voiced a Menagerie Guard in various Volume 5 episodes), RWBY Chibi, Red vs. Blue and Gen:LOCK.
She left Rooster Teeth on July 2, 2020. She is currently a technical animator at Certain Affinity.”
While Rooster Teeth had what appeared to be a terrible year in 2019, the situation isn’t much better in 2020, perhaps even worse.
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