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Eric Roth Extends Stint with VES

Eric Roth, exec director of the Visual Effects Society (VES), has signed a three-year contract with the organization. Roth joined the VES a little more than a year ago and is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization including strategic planning, fundraising, membership outreach and communications. Said Carl Rosendahl, chairman of the VES Board, The VES has enjoyed tremendous growth under Erics leadership this past year. Were thrilled to have a long term commitment with him in place and look forward to the future.

Roth has enthusiastic projections for further growth for the eight year-old organization. We expect that the VES will more than double during the next three years in both its size and its influence within the entertainment industry, Roth said. Right now were in over a dozen countries worldwide and with the continuing advances in technology, we can become the international glue that connects all the worlds top visual effects artists to one another, he added.

Roth brings more than 15 years of strategic management, communications and public affairs experience to his position. Through his work as the former executive director of L.A. Works, Los Angeles premier volunteer action center, Roth gained critical working knowledge of the non-profit sector. He was also extensively involved in local government politics as former chief of staff at Los Angeles City Hall, in addition to directing the Government Affairs Department for the Southern California Association of Governments.

Founded in 1997, the Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) is an organization comprised of distinguished visual effects artists desiring to honor, advance and promote visual effects for its membership and the industry as a whole. The Society promotes continuous awareness about the visual effects industry, supports combined technology research and development, and designs and implements educational programs for its membership and the public interested in the production of visual effects. Society headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California with approximately 1,100 global members.

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