The Visual Effects Society (VES), the organization that represents the artists and technologists in visual effects worldwide, recently extended by two years the contract for Executive Director, Eric Roth. With the extension, the contract now expires in December, 2011.
Roth has been the Executive Director of VES since 2004 and under his leadership, has doubled the size of the organization from 900 members to over 1800 members worldwide representing over twenty countries.
Roth is also credited with the creation of VES Sections in San Francisco, Vancouver, London, and Sydney while also presiding over the VES during a time of tremendous change in the entertainment industry that now relies more than ever on the use of visual effects to make stories come alive.
Roth will preside over the organization's annual VES Awards program. Scheduled for February 21, this year's program will honor producers Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) and effects master Phil Tippett.
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