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VES Announces Show and Tell Program

The Visual Effects Society (VES) will hold the Show and Tell Event 2007 on Jan. 13 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 Sepulveda Blvd. LA, 90049. This will offer VES nominees to demonstrate the craft behind their work for this year's awards.

"The sophistication of the work increases constantly," said Jeff Okun, VES Awards Committee chair. "We're now at the point where even the industry professionals can't tell what's real and what's a visual effect. Our Show and Tell gives the artists a chance to show their colleagues and the public what the current state of the art is. I know I always learn something new at this event and that's what makes it vital to the concept of competing for awards. Our voters are educated."

Presentations will be made in the following categories:* Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture* Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture* Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series* Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program* Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial* Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game* Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture* Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video

Breakfast: 8:30amPresentations: 9am to 4:30pmLunch: Noon

Attendance is free for VES members, $20 for general admission and $10 for students (with valid ID). To purchase tickets or RSVP, contact Lynda Curland at the VES office via email (lynda@visualeffectssociety.com) or by calling 818-981-7861.

Final voting for all categories will take place via an online view and vote between Jan. 22 and Feb. 6.

Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual VES Awards gala on Feb. 11 at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Hollywood. Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Dennis Muren from Industrial Light & Magic will receive the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. A complete list of all the nominees for the 5th Annual Awards is available at www.visualeffectssociety.com.

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