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VES Offers Job Hunting Panels

The Visual Effects Society (VES) will hold a special one-day event, "Finding and Keeping a Job in Today's Visual Effects Industry," on May 17, 2003 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. The day will feature four panel sessions to address employment issues specific to a particular segment of the visual effects industry:o Visual Effects for Feature Films hosted by Sony Pictures Imageworkso Computer Animated Feature Films hosted by DreamWorks o Visual Effects in the Game Industry hosted by Electronic Artso Visual Effects for Broadcast (panelists to be announced)

A fifth panel, moderated by recruiter/hiring strategist and career coach Pamela Thompson, will address general issues such as hiring strategies, career growth, freelancing, independent studios (effects for ride films, commercials and television) and legal matters.

The Los Angeles Film School is located at 6363 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Attendees should bring their résumés to discuss employment opportunities with participating companies. This event is open and free to professionals in the film, television and gaming industries. RSVP by e-mail to Please provide your full name and specify the 'Finding Job' event, since VES has several events at the Los Angeles Film School. For more on the VEX, check out