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State of the VFX Industry Panel Planned for July 25

A panel on the State of the Visual Effects Industry, moderated by Jim Hillin with panelists Dave Rand, Scott Squires, Scott Ross and IATSE representative Steve Kaplan, will be held at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Ballroom AB on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Panels have long been an important part of the annual SIGGRAPH conference because they provide a forum for the community to share experiences, opinions, insights, speculation, disagreement, controversy, and audience interaction with the leading experts in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Panels are moderated discussions on important topics, with expert panelists chosen by the organizers to provide a wide range of perspectives.

The State of the Visual Effects Industry panel, to be held from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom AB, explores the wide variety of business practices and issues surrounding the current state of visual effects production from several perspectives: visual effects artists, visual effects producers, and visual effects company owners and executives.

Topics include the industry's business history, current business pros and cons, and future prospects for an industry in transition.

The State of the Visual Effects Industry

Thursday, July 25 2 – 3:30 p.m., Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom AB


Jim Hillin Visual Effects Supervisor, Indie Feature Home


Dave Rand Senior Visual Effects Artist

Scott Squires Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Ross

Steve Kaplan Labor Organizer, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE

Source: SIGGRAPH 2013

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.