Event - Taking Charge as an Artist - Negotiating Your Best Terms of Employment (L.A. & Online)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Los Angeles


Taking Charge As An Artist - Negotiating

Your Best Terms Of Employment

Please join the conversation with our panel of working professionals moderated by Visual Effects Producer and VES 2nd Vice Chair Mike Chambers.


Robert P. Coleman - President & Founder/ DAA, Inc. Mr. Coleman founded Digital Artists Agency, Inc. in 1998 to represent a roster of VFX talent that includes Academy Award, VES Award and Emmy Award winning artisans, DAA is the preeminent below-the-line agency, exclusively representing  VFX artists for Feature Films, Entertainment TV, and Commercials. His visual effects and post production career spans over 31 years holding senior level executive or leadership positions with The Editel Group,  Lucas Arts (Skywalker Sound & Editdroid), Sony Broadcast Div, and Virgin Digital Studios (525 Studios & Virgin Television de Mexico).

Michael Ramirez has worked in Visual Effects for the past 18 years as a Freelance 3-D artist and has had the pleasure of contributing to over 30 feature films such as HANGOVER 342GANGSTER SQUADREAL STEEL and TRON LEGACY at a number of Visual Effects facilities including Hammerhead Productions, Digital Domain and ILM.  He has been a VES member for the past 9 years and has been actively involved with the Board of Directors and the Awards committee.

Mark Binder is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and entertainment law with the firm of Weston, Garrou & Mooney, where he heads the transactional practice for the firm’s clientele which includes motion picture studios, film and TV producers, writers, directors, animators, VFX artists and more. His areas of practice include copyright, trademark, corporations, employment negotiations, internet law, and general business sales and transactions. An undergraduate of U.C. Berkeley, he earned his law degree from Loyola Law School.

Anjelica Casillas is an expert in 3D production pipelines with more than 15 years' experience. As Manager of Rhythm & Hues’ Character Department, she was responsible for staffing artists for all manner of projects. Many of the finest work that R&H is known for were produced during her tenure, including the most recent LIFE OF PI. Before joining R&H in 1999, Anjelica began her career at Boss Films where she worked on such films as BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and POLTERGEIST II. She later joined Dream Quest Images, working on THE ABYSS and TOTAL RECALL as an animation producer. She was VFX Producer on MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and several other projects before joining R&H. 
Please RSVP below
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30PM (PDT)
VES members outside L.A. may participate online (details to follow your RSVP)
The Los Angeles Film School Theater
6363 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating. Additionally, there are a limited number of online seats, so be sure to RSVP early.


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