Fri Mar 1, 2019 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Please join the VES New York Section for the 5th Annual VES Awards after-after party as we celebrate the finest achievements in visual effects artistry - from New York's VFX community to the VES Award winners around the globe. This year, the Visual Effects Society New York Section is proud to present the VES Empire Award to VFX Visionary Bob Greenberg and the VES Empire Tech Award to Jonah Friedman and Andy Jones.


Friday, March 1, 2019

7:30 - 10:00 pm

The Green Building

452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Cocktails * Food * Live Music * Networking

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Bob Greenberg, Founder and Executive Chairman of R/GA, will receive the 2019 VES Empire Award in recognition of his trailblazing work in the advertising and communications industry for nearly four decades.

Under his tutelage, R/Greenberg Associates and R/GA Digital Studios have been on the forefront of the rapidly changing visual effects industry since the 1970s and evolved from a world-class movie title shop, to a digital studio, to a major digital advertising agency. Today RGA is an all-in-one full-service agency, product and service innovator. R/GA developed leading-edge motion graphics live-action film and video production and created groundbreaking visual effects for movies such as ALIEN, PREDATOR, SE7EN and has a body of work spanning 400 feature films and 4,000 television commercials. Bob has won almost every industry award for creativity including the Academy Award, D&AD Pencils, Cannes Lions lifetime achievement Lion of St. Mark, the CLIP Lifetime Achievment Award, and has been inducted inot the Advertising Hall of Fame, Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Creative Hall of Fame, and more.



Jonah Friedman and Andy Jones will receive the 2019 Empire Tech Award for their development of Cryptomatte which has quickly become an industry standard since it was introduced in 2015. By releasing it as open source, it has dramatically changed how people work and has elevated the status of the visual effects industry in New York City.






Cocktail attire

Early Bird Pricing through January 31, 2019

$40 for VES members; $80 for non-members

Pricing after February 1, 2019

$55 for VES members; $95 for non-members

(For facilities purchasing 6 or more tickets, please call 818.981.7861 for special pricing)