The stakes are high when producing VFX for Episodic:   tight budgets…short schedules…increasingly cinematic productions.  Episodic is now leading the way in creating more efficiencies, technical mastery and innovations that are influencing the VFX industry at large.

Thursday, June 1, 2017   |   7:00 PM - 10PM   |   Disney’s Frank G. Wells Theater

Join us for an insider’s look into Episodic VFX and meet the leaders who are changing the landscape of TV and VFX.
The evening includes:

  • Overview of the current landscape, the trajectory of the business and the opportunities
  • Panel of Pros, including those who make it happen (VFX and compositing supervisors, producers and VFX coordinators) and production studio executives who discuss the meteoric growth, their challenges, their goals
  • Refreshments, beer/wine and networking!

Speakers & Panelists Include:

Chris Brancato (Keynote Speaker)

Co-Creator of Narcos

Chris Brancato has written or produced over 200 hours of television, including such series as “X-Files,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Hannibal,” and the Netflix series “Narcos.”  In addition, Chris wrote and co-produced MGM's popular gangster feature “Hoodlum,” starring Lawrence Fishburne, the sci-fi thriller “Species II”...full bio

Lauren Ellis

Visual Effects Executive Producer and Head of the Los Angeles office for The Molecule

Lauren F. Ellis is a Visual Effects Executive Producer and Head of the Los Angeles office for The Molecule. With a Masters in Animation and Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Lauren initially started her career as a compositor working on indie features...full bio

Armen Kevorkian

VFX Supervisor and Executive Creative Director, Deluxe’s Encore VFX

Since joining the company in 2011, Armen Kevorkian has helped grow visual effects operations at Deluxe’s Encore VFX from a handful of artists doing largely invisible work to a studio behind some of the most impressive VFX in television. He currently oversees VFX for three primetime shows from the DC Universe...full bio

Christina Murguia

CG Supervisor, Zoic Studios

So-Cal-native Christina Murguia was captivated by animation from an early age and made the organic transition into CG while earning a B.F.A. in Entertainment Art/Animation at California State University, Fullerton. She began her career as an Intern at Zoic and returned immediately following...full bio

Tammy Sutton

Visual Effects Producer / Supervisor

Tammy Sutton - Is an Emmy award winning VFX Producer and Supervisor with more than 18 years of experience. She has over 90 visual effects credits, including The Man in the High Castle, Silicon Valley, Avatar, The Conjuring, and upcoming Epix TV show Get Shorty. Tammy started her visual effects career as an artist...full bio

Peter Davis

Sr. VFX Coordinator, Stargate Studios

After producing and editing marketing videos for 10 years, Peter started visual effects Coordinating in 2014 and has worked on many episodic TV series such as Rush, The Bridge, The Red Road, Dig, Heroes Reborn, The Walking Dead, The Night Shift, Ray Donovan, Pure Genius and Angie Tribeca...full bio

Paul Rabwin

Executive Director, Post Production, ABC Studios

Paul started as the Post‐Production Assistant at Quinn Martin Productions in 1970.  He went on to become the trailer editor and 2nd Unit Director for the company, working on such iconic series as “The Streets of San Francisco” and “The FBI Show.”  He was the Associate Producer of an early Star Trek re‐boot called...full bio

Eli Dolleman

Senior VFX/Post Executive, Amazon Studios

Prior to entering the studio executive ranks, Eli spent over a dozen years in episodic television.  Having worked as a post producer on everything from fully animated shows like American Dadto the VFX intensive Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odysseyto unique hybrids like Son of Zorn, his experience runs a a wide gamut...full bio

Additional Speakers & Panelists COMING SOON! Check back for updates

This VES global event has been developed with collaboration and support from the VES New York and VES Los Angeles Sections.

This event is FREE for VES Members, and $25 for all others. Please click below to register.

Event Sponsors




For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Nancy Ward at 818-981-786
Sponsorship deadline:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Disney’s Frank G. Wells Theater
500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521