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Animator, Gorilla and War Top VES Awards
February 15, 2006

Animation’s sweetheart John Lasseter found himself wedged between the vfx giant pics WAR OF THE WORLDS and KING KONG as they all commanded the awards and praise at the 4th Annual VES Awards tonight, (Feb. 15, 2006) at the Hollywood Paladium in Hollywood to a sold-out crowd attending the Visual Effects Society black-tie fete recognizing outstanding visual effects in 20 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and games. WAR OF THE WORLDS and KING KONG each won in three categories.

Oscar zigs where effects org zags
February 15, 2006

Oscar zigs where effects org zags
ByThomas J. McLean

Ripple Effect: The VES continues to reach out to an increasingly global industry
February 15, 2006

Ripple Effect: The VES continues to reach out to an increasingly global industry.
By Sheigh Crabtree

Movies honored for special effects
January 19, 2006

Many of 2005’s top movies had great special effects. But only one can win the award from the Visual Effects Society.

The nominees include “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “King Kong,” “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”

The winner will be announced Feb. 15 at the society’s fourth annual awards ceremony.

The Visual Effects Society is a professional organization that strives to promote visual effects in the film industry.

VES Unveils Noms for the 4th VES Awards
January 12, 2006

VES Unveils Noms for the 4th VES Awards


Craft kudos cast wide net
February 9, 2005

Craft kudos cast wide net: Going way beyond Oscar's single trophy, fledgling VES Awards gain stature in f/x biz
ByDaniel Frankel


The Hollywood Reporter- AFI: Warm thanks to Hanks
June 14, 2002

Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks, at amere 45 years old, became the youngest honoree to accept the American Film Industries Life Achievement award as he became the awards 30th recipient Wednesday night. -Jim McConville 

The Hollywood Reporter- Charter re-ups with ABC Family
June 14, 2002

"New york- Call it one small carriage steo for ABC Family The cable network as renewed its cable carriage deal with Charter Communications, signing a multiyear deal that will ensure its carriage through 2006"-Jim Conville

The Hollywood Reporter: Becker Named DailyCandy CEO
June 14, 2002

"Adrienne Becker formerly senior VP operations at USA networks Entertainment Group has been named CEO of the digitally delivered lifestyle guide, DailyCandy."- Chris Marlowe

The Hollywood Reporter: Visual Artists In Effect at Festival
June 14, 2002

San Rafael, Cali- In a place far from Hollywood and somewhat removed from Silicon Valley the worlds leading computer graphics filmmakers have gathered for a three day summit to discuss the nuances and issues surrounding Visual Effects artistry and technology, particularly as they apply to such recent box office behemoths as Star Wars; Episode II-Attack of the Clones and "Spider-Man"-Sheigh Crabtree


Hollywood Reporter- 'The Forsaken'
April 30, 2001

"New York- In what must be a record for even a horror film "The Forsaken" prominently displays a naked women covered in blood in the first 30 seconds. Its pretty much all downhill from there." -Frank Scheck


Spy Kids- Hollywood Reporter
April 30, 2001

"Spy Kids kicks April b.o past $500 million Horizon" - Brian Fuson 

The Hollywood Reporter - "Wright to helm, Unspeakable"
April 30, 2001

New York- Television helmer Thomas Wright hasbeen tapped to direct Dennie Hopper, Nina Meyer and Lance Henriksen in the Indie Psychological thriller feature "Unspeakabale" for produces Ronnie Clemmer ("A League of Their Own) and Lee Friedlander" - Ian Mohr

The Hollywood Reporter- Coachella 2001
April 30, 2001

Indio, Cali- Scaled down from1999's two-day event, this years coachella festival was staged on the Empire Polo Field. This resulted in a "day-in-the-park" atmosphere and coming together of musical cultures with no major accidents, even the bathroom lines seemed magical enought. Local law enforcement was friendly and confrontations appeared nil." - Darryl Morden

The Hollywood Reporter- L.A Film School Hands Out Nods
April 30, 2001

An artsy science fiction m ovie and its writer- director swept the Los Angeles Film Schools. Inaugural Industry screening and awards and Thursday night. The School, on Sunsent Boulevard in Hollywood, we started 18 months ago. - Borys Kit

The Hollywood Reporter- Pacifica Takes Cruise on Nile"
April 30, 2001

New York- IMF-backed Pacifica Film Development has acquired film and television rights to author Bartle Bulls novel "a Cafe on the Nile" for Wallis Nicita's first look deal with Pacifica." - Ian Mohr

Tech Talk-March 2001
March 1, 2001

The Hollywood Reporter- Tech Talk March 2001

The Hollywood Reporter: Tech Talk March 1,2001
March 1, 2001

The Hollywood Reporter "Tech Talk" - Sheigh Crabtree 

Napster Push for Rosenbergs
February 11, 2001

Napster Inc. has entered into a promotion deal with pop-rock band The Rosenbergs and will sponsor their North American Tour, the company said Thursday.- Tamara Conniff 

Techies make Oscar case at Visual Effects bake-off
February 11, 2001

"The Visual Effects branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences might be able to create inclement weather out of thin air, but members were hardpressed to make an certain predictions at the annual pre-Oscar bake-off." -Sheigh Crabtree

Fox, NBC Score Wed Victories
February 9, 2001

Temptation Proves too much for 18-49 demographic to resist. -Cynthia Littleton 

WGAW Davies Nod to Haggis
February 9, 2001

Emmy winning writer-producer Paul Haggis will be this year's recipient of The WGA West's Valetine Davies Award, given each year to a writer whohad "contributed to the entertainment industry as well as the community at larger and who has brought dignity to the profession of writing everywhere." -David Robb



Visual Effects Conference Begins
June 16, 1999

Movie, game artists talk shop in Rafael- Carolyn R. Saraspi 

Visual Effects Society Launches Festival
June 16, 1999

The Visual Effects Society will host "VES '99:  Festival of Visual Effects" from June 4-6, 1999, here at Leonard Goldenson theatre of the Television Academy.

Los Angeles Times Calendar Live!
June 3, 1999

Morning Report

Arts & Entertainment Reports, from the Times, News Services and The Nations Press.- Shauna Snow