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by Movies News Desk
The Visual Effects Society (http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/), the sole honorary organization representing artists and technologists in visual effects worldwide, announced today that it has renewed its contract with Executive Director Eric Roth, extending it until December 2018.
Under Roth's leadership as Executive Director beginning in 2004, the Society has more than tripled its size – from 900 members to more than 2,700 members worldwide in twenty-eight countries. Roth's efforts have also led to the formation of VES Sections in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater New York area, Vancouver, Montreal, London, Australia and New Zealand.
He has presided over the VES during a time of tremendous change in the entertainment industry, which relies now more than ever on the use of visual effects to make stories come alive and generate returns at the box office.