VES to Give Cameron Lifetime Achievement Honor

The Visual Effects Society will honor director James Cameron with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its 8th annual VES Awards Ceremony.

The award will honor Cameron for his vision and dedication to the craft of storytelling and visual effects as a tool for achieving that goal. Cameron’s credits include The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic and the upcoming Avatar.

‘James Cameron has set the gold standard for storytelling by combining true creative artistry along with the latest advances in technology to bring incredible stories to the screen,’ said Eric Roth, executive director of the VES. ‘Over the past few decades he has been the pre-eminent director of big vision, big story extravaganzas and has redefined the movie going experience for filmgoers worldwide.’

‘I’ve loved visual effects my whole life, and it’s been an ongoing thrill to be able to practice that art and to work with the best artists and technical people in the business to realize my dream images as a director,’ said Cameron. ‘It is an incredible honor to be receiving this award.”

Previous winners of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, and Frank Marshall & Kathleen Kennedy.