Jeffrey Okun has been re-elected chairman of the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society.
Okun, whose credits include films from 1984’s The Last Starfighter through the recent remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, will serve his second one-year term as chairman.
‘I am honored to have been re-elected chair of the VES,’ states Okun. ‘This is a pivotal year for the VES and I am pleased to lead our community of artists as their talents and influence are recognized within our industry across the board ‘ in film, broadcast, special venue, commercials, games and animation!’
Also elected at last week’s meeting are VES founding member and PDI founder Carl Rosendahl as first vice chair; Richard Winn Taylor II, creative director of yU+Co, as second vice chair; Digital Arts Agency president Bob Coleman as treasurer; and Pam Hogarth, director of industry relations at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, as secretary.