Mike Chambers re-elected as Board Chair of the visual effects industry’s global professional honorary society.
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, has announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
“We are fortunate to have such esteemed leadership represented on the Executive Committee,” said Eric Roth, VES Executive Director. “Collectively, these talented professionals bring passion, diverse experience and enormous commitment to our organization. We look forward to Mike Chambers’ continued leadership in taking the organization and our global membership to new heights.”
The 2017 Officers of the VES Board of Directors are:
- Chair: Mike Chambers
- 1st Vice Chair: Jeffrey A. Okun, VES
- 2nd Vice Chair: Kim Lavery, VES
- Treasurer: Dennis Hoffman
- Secretary: Rita Cahill
Mike Chambers, Chair
Mike Chambers is a freelance Visual Effects Producer and independent VFX Consultant, specializing in large-scale feature film productions. He has worked with numerous A-list producers and directors on dozens of VFX-heavy films, and his consulting service clients include most major studios and several VFX facilities.
Mike is currently in post-production on Dunkirk, his third collaboration with esteemed director Christopher Nolan, after The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. Other recent credits include Alice Through The Looking Glass and Transcendence. Mike has contributed to the visual effects efforts on many Academy & BAFTA award-winning films, and he has personally won two VES Awards for Best Visual Effects, on The Day After Tomorrow and Inception. He was also nominated for his work on I Am Legend.
Mike has been a member of the VES for 20 years, serving multiple terms on their Board of Directors. He is beginning his third term as Chair and previously served on the Executive Committee as both Vice Chair and Secretary of the organization. He is also a longtime member of the Producers Guild of America.
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Source: Visual Effects Society