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Ballroom AB
Thursday, 25 July 2 - 3:30 pm

Panels are moderated discussions on important topics, with expert panelists chosen by the organizers to provide a wide range of perspectives. Panels have long been an important part of the annual SIGGRAPH conference because they provide a forum for the community to share experiences, opinions, insights, speculation, disagreement, controversy, and audience interaction with the leading experts in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The State of the Visual Effects Industry

Thursday, 25 July 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom AB

This panel explores the wide variety of business practices and issues surrounding the current state of visual effects production from several perspectives: visual effects artists, visual effects producers, and visual effects company owners and executives. Topics include the industry's business history, current business pros and cons, and future prospects for an industry in transition.

Jim Hillin
Visual Effects Supervisor, Indie Feature "Home"

Dave Rand
Senior Visual Effects Artist

Scott Squires
Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Ross

Steve Kaplan
Labor Organizer, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE

David Yocis
Attorney, Picard Kentz & Rowe