12:32pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Mike Chambers Named Chair of Visual Effects Society Board
Mike Chambers was elected chair of the Visual Effects Society board of directors, succeeding VFX supervisor Jeff Okun.
Chambers is an independent VFX producer and freelance VFX consultant, whose credits include The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. He is currently in postproduction on Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, and most recently completed work on Transcendence.
Also elected to VES board offices are producer Nancy St. John?, first vice chair; director, VFX supervisor and media director at RGH Entertainment Richard Winn Taylor II?, second vice chair; DAA president Bob Coleman?, secretary; and business and marketing/public relations consultant Rita Cahill, secretary.