Kennedy, Marshall get VES lifetime nod

Pair honored for Individual, collaborative work

Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will receive the Visual Effects Society's Lifetime Achievement Award at the seventh annual VES Awards set for Feb. 21 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

The award honors Marshall and Kennedy's individual and collective body of work as producers of many iconic films during the past 30 years. Individually or together, their credits include the "Indiana Jones" films, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Jurassic Park." Their upcoming work includes "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

"Over the past few decades they've proved to be great collaborators with both above and below the line talent," said VES executive director Eric Roth, "which has shone a bright light on the incredible uses of visual effects to not only tell a story more creatively but also to have a more positive impact on the all-important bottom line."