Visual effects summit finds keynote

Eric Haseltine will give speech at one-day event

Technology futurist Eric Haseltine, will be the keynote speaker at the Visual Effects Society's Production Summit 2009 on Oct. 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey.

Haseltine is the former director of research at the National Security Agency and former head of Walt Disney Imagineering.

He holds 15 patents in optics, special effects and electronic media and has published in more than 100 science and technical journals.

Eric Roth, VES executive director, said, "We're honored to have a visionary like Eric Haseltine as our keynote speaker. He is someone who can illuminate not only what's on the horizon now but also, what lies ahead from a global technology and psychological perspective. He's sure to provide a fascinating point of reference for exploring our future."

The Production Summit 2009, a one-day event, will bring together an international group of directors, producers, cinematographers, art directors, editors, technologists and visual effects leaders.