The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced today that they will hold the 9th Annual VES Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles next January 28, 2011.

Eric Roth, VES Executive Director, states, "We're pleased to have such an early date for our show next year. As trend setters, we think that the VES Awards are poised to set the tone for the entire awards season. Considering that this year started off with the AVATAR bang and will end with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART I as well as TRON – LEGACY, among other notable work in TV, Animation, Videogames and Special Venues, visual effects fans still have much to look forward to."

This will be the third year in a row that VES will hold the event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

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About the VES
The VES is a non-profit, professional, honorary Society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of digital visual effects and to upholding the highest uniform standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES is a global organization and has Sections in Australia, London, San Francisco and Vancouver.

The VES is the entertainment industry's only official trade organization representing the extended community of visual effects practitioners including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators, PR/marketing specialists and studio executives. Its 2,000 global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos, games and new media. The VES strives to enrich and educate its members and the entertainment community at large through many domestic and international events, screenings and programs. Visual effects professionals constitute a vital creative force in content creation and are literally shaping the future of entertainment.