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The Visual Effects Society (VES) will honor Martin Scorsese with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. The VES will honor Scorsese for his consummate artistry, expansive storytelling and profound gift for blending iconic imagery and unforgettable narrative on an epic scale. Scorsese’s steadfast ability to harness craft and technology to bring his unique visions to life has resulted in exceptional narratives that have transfixed audiences and captivated millions. And as a champion of film history, his work to preserve the rich legacy of motion pictures is unparalleled.

Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair said, “Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in modern history and has made an indelible mark on filmed entertainment. His work is a master class in storytelling, which has brought us some of the most memorable films of all time. His intuitive vision and fiercely innovative direction has given rise to a new era of storytelling and has made a profound impact on future generations of filmmakers. Martin has given us a rich body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this, we are honored to award him with the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Scorsese whose credits include Hugo, Wolf Of Wall Street, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas will be presented with the award on January 29, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. His latest film, The Irishman will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival ahead of its November 1 theatrical release. The Irishman will stream on November 27.

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