Magazine article Screen International

Jonathan Nolan Gets Visual Effects Society Honour

Magazine article Screen International

Jonathan Nolan Gets Visual Effects Society Honour

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The co-creator of Westworld and co-writer of The Dark Knight will receive the VES Visionay Award.

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is giving its Visionary Award to writer-director-producer and Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan.

The award - which the VES said honours Nolan’s “inspired vision and distinctive ability to harness craft and technology in creating mysterious new worlds that transport and transfix audiences” - will be presented at the seventeenth annual VES Awards ceremony on February 5 in Los Angeles.

Previous winners of the award from the effects industry’s professional global honorary society include Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso, J J Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee and Jonathan Nolan’s brother Christopher Nolan.

Jonathan Nolan, who heads production company Kilter Films with his wife and fellow Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy, also created broadcast drama series Person Of Interest. …

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