Muren broke into the visual effects
industry on Lucas's Star Wars (1977),
Oscars for best achievement in visual effects, and is the creative force at Industrial
Light & Magic (ILM).
Other key presenters are set to include directors Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) and
Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life), and cinematographer Dean Semler (Apocalypto, Bruce
Almighty). Actors Masi Oka, an ILM software
guru who also stars in the NBC series Heroes, and Gerard Butler, star of the upcoming feature
film 300, will also be among this
A complete list of all the nominees for the 5th Annual
Awards is available on the VES Website (www.vesawards.com).