Martin Scorsese to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Visual Effects Society

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Martin Scorsese to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Visual Effects Society
Martin Scorsese, whose highly anticipated mob drama “The Irishman” makes its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 27, has been named recipient of the Ves Lifetime Achievement Award by the Visual Effects Society.

The award will be presented at the 18th Annual Ves Awards on Jan. 29, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

While the Ves Lifetime Achievement Award is presented for an entire body of work “that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry,” according to a Ves release, this presentation is timed to Netflix’s “The Irishman,” which uses visual effects technology to de-age its actors, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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The award was voted by the Ves board of directors. In a statement, Ves board chair
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