Having worked in Pandora, Gotham City and the North Atlantic, Joyce Cox is getting a career honor from the Visual Effects Society. The veteran VFX producer who worked on the billion-dollar pics Avatar, The Dark Knight and Titanic will receive the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award next month.
The three-time VES Award winner will claim her prize at the group’s 22nd annual ceremony February 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
“Joyce Cox is an outstanding luminary in the world of visual effects producing and is one of the most respected producers in our industry,” VES Chair Lisa Cooke said. “Joyce is an innovator and driving force, whose work has put VFX squarely at the center of big box office filmed entertainment for decades. As an educator and a mentor, Joyce has paved the way as a changemaker and stellar role model.”
Joyce Cox, a VES Fellow, also has worked on such live-action blockbusters as Disney’s The Lion King and The Jungle Book, along with Superman Returns, X2, The Great Gatsby and Men in Black 3. VES also is recognizing her dedication and vision in working to create a unified visual effects budgeting system, through her work on the Curó VFX budgeting tool.
The VES Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual and their outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.