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Visual Effects Society Executive Director Eric Roth Announces Retirement

After almost two decades serving as the Visual Effects Society’s (VES) Executive Director, Eric Roth has announced his retirement in a new statement. Not only is he stepping down from his esteemed position, but he’ll also be retiring from the entertainment business as a whole. News of his retirement comes just before the Society’s 25th anniversary, something Roth acknowledges as part of his reasoning behind the decision.
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Eric Roth To Retire As Longtime Executive Director Of Visual Effects Society

Click here to read the full article. Eric Roth, the longtime executive director of the Visual Effects Society, is retiring after nearly 19 years on the job, effective September 30. “At this time in my life, while being mindful of some underlying health issues, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, traveling, and pursuing my next chapter,” he said in a letter announcing his pending retirement (read it below). “Since I’m about to turn 65 in a few weeks and as we are currently celebrating the Society’s milestone 25th Anniversary, this seems like the right time to...
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Visual Effects Society Exec Director Eric Roth to Retire

The Visual Effects Society’s executive director Eric Roth announced plans to retire. The news comes as the society celebrates its 25th anniversary. Roth had led VES for nearly two decades and plans to retire on Sept. 30. The VES executive board has created a search committee to find a successor.More from The Hollywood Reporter'Dune' Takes Top Honors at 20th Visual Effects Society AwardsLucasfilm's Lynwen Brennan to Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award'Hacks' Breakout Megan Stalter Brings Her Aesthetics of Absurdity to TV “We have been exceptionally proud and fortunate to have a leader of Eric’s caliber, possessed with such passion, integrity and...
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Sony Pictures Lands U.S. Rights To Miramax’s ‘Here’; Robin Wright Joins Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Eric Roth In ‘Forrest Gump’ Reteam – Cannes Market

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Here is the hot project for international buyers for next week’s Cannes Market. Sony Pictures has preemptively acquired U..S rights to Miramax’s Here, a film adaptation of the celebrated Richard McGuire graphic novel that will reunite the Forrest Gump team: Academy Award winners director Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Eric Roth and star Tom Hanks, with Robin Wright also starring. It’s the quartet’s first time back together since the 1994 film classic, which won six Oscars including Best Picture. Deadline revealed the package as it was forming in February, before Wright was in the picture....
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Dune Screenwriter Eric Roth Talks About His Scrapped Opening To The Movie

Adapting Frank Herbert's sprawling sci-fi saga, "Dune," is nothing short of a Herculean task, and Denis Villeneuve succeeded in doing the same with the help of screenwriter Eric Roth. Roth is a major player in the screenwriting arena, having adapted numerous books for the screen, including "Forrest Gump," "The Insider," and "Munich." In a recent interview with IndieWire, Roth spoke about how he scrapped his opening to Villeneuve's "Dune," which had Biblical connotations, and mostly had to be removed due to budgetary/thematic reasons.
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Dune’ Screenwriter Eric Roth Tells Us He Didn’t Love the Book, but That Was a Superpower

Click here to read the full article. When Denis Villeneuve developed “Dune” he turned to Eric Roth to adapt Frank Herbert’s sprawling 1965 saga. Roth had already scored five Oscar nominations for adapting books for the screen, including one win for Robert Zemeckis’ Best Picture-winner “Forrest Gump.” Roth’s other Oscar adaptations include collaborations with directors David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), Michael Mann (“The Insider”), Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”), and Steven Spielberg (“Munich”). Roth was not a sci-fi aficionado who adored the Herbert novel, but he saw what Villeneuve could do with it. In a wide-ranging Zoom...
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’Forrest Gump’s Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, and Eric Roth Reuniting With ‘Here’

America’s Dad Tom Hanks may be getting older, but that doesn’t stop him from cranking out movies. According to Deadline, Hanks is reuniting with Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis on a new film titled Here. Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth is attached to write the script, adapting it from the 2014 graphic novel of the same name by Richard McGuire. It will be the first time the Forrest Gump dream team has worked together in 30 years. The project is still in development, but it is reportedly of heavy interest to multiple competing studios and streamers and will auction soon.
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Forrest Gump Trio Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis And Eric Roth Reuniting For Graphic Novel Adaptation Here

If Forrest Gump taught us anything, it’s that life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. Thankfully, when it comes to the next project to reunite that film’s star (Tom Hanks), director (Robert Zemeckis) and writer (Eric Roth), we’re a little more in the know – as reported by Deadline, the trio are set to work together once again on Here, a film adaptation of a much-loved graphic novel by Richard McGuire.
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Hot Package: ‘Forrest Gump’ Trio Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Eric Roth Team For Graphic Novel Adaptation ‘Here’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Here is the hottest package to come along in awhile. Deadline hears that studios and streamers are poring over Here, an adaptation of the celebrated Richard McGuire graphic novel that will reunite the trio behind the 1994 film Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks will star, Robert Zemeckis will direct, and the script is by Eric Roth and Zemeckis. All three of them won Oscars for that movie classic, and this one covers an even more sprawling time period. The graphic novel Here is centered in one room and focuses on the many people who inhabit...
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Tom Hanks to reunite with Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth for Here

Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth are to reunite for the movie 'Here'. The new project will mark the first time the trio will collaborate since their talents came together on the classic 1994 movie 'Forrest Gump'. The drama won six Oscars, with Hanks (Best Actor), Zemeckis (Best Director) and Roth (Best Adapted Screenplay) all taking home gongs in addition to the movie's Best Picture triumph.
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