In addition to providing artistic recognition for exemplary work, possessory credits in filmmaking are branding and marketing tools that are individually negotiated by the director with the company producing the film.
A big-budget adventure film, such as Around the World in 80 Days, can have hundreds of visual effects shots. Using this as an example, we explore managing the production of VFX work.

Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Larry Auerbach was presented with the Honorary Life Member Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Jeremy Kagan was presented with the Robert B. Aldrich Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Stephen Glanzrock was presented with the Frank Capra Achievement Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Peery Forbis was presented with the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Peter Jackson won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
Mark Smith, Louisiana Governor's Office of Film and Television; Lisa Strout, New Mexico Film Office; Pat Swinney Kaufman, New York State Governor's office for Motion Picture and Television Development; and DGA director-member Christopher Coppola.
Mike Nichols was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Guild’s 56th Annual DGA Awards.
An African-American Steering Committee evening Q&A with Kevin Rodney Smith.
The DGA welcomed directors and critics to the "Episodic Television Directors" reception, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, during the recent Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
Members of the San Francisco Coordinating Committee (SFCC) got the year off to a great start with their first educational event taking place before their Annual General Membership Meeting.
DGA Magazine
February 2004
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