Debra Blanchard Knight to Take Part in VES Summit



Last Updated: October 3, 2014 8:12 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--October 3, 2014) Debra Blanchard Knight, President of Fringe Talent and Co-Founder of Conduit Seminars, is slated to moderate two roundtables at the VES Summit on Saturday, October 18th, at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA.

VES Summit: Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution is the sixth annual summit held by the Visual Effects Society and is scheduled from 9:30am to 3:30pm on October 18th. The day will feature two sessions of Roundtable Discussions to be lead by industry leaders who are experts on the topics of at each table. Debra will be moderating on Freelance: Surviving as A Nomad.

“A career in visual effects, animation or production is not the same as it was, even, five years ago. People who have had outstanding careers are now at a loss as to how to navigate working freelance,” says Blanchard Knight. “Studios don’t staff in the same way anymore. My goal for this roundtable is to have the participants discuss how they can get the world of project-hires to work for them, whether they are artists or employers.”

Additional details about - and tickets for - The Summit can be found at VES member registration is $99, non-members is $179.

Debra Blanchard Knight has helped literally hundreds of individuals build successful careers in animation, visual effects, games, special venue and film production. Her company, Conduit Seminars, provides creative professionals with education in the tools they need to have successful careers in the creative industries. The company also provides studios with employee relations services, especially in the area of post-severance support.

Seven years ago, Blanchard Knight founded Fringe Talent, a recruiting agency that specializes in building teams for animation, visual effects, production and special venue. Before that she worked for companies that include Blue Sky Studios, IDT/Starz, DreamWorks Animation and ILM.


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