David S. Cohen, Author: David S. Cohen has covered show business for 15 years, including more than a decade writing about visual effects for Variety. He is the longtime writer of Script Magazine's popular "From Script to Screen" series. He lives in Los Angeles.
Richard Taylor, Foreword Contributor: Sir Richard Taylor is the five-time Academy Award–winning CEO and co-founder of Weta Workshop, New Zealand’s premier creative design and physical effects manufacturing facility. Under Richard’s leadership, Weta Workshop has contributed concept design, props, weapons, armor, specialty costumes, and more to films including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit motion picture trilogies, Avatar, District 9, King Kong, and Ghost in the Shell. Richard lives in Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand with his children and wife, Weta Workshop co-founder Tania Rodger.