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Philippe Denis Named Artistic Director for DNEG Animation

1059237 philippedenis 2 Main VFX and animation studio DNEG in the present day introduced in the present day introduced the promotion of Philippe Denis to Artistic Director for DNEG Animation. Denis, who joined DNEG Animation in 2017, has greater than 25 years of expertise within the animation business, and served as VFX Supervisor on DNEG Animation’s debut characteristic Ron’s Gone Mistaken for twentieth Century and Locksmith Animation, Paramount’s upcoming Below the Boardwalk, and earlier in his profession on DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.

As Artistic Director for DNEG Animation, Denis will oversee the inventive output of the DNEG Animation groups globally whereas additionally creating the long-term technique for the inventive course of the division. The promotion comes as DNEG Animation continues to discover co-production alternatives and develops its just lately introduced new deal with the high-end episodic animation market, along with its ongoing work as a full-service animation studio, on exhibits equivalent to Entergalactic and the upcoming Nimona.

“I’ve identified and admired Philippe since our days collectively at DreamWorks, and he is a vital and valued member of our inventive management group right here at DNEG Animation,” stated Tom Jacomb, President, DNEG Animation. “This promotion acknowledges Philippe’s immense contributions, however extra importantly, it offers a platform from which he might help us to form the way forward for our firm.”

Jacomb continued, “On the again of co-producing Garfield with our companions at Alcon Leisure, DNEG Animation is actively exploring a lot of different co-production alternatives, in addition to growing our deal with the high-end episodic animation market. As we proceed to construct out our fantastic groups world wide, and convey on board new purchasers and new companions in numerous markets, Philippe may also play an important position in serving to to make sure that our inventive output stays second-to-none.”

Denis spent nearly 20 years at DreamWorks Animation in California, as a CG Supervisor on tasks equivalent to Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Shrek the Third in addition to VFX Supervisor for animated films equivalent to Megamind, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and Trolls. Since becoming a member of DNEG Animation in 2017, Denis has served as VFX Supervisor on each Ron’s Gone Mistaken, and most just lately, on Below The Boardwalk for Paramount Photos.

“My time working with Tom and the extremely gifted group at DNEG Animation has really been a profession spotlight,” stated Denis. “To have this chance to work much more carefully with our groups internationally and to play an element sooner or later course of our division is extremely gratifying. As DNEG Animation continues to develop and develop with the assist of our purchasers, I’m very proud and excited to have the ability to assist form the following section of our journey.”

Denis’ promotion follows the current hires of fellow DreamWorks alumnus Philippe Gluckman as Artistic Director – India for DNEG Animation, and former Disney Tv Animation govt Angi Dyste, who joined the DNEG Animation group in January as Senior Vice President – Episodic. DNEG Animation has additionally just lately promoted two members of its senior inventive group into management roles, with Archie Donato, who served as DNEG Animation’s VFX Supervisor on Entergalactic and Nimona, promoted to Head of VFX, and Eoin Murphy, Supervising Technical Director on Entergalactic and Nimona, promoted to Head of CG.

DNEG Animation is at present in manufacturing on a slate of thrilling tasks for its Hollywood and world studio purchasers, together with Nimona for Annapurna Photos and Netflix, Garfield with Alcon Leisure for Sony Photos, and That Christmas for Locksmith Animation, amongst different tasks.

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