Cinesite welcomes Chloë Grysole as the new General Manager of the Montréal location.
Cinesite announced that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
The news comes after a Cinesite press event in London on January 20th 2014, attended by Québec Premier Pauline Marois, where it was announced that with the support of the government of Québec, Cinesite was opening up 27,000 sq ft offices, with a capacity for 250 artists.
A native of Montréal, Ms. Grysole has over 15 years of experience in visual effects and production management, and a strong reputation in both the Canadian and international visual effects industry. She moved to London in 2008 to work with Cinesite as their first freelance production executive. During her time at Cinesite, she produced their visual effects on the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise, in particular on Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on HBO Films’ production Into The Storm. She then went on to work on the critically acclaimed film Skyfall before coming back home to Montréal.
Cinesite Production Director Courtney Vanderslice-Law says, “Working with Chloë has always been a pleasure and this is a natural fit for Cinesite. There is a great deal of local talent and support in Montréal; Investissement Québec and Montréal International have been absolutely fantastic. I can’t think of a better person than Chloë to drive the new facility forward.
“I loved being part of the Cinesite family, so when the opportunity to work with them again arose, through their expansion into Montréal, it was perfect for me,” says Chloë. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us to bring together the world class projects and experience of the Cinesite team, and the immense talent and innovative spirit that the Montréal VFX industry has to offer.”
Sequences on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Warner Bros) and X-Men: The Days of Future Past (Fox) are being shared between Cinesite’s Montréal and London facilities. Cinesite’s London offices are also completing work on the MGM production Hercules.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.