Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.
Press release from Prime Focus World:
Los Angeles, CA, – Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles. He joins Prime Focus from Technicolor where he held the title of Executive Producer for their 3D division, overseeing conversion projects including DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda (2008).
In his new role, Del Conte will oversee all aspects of the Prime Focus Los Angeles office including View-D stereo conversions, as well as pre-visual and visual effects production services based in LA. He will report directly to Terry Clotiaux, Prime Focus’ President of Production, who made the announcement today.
“Prime Focus offers the best in 3D conversion techniques and expertise to filmmakers around the globe. This combined with a long history of high-end, feature Visual Effects work establishes Prime Focus as a global leader for all aspects of post-production and I’m proud to be part of this team,” said Del Conte.
“Prime Focus has multiplied its workforce by 10 times in the past year and part of this expansion is bringing the best people in the business to our team and I am pleased that Chris is part of that,” said Clotiaux. “He is an award-winning VFX producer and harnessing his talent gives Prime Focus an opportunity to continue to offer clients the industry-leading 3D conversion experience.”
Del Conte previously worked at Prime Focus from 2008 to 2010 as a Senior Producer where he was instrumental in the "Op's Center" sequences of James Cameron’s visually stunning Avatar and also produced the 3D conversions of Cats and Dogs 2 and Prime Focus’s first 3D conversion, Clash of the Titans.
In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Graphic Design for FOX’s Super Bowl XXXIX Opener and also received a nomination in 2007 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for HBO’s Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. Chris started his career in 1995 working at Amblin Imaging, Steven Spielberg’s VFX company, before going to Cinesite where he worked on Titanic and Space Jam. Other film and television VFX producing credits include The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions at Centropolis Effects, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, ABC’s “Lost”, Talladega Nights, and Live Free or Die Hard for Digital Dimension.
About Prime Focus World
Acknowledged as a preeminent source of creative and technical services for the global entertainment industry, Prime Focus World provides visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world. Prime Focushas brought its 3D conversion expertise to top-tier Hollywood movies including Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Shrek, Green Lantern, Immortals and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. In addition, Prime Focushas created breathtaking visual effects for the Academy Award winning film Avatar, forthe blockbuster Harry Potter, Twilight Saga and X-Men franchises; and for global releases including Tron: Legacy, The A-Team, Sucker Punch, Unknown andthe 2011 Palme d’Or winning Tree of Life. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Prime Focus has world-class facilities in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and India. For more information on Prime Focus worldwide, please visit www.primefocusworld.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.