Richard Taylor to open AnimfxNZ Conference 2009
Press Release from AnimfxNZ 2009
Richard Taylor Creative Director and Founder of Weta Workshop will be opening the AnimfxNZ 2009 Conference on Friday November 6 at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.
Richard Taylor and his partner Tania Rodger began what would become Weta Workshop Ltd 20 years ago. Taylor and Rodger dreamed of creating a special effects facility to support the New Zealand film and television industry. Over the past fifteen years the company has provided physical and digital effects for many films, advertisements and television shows including the popular Hercules and Xena series, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Van Helsing, The Last Samurai, Hellboy, Kingdom of Heavens, King Kong, Black Sheep, 30 Days of Night and many more.
Richard and Tania have continued to develop their company by diversifying into a variety of new and intriguing creative ventures. These include a high-end collectibles company, a chainmaille manufacturing company, a publishing arm, and most recently a children's television production company with its first television series, Jane and The Dragon.
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