Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
Los Angeles, CA – Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company Method Studios announced that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
“There are many reasons I’m excited about this job,” says Kubsch. “Besides the wonderful group of talented individuals already in place, one of the most important is that Method offers our clients access to a very diverse and global talent base in so many key areas of our business and we are committed to expanding our presence long term. That’s because the company has been focusing on the way the industry has been evolving, and it understands how to handle the challenges.”
Kubsch and Grant will add their expertise to that of Method’s award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Glass, who will continue in his creative leadership role as Chief Creative Officer, alongside a team of Method’s top executives who will share global oversight for enhanced communication and efficiency.
“Chris and Darin both come with world-class skills in the VFX industry,” says Sonnenfeld. “We are all very excited to have them join Method. Together with Dan Glass, we now have a team in place that can take the company to new heights of technological and creative innovation.”
Kubsch, a highly respected industry veteran, was most recently with Prana Studios where he oversaw global production of visual effects and animation. Prior to that, he was EVP and General Manager of ImageMovers Digital. As the first Managing Director of Lucasfilm Animation Company in Singapore, Kubsch was responsible for the start-up, initial build out, and talent acquisition for the company’s first slate of animated feature films, live action visual effects work and interactive entertainment. His previous experience also included a stint at DreamWorks Animation as a production executive, and he has visual effects production credits on a number of tentpole projects such as “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “The Matrix Revolutions” and “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Mars Attacks!,” as well as working at Industrial Light & Magic as a visual effects producer on “The Mask.”