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VFX Vet George Murphy Joins Reliance

VFX vet George Murphy joins Reliance MediaWorks as Chief Creative Officer.

Burbank, CA -- Reliance MediaWorks announced that Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor, George Murphy, will join their in-house team. Filling the position of Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Murphy is known within the entertainment industry for his visual effects work on iconic movies like Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes, Forrest Gump (for which he received a Best Visual Effects Oscar), King Kong, Starship Troopers,  and The Matrix: Reloaded & Revolutions, among others. As a seasoned expert in Hollywood visual effects, Mr. Murphy's broad experience and accomplishments are sure to prove a perfect match for the creative future of Reliance MediaWorks (RMW).

"I'm excited to be joining the team at Reliance MediaWorks where I can collaborate in growing the company's expertise to fully support directors, producers, studios and other key creatives in achieving their vision on a diverse range of projects," Murphy stated. "Building on RMW's current strengths, we will be expanding and refining the offerings from our Burbank team, with an aim to establish a hub of exceptional expertise in the areas of visual effects, animation and digital content creation. My goal is to further establish Reliance MediaWorks as a truly collaborative resource for clients; accessible, responsive and able to serve as an integral part of a production's core creative effort," Murphy continued to say.

With an illustrious career path built working with iconic Hollywood names such as Industrial Light & Magic, ESC Entertainment, Electronic Arts, WETA Digital, and Disney's ImageMovers Digital, George Murphy transports over three decades of experience as a professional photographer, Visual Effects Supervisor, and digital artist to his position at RMW. A pioneer of Hollywood's digital age, he has cultivated a reputation for, as he puts it, "bringing together diverse visual elements into believable images of reality and fantasy, which remain faithful to the chosen style and medium of a project."

Murphy's philosophy has always been to provide clients and their audiences with VFX work that enhances a film's story and the performances of its characters, rather than distracting. He brings to this task a critical eye toward enhancing what matters most on the screen and backs it with extensive expertise in both live action and digital approaches, experience he's gained working on numerous productions collaborating with directors, actors, technicians and digital artists in all stages of the filmmaking process.

RMW chose Murphy from a multitude of star candidates to steer the helm of their already formidable production team.

"We look forward to Mr. Murphy's new role and working with him to produce creative, groundbreaking projects. Our desire to support Hollywood's most demanding directors make him the ideal choice to lead our Global VFX team," said Naresh Malik, President Media and Creative Services Reliance MediaWorks.

Reliance MediaWorks Limited is a film and entertainment Services Company and a member of the Reliance Group. Reliance MediaWorks offers end-to-end integrated services across the entire film and media services value chain to production houses, studios and broadcasters.

The Company has a comprehensive presence in Film and Media Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI; Film, Audio Restoration and Image Enhancement; 3D; Digital Mastering: Studios and Equipment rentals; Visual Effects; Animation; Broadcast, TVC Post Production & Feature Film Promotion services with a presence across India, the USA and the UK.

Reliance MediaWorks operates BIG Cinemas, India's largest cinema chain, with over 425 Screens spread across India and the United States and catered to more than 55 million customers worldwide.

Reliance MediaWorks' television venture, BIG Synergy, is actively engaged in the television programming industry.

Source: Reliance MediaWorks

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.