Created 08/23/2002 - 00:00
Santa Monica, California-based visual effects studio Radium has hired executive producer Darby Walker-Curts and operations manager Paul Abatemarco, reuniting the pair who worked together at R!OT from 1997-2000. Darby Walker-Curts was executive producer of Telecine at R!OT, where she oversaw numerous projects including music videos for Dave Matthews, Jewel, Bryan Adams, Natalie Imbruglia and Incubus, as well as commercials for such noted directors as Nico Beyer, Danny Ducovny, Samuel Bayer, Herb Ritts and Marcos Siega. The executive producer position at Radium provides Walker-Curts a chance to reunite with Abatemarco, who began his career in post-production and effects in 1997 as operations manager of Encore West (which became R!OT). In 2000, Abatemarco joined Digital Domain as manager of commercial operations. From there, he moved into production working as a visual effects producer in Digital Domains commercial division on projects for such clients as Jeep, Clairol, Nickelodeon and Herbal Essence, and on the film side of the company on the features A BEAUTIFUL MIND and WE WERE SOLDIERS. Radium, with offices in San Francisco and Santa Monica, has provided effects work on a variety of high-profile projects, including commercials for Old Navy, Bud Light, Target, BMW, Sony and Coca-Cola, and the television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SMALLVILLE and ANGEL.