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Das Werk Acquires Centropolis Effects

German post-production house Das Werk has acquired Centropolis Effects, the f/x arm of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's Centropolis Entertainment. The deal was for stock. Centropolis Effects will still be based in Los Angeles and Centropolis Entertainment will use the F/X firm for their visual effects needs. The purchase will allow Centropolis Effects to expand into commercials and music videos. President Mark Franco, head of production Aaron Dem and CFO Amir Nasrabadi will continue on in their current posts. Emmerich and Devlin will stay on Centropolis Effects' board of directors. The effects house has created visual effects for such films as INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE PATRIOT and GODZILLA. This deal just shows how strong the German market is with companies based in the country continuing to acquire firms from around the globe.

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