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Digital Domain Expands Leadership Ranks

The studio continues global expansion with addition of Montreal to its lineup.

LOS ANGELES -- Digital Domain has promoted Karey Maltzahn to VP of feature and episodic production and expanded the roles of creative leads Nikos Kalaitzidis, Scott Meadows and Aladino Debert as it prepares to open a studio in Montreal.

In addition to concentrating on feature visual effects and visualization, the studio will add a heightened focus on TV, cable and streaming services. Montreal is the latest addition to the company’s global roster of locations, which also includes Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Hyderabad.

Karey Maltzahn

Maltzahn will run client services for productions among multiple studio locations for Digital Domain, including Los Angeles, Vancouver, India and soon-to-open Montreal. As a leader in post-production for 20 years, she has successfully guided teams in commercials and features.

Nikos Kalaitzidis

Industry veteran Kalaitzidis was elevated to VFX supervisor. Kalaitzidis brings 22 years’ experience in visual effects and has worked on more than 30 feature films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Fate of the Furious and Tron: Legacy. He recently led visual effects for Digital Domain on A Wrinkle in Time.

Scott Meadows

Head of visualization Meadows will lead motion capture, virtual production, and pre- and post-visualization for Digital Domain. Meadows has led visualization projects for the last two decades, completing many blockbuster feature films, including Black Panther and Ready Player One. He aims to streamline all processes for visualization, motion capture and virtual production. Digital Domain is home to the largest volume motion capture stage in Los Angeles.

Aladino Debert

Creative director and VFX supervisor Debert will guide the creative and visual effects for episodic series work. With a strong background in the digital arts and visual effects, Debert is a creative force in the industry with more than 20 years of experience. He has been with Digital Domain since 2010 and has picked up numerous recognitions, including AICP, Clio and VES awards and an Emmy nomination. Recently, Debert was VFX supervisor for multiple episodes of Black Sails and Outlander for STARZ, SpikeTV’s The Mist, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix.

“Digital Domain has consistently created the highest level of visual effects, and our group of executive leaders and creative minds is unparalleled,” said Daniel Seah, CEO, Digital Domain. “With a new era of visual effects-heavy television series, and the evolution of filmmaking technology, Digital Domain will seize all opportunities to continuously lead the quality of work.”

Source: Digital Domain

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