Visual effects veteran Gillian Pearson named lead studio manager at new Vancouver state-of-the-art facility.
LOS ANGELES -- Ghost VFX has announced the opening of their newest studio location in Vancouver B.C., a known hub of visual effects and animation. The company already has studios in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London, and Manchester. This is one step in the VFX house’s expansion plan; they have also named Gillian Pearson as lead studio manager. In her new capacity, Pearson will oversee the day-to-day operations including recruiting a new team of top-tier talent, and overall studio management. The new Vancouver state-of-the-art facility will solidify the company’s global footprint.
"We feel very fortunate to welcome Gillian to our leadership team and have the utmost confidence in her abilities to establish the new facility as the area's go-to studio and recruit an exceptional team of Vancouver-based talent,” stated Ghost VFX president, Tom Kendall. “Her industry expertise, knowledge and relationships are highly valued and will complement the global synergies our teams have been able to achieve in an ever-changing, dynamic industry."
During Pearson's career in the entertainment industry, she has earned a well-regarded reputation for her skills in visual effects and as a leader for the next generation of VFX talent. She co-founded the Lost Boys: School of VFX, a renowned visual effects college, and has credits as VFX Producer on many acclaimed projects such as A+E/History's Six and two seasons of Project Blue Book. She also acted as production and studio manager at CoSA VFX for three seasons of Warner Bros TV/Fox's Gotham and feature films including, The Conjuring 2, and Foxcatcher.
Commenting on her new role as Vancouver Studio Manager, Pearson stated, “I'm very excited to have joined Ghost VFX, both for their exceptional creative quality and the great people and leadership. I look forward to the Vancouver studio becoming a valued member of the international group - a place where artists thrive, and amazing projects are made.”
Source: Ghost VFX