CEO Chris Ferriter, in an open letter, announces that for the past three weeks, the studio has been successfully operating with a 100% remote workforce
Leading visualization company Halon Entertainment has just shared with AWN that in an effort to ensure the health and safety of their employees, they’ve successfully converted to remote operations, and for the past three weeks, have been working on productions with a completely remote workforce. The studio, known for its pioneering previs, postvis, and techvis work on shows such as Ad Astra, Aquaman and The Mandalorian, most recently handled previs work on Call of the Wild and Ford v Ferrari, and are currently at work on Matt Reeve’s latest, The Batman.
In an open letter, Halon CEO Chris Ferriter shared the following:
"At Halon Entertainment, we pride ourselves on a company culture that promotes both creative excellence and employee wellbeing. When we become aware of the severity of the COVID-19 global pandemic and realized the effect it could have on our teams in North America and the UK, we decided to proactively start investigating what it would take to transition to remote workflows without compromising on the strict IP protection practices necessary for feature film work. I’m proud to say that today marks the third week of successfully managing a 100% remote workforce.
I am thankful to our technical, artistic, production, administrative, and leadership teams who have kept the health and safety of our employees as top priority, while continually striving to maintain the quality standards we hold ourselves to. While this transition has not been without challenges, I would like to publicly acknowledge everyone at #teamHalon who has been supportive, flexible, and innovative in their approach to this problem.
Our business is fully operational and ready to create. We will persevere through this difficult time and come out stronger than ever on the other side."
Source: Halon Entertainment
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.