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Ingenuity Studios and Ghost VFX Now Streamland Media’s VFX Division

Ingenuity founder David Lebensfeld is appointed president to helm both studios providing visual effects for motion pictures and television. 

Streamland Media announced the unification of Ingenuity Studios and Ghost VFX’s leadership, with Ingenuity founder David Lebensfeld serving as president of both companies – the companies will now operate as Streamland Media’s visual effects division.

“Ghost VFX and Ingenuity Studios are producing outstanding, innovative, and amazing work,” said Streamland Media CEO Bill Romeo. “Bringing these two incredible, talent-driven companies under single leadership will better serve our clients in the most efficient and strategic way.”

Founded in 1999, Ghost VFX has studios in London, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Manchester, Toronto, and Vancouver – moving its Pune studio into a new, state-of-the-art facility later this year. Recent Ghost VFX credits include Star Trek Discovery, The Mandalorian, and Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Credits for Ingenuity Studios, founded in 2004, include the Netflix series One Piece, feature films such as Many Saints of Newark, and Booksmart, and Emmy-nominated series such as Hacks and Cowboy Bebop. It is headquartered in Los Angeles and has New York, Vancouver, London, and Atlanta locations.

“I’m excited to work alongside the leadership team here and humbled to be guiding these world-class artists and innovators,” added Lebensfeld. “I know the quality of work, integrity, and reputation of Ghost VFX and Ingenuity Studios are unrivaled. Together, we can custom fit to filmmakers’ needs and offer a full spectrum of visual effects services.”

Lebensfeld brings 20 years of artistic, technical, and business experience in visual effects to his new role and is a member of the Visual Effects Society and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ‍

“David’s undeniable passion and creative vision will be a huge asset to our talented teams at Ghost VFX and Ingenuity Studios,” noted Romeo. “We are all excited for the next chapter in Streamland Media’s future.”

Source: Streamland Media

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.