Facility in Pune will support company’s 3D, VFX and VR clients with additional hires increasing Legend’s global team to more than 2,000.
LOS ANGELES -- Industry-leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D is expanding its presence beyond North America into the Asia Pacific region with the establishment of Legend India and the opening Nov. 13 of state-of-the-art studios in Pune, India.
Legend India will be based in the 10-acre Suzlon “One Earth” campus, building out some 40,000 square feet in a LEED Platinum and GRIHA five-star certified building. The campus is self-sufficient, employing effective energy controls and building management systems for minimum disturbance to the natural ecology of the site.
The new studio will extend the worldwide reach and capabilities of Legend’s services in 3D conversion of theatrical feature films, visual effects for motion pictures and television programs, virtual reality experiences from pre-visualization to post production, and animation. To ensure the privacy of client IP, Legend has established a secure digital pipeline linked to all three facilities to provide protected interconnected workflow.
With an estimated 500 new employees forecast to come on board in Pune by the end of 2017, the company’s global workforce, including its Los Angeles and Toronto facilities, is expected to increase to more than 2,000 people during the next 12 months.
“This strategic decision was enacted to provide Legend’s clients with an experienced expanded global team to provide the quality, economic benefit and skill set required to execute digital imaging at the highest possible level,” said Aidan Foley, Legend Chief Executive Officer. “As a client-focused organization, we are deeply committed to respecting the security of client IP, deadlines, budgets and excellence in visualization. Planting our flag in India and implementing ‘The Legend Way’ will assure this consistent level of unparalleled creative output for the studios, networks, brands and agencies who have put their trust in us.”
The Legend culture of supporting a healthy work/life balance will be a hallmark of its new Pune facility. “We believe that creating a collaborative creative environment for artists and offering them a career path to grow within the organization is a healthy, strategic approach to success,” added Foley.
Source: Legend 3D