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PDI names John Bell new Creative Director of production design

PDI (Pacific Data Images) has named ANTZ Production Designer, John Bell as the division's Creative Director. Bell's new responsibilities include managing the production design staff, and overseeing the creative direction and design techniques of the rapidly growing commercial and film effects unit as it continues to broaden beyond its present size and scope. "John has contributed to some of the most significant special effects films in the last decade," said Patty Wooton, PDI's Senior VP or Production. Bell's prior credits include conceptual design on MEN IN BLACK, CONTACT and THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK; art direction on BACK TO THE FUTURE II and storyboard work on STARSHIP TROOPERS, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, and STAR TREK IV.