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DNEG Group Secures $200M Investment

The United Al Saqer Group’s fund infusion accelerates company’s diversification from service provider to content production and AI-powered technology partner, bolstering expansion of Prime Focus Studios’ content creation efforts, start of new tech division Brahma, and launch of visual experience hub in Abu Dhabi.

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DNEG Launches DNEG 360 Division with Dimension Studio

The two companies’ joint virtual production venture expands to provide end-to-end client production solutions, from development through post; LED volume stages are also debuted in London and Rome.

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DNEG Launches DNEG IXP

New immersive experience division, helmed by managing director Josh Mandel, crafts creative experiences for businesses, brands, and game publishers; will focus initially on gaming, virtual concerts, and theme park ride experiences.

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DNEG Adds Emmy-Nominated Producers Ron Ames and Jesse Kobayashi

Company taps the pair to advance and improve its service offerings and provide creative technological solutions to filmmaking challenges.

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DNEG Adds Academy Award Winner Tim Burke as VFX Supervisor

The visual effects veteran brings 20+ years’ experience to his new role, including an Oscar win on Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ and a BAFTA win on ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.’ 

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DNEG Acquires Key Production and Post-Production Facilities in India

The leading VFX and animation studio’s deal with parent company Prime Focus Limited for India-based integrated film and TV studio assets includes PF Studios, Digital Intermediate, Equipment Rental Services (EQR), and PFL’s Advertising post-production business.

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DNEG Appoints Guillaume Rocheron as Visual Effects Supervisor

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning industry veteran’s credits include Jordon Peele’s ‘Nope,’ Sam Mendes’ ‘1917,’ and Michael Dougherty’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters;’ will work out of the studio’s Los Angeles office. 

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DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

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DNEG Adds Oscar Winner Joel Hynek to LA Talent

The 2-time Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor boasts over 40 years of industry experience; he’ll work from the company’s LA studio on a yet-to-be-named project.

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DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

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DNEG Nixes SPAC Business Combination Deal with Sports Ventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:35am

Due to unfavorable SPAC market conditions, the companies have terminated their pending business combination agreement that would have seen the the leading VFX and animation studio go public.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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For VES Winners, a Night of Emotion and Renewed Purpose

AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.

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What Does the Unity – Weta Digital Deal Mean for the VFX Industry?

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:55pm

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.

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DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.

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