Award-winning VFX house DNEG expands TV operations in Vancouver and Montreal
~ Announces slate of upcoming TV titles, including Catch 22, Raised by Wolves, The Boys and Krypton Season 2 ~
Leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company DNEG is expanding its BAFTA-winning TV VFX offering in North America to meet growing demand for its services. The DNEG TV team, which was formed in London in 2013 and opened a Los Angeles facility in 2017, is enhancing its services in the region by expanding its Vancouver and Montréal facilities.
Teams at DNEG’s North American facilities are working on eight new high-profile projects for Amazon Studios, Netflix, WarnerMedia Entertainment, Hulu, Syfy and a number of other entertainment companies. Projects include ‘Catch-22’, a TV miniseries for Hulu based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel; Amazon Studios series ‘The Boys’, a second series of DC Entertainment’s ‘Krypton’ for Syfy; and Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’ for WarnerMedia Entertainment.
As part of the expansion, DNEG has appointed veteran TV and VFX Producer Michelle Eisenreich to lead its fast-growing TV team in Vancouver.
Michelle was part of the DNEG VFX team that picked up both an Oscar and a Visual Effects Society Award last month for ‘First Man’. Prior to this she was DNEG’s VFX Producer on the Oscar, BAFTA and VES award winning ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Michelle also has extensive experience of visual effects for TV, having been Executive VFX Producer on shows such as ‘The X-Files’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Walking Dead’, for which her team received an Emmy nomination in 2016.
‘I’m proud and excited to be part of DNEG TV’s expansion in Canada,’ said Michelle Eisenreich, Executive VFX Producer, DNEG. ‘The TV team is creating amazing work, and our clients are pushing the boundaries of TV VFX, bringing us dynamic projects that demand creative approaches and new visual solutions from our teams – and we’re excited for the challenge.’
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said:
‘Expanding our DNEG TV operations in Vancouver and Montréal, and involving DNEG talent of the calibre of Michelle and her team, highlights the phenomenal success of our TV division and the importance we place in it. Our TV team has produced some amazing VFX over the last few years, with celebrated work on shows such as Black Mirror ‘Metalhead’, for which we were awarded a BAFTA TV Craft award, and our VES-Award winning work on ‘Altered Carbon’ for Netflix.’