Interesting news with the announcement of Sean Parker as investor in Weta Digital:
Weta Digital, one of the world’s premier visual effects companies, has a new partner in entrepreneur and visionary Sean Parker. Parker has made a significant investment in the company known for its culture of creativity and innovation. From Gollum to Caesar, Middle earth to Pandora, the studio has created some of the most memorable characters and worlds of the last twenty-five years.
“I’ve long admired Peter Jackson’s and Fran Walsh’s work, and the ground-breaking VFX and animation that Weta Digital has created over the last two decades. The visionary leadership, imagination, and technical expertise of Weta Digital was vital to the creation of Academy Award winning films such as AVATAR, KING KONG and LORD OF THE RINGS. I look forward to helping grow Weta Digital and I’m excited to partner with Peter, the leadership of Weta, and its incredibly talented team.”
“Sean Parker brings an invaluable expertise that will fortify Weta Digital from a technological perspective, while also focusing on its growth as an industry leader,” said Jackson. “As I have gotten to know him, I have been extremely impressed with his curiosity, intelligence and passion.”