Former Rhythm & Hues Exec Bill Tlusty Joins Method Studios in Vancouver

6:08 AM PST 06/10/2014 by Etan Vlessing

Deluxe's visual-effects unit named the veteran California VFX producer to supervise its Canadian facility.

BANFF, ALBERTA - Former Rhythm & Hues executive producer Bill Tlusty is moving north to supervise operations at Method Studios in Vancouver.

The visual-effects unit of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group named Tlusty vp of its Vancouver operation as it continues work on Jupiter Ascending and Guardians of the Galaxy.

At Rhythm & Hues, he was lead executive on movies like Life of Pi and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Method’s Vancouver studio employs around 200 artists and attracts Hollywood productions owing to generous local subsidies.

"We have a very strong talent pool here in Vancouver and across all Method’s studios. I aim to take advantage of the artistry and technology that the company has nurtured and build upon that," Tlusty said in a statement.

Before joining Rhythm & Hues in 2005, Tlusty worked for Industrial Light & Magic, serving on all three Star Wars prequels and other movie titles.

Tlusty joins a migration north that includes Sony Pictures Imageworks recently moving its headquarters from Culver City to its Vancouver operation.

VFX houses ILM, Digital Domain, MPC and others have opened Vancouver studios in recent years.

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