9:47am PT by Carolyn Giardina
VFX House Cinesite Hires Former Illumination Exec as CCO
Dave Rosenbaum — a production exec who had been with Illumination Entertainment since its inception — has been named chief creative officer at visual effects company Cinesite.
Headquartered in London, Cinesite is currently working on VFX for Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Assassin’s Creed for Twentieth Century Fox and animated feature Gnome Alone for 3QU Media. Rosenbaum will be based at Cinesite’s 54,000 square-foot Montreal studio.
“Dave’s drive, passion and vision will harness a new phase of expansion for us, as he leads our studio’s growing slate,” Antony Hunt, president of Cinesite Animation, said Wednesday in a statement.
At Illumination, Rosenbaum was vp of talent, and also served as production executive and story supervisor for Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, The Lorax, The Secret Life of Pets and the upcoming Sing.