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Marianne O’Reilly has been named president of Rainmaker Visual Effects. Additionally, Shauna Bryan has been promoted to head of business development and Jason Dowdeswell to head of digital studio.
O’Reilly began her career at Vancouver-based Rainmaker in 1999 as visual effects producer. She was named Rainmaker’s executive producer in 2004 and oversaw the facility’s feature effects work, including “I, Robot,” “Night at the Museum,” “Blades of Glory” and the upcoming “Vantage Point.” Before Rainmaker, O’Reilly held executive positions and was a sports entertainment producer.
“Marianne has been a key player in the growth of the visual effects industry in Vancouver and a prominent contributor to Rainmaker’s growth for almost a decade,” Rainmaker Entertainment CEO Warren Franklin said. “She has the skills needed to deal with the internal structure of a visual effects facility as well as the experience to engage and retain clients.”
Bryan, a 15-year industry veteran and most recently Rainmaker Visual Effects’ senior producer, was heavily involved in setting up Rainmaker’s London facility and establishing Rainmaker U.K. She oversaw the facility’s work on “Blades.”
Dowdeswell joined Rainmaker in 2002 as digital production supervisor after working more than a decade at such companies as Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light + Magic.
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