CIS Vancouver promotes Hoffman

Will oversee day-to-day company operations

Dennis Hoffman has been promoted to senior vp/GM of CIS Vancouver. Formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects, CIS Vancouver is part of the CIS Visual Effects Group, a unit of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. Deluxe acquired the Rainmaker unit earlier this year.

Marianne O'Reilly, currently president and a nine-year veteran of CIS Vancouver, will relocate to the East Coast where she will consult on new business opportunities for the company.

In his new role, Hoffman will oversee day-to-day company operations. He has been the company's head of production since the beginning of 2007. Earlier, the 20-year production veteran held positions including vp/head of production at Digital Domain and vp/head of production at Cinesite.

CIS Vancouver's upcoming projects include "Tropic Thunder," "Changeling," "Twilight," "Space Buddies" and "The Nutcracker."

CIS Visual Effects Group also maintains facilities in Hollywood and London.