Deluxe splits Rainmaker


Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has split its recently acquired Rainmaker postproduction and visual effects company into two divisions.

Mark Atkinson will head newly named Deluxe Vancouver as vp/general manager, directing the unit's motion picture laboratory, telecine, editorial and media management operations.

Atkinson will segue from his current role as general manager of creative services for Deluxe Digital Studios. Prior to joining Deluxe, he spent six years at DreamWorks SKG in a senior postproduction capacity and was previously vp of technical services and feature postproduction with Saban/Fox Family.

Marianne O'Reilly continues to manage the visual effects division as president of the new CIS Vancouver entity. CIS Vancouver and the newly named CIS London, formerly Rainmaker U.K., are part of CIS Visual Effects Group. Roma O' Connor is executive producer of CIS London.