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‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Names Adriano Rinaldi General Manager of Vancouver Studio (Exclusive)

DNEG, the London-headquartered visual effects and animation house that has won Oscars for the likes of Dune and Tenet and also worked on season four of Stranger Things, has hired Adriano Rinaldi as general manager of its VFX and animation studio in Vancouver, Canada. “Rinaldi will oversee DNEG’s team of more than 600 employees in Vancouver as the company further […]

VFX Oscar Winner Guillaume Rocheron Joins DNEG

Two-time Oscar winner Guillaume Rocheron has joined visual effects company DNEG as a VFX supervisor. He won Oscar and BAFTA awards for his work on Sam Mendes’ war film 1917 and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. His credits also include Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell. More […]

VFX House DNEG Names Daniel Jurow COO

Visual effects and animation studio DNEG has hired former Technicolor and R/GA executive Daniel Jurow as chief operating officer (COO). The executive with more than two decades of creative industry experience will be based out of the company’s London studio, reporting directly to DNEG chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra. Jurow joins DNEG from Technicolor, where […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ VFX Supervisor Janek Sirrs Joins DNEG

VFX supervisor Janek Sirrs, whose credits in the MCU include Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as The Avengers and Iron Man 2, for which he earned Oscar nominations, has joined VFX giant DNEG. With roughly 8,000 employees on three continents, London-headquartered DNEG is currently working on titles including Black Adam, Shazam! Fury […]

Academy Software Foundation Developing Open Source Review and Playback Tools

The Academy Software Foundation kicked off a pair of projects on the opening day of CG confab SIGGRAPH: The Open Review Initiative, aimed at developing an open source toolset for playback, review and approval of motion picture and other entertainment media; and the Digital Production Example Library, which will make production-grade sample content available in […]

‘Dune’ VFX Company DNEG Adds Two Oscar-Winning VFX Supervisors

London-headquartered VFX company DNEG, whose recent work includes Stranger Things and the Oscar-winning effects in Dune, has added a pair of veteran VFX supervisors to its team: Eric Brevig and Greg Butler. Brevig served as VFX supervisor on 1990’s Total Recall, for which he received the Academy Award. He earned additional Oscar nominations for his work […]

‘Stranger Things’ VFX House DNEG Calls Off SPAC Deal, CEO Vows to “Keep Expanding”

DNEG, the London-headquartered visual effects and animation house that has won Oscars for the likes of Dune and Tenet and also most recently worked on season 4 of Stranger Things, and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp., have mutually agreed to terminate their previously unveiled business combination that would have taken DNEG […]

‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Developing Collaborative Review Tool With Eye Toward Broad Adoption

DNEG, a leading UK-headquartered VFX house that saw its work win an Oscar earlier this year for Dune, has revealed that it’s developing a collaborative playback and review tool for use on features, series and other content, while announcing bold plans to encourage broad adoption. When completed, the app, dubbed xSTUDIO, will “replace all other […]

Locksmith Animation Reteams With DNEG on ‘That Christmas’

UK-based Locksmith Animation confirms that it awarded the digital production of its second movie That Christmas to DNEG Animation, following their collaboration on Locksmith’s debut animated feature, 2021’s Ron’s Gone Wrong. London-headquartered VFX company DNEG, which recently created the Oscar-winning VFX on Dune and is Christopher Nolan’s go-to effects house, expanded into feature animation with Ron’s Gone Wrong. Current work […]

Netflix Inks $350M Visual Effects Services Deal With DNEG

Visual effects and animation firm DNEG has reupped its multiyear services deal with Netflix for $350 million. The terms of the deal will see DNEG do work on Netflix series and movies, in the U.S. and abroad, including a current 2022 slate that includes Knives Out 2, The School for Good and Evil, The Adam […]

‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Going Public in $1.7 Billion SPAC Deal

DNEG, the U.K.-headquartered visual effects and animation company that won an Oscar for Tenet, is set to go public by merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisitions company. Unveiled on Tuesday, the transaction has a combined merger value of around $1.7 billion. London-headquartered DNEG — whose recent VFX credits include Dune, The […]

‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Hires New Group President (Exclusive)

DNEG, the visual effects and animation studio behind work on films like Dune and the Oscar-winning Tenet, has named Josh Jaggars to the newly created role of group president, VFX and stereo. He assumes his new role on Nov. 8. Reporting to DNEG chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra, Jaggars will be based in Los Angeles […]