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Venice, California-based Digital Domain, noted for VFX on the Oscar-winning films "Titanic" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", will open a 20,000-square-foot studio in Vancouver.
The studio will open in early 2010, planning to hire 50-60 Canadian digital artists, eventually staffing 100 employees.
The first VFX project for the new studio is the Vancouver-lensed Disney sequel "Tron: Legacy".
“By expanding our talent and resources across multiple locations we are able to to offer solutions to production challenges, whether they’re economic, creative or technical,” said Digital Domain CEO Cliff Plumer.
Gloria Borders, formerly with DreamWorks Animation will oversee studio production in both Venice and Vancouver.
Established in 1993, Digital Established in 1993, Digital Domain, owned by Wyndcrest Holdings, has completed digital effects for 70 features includingt "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra", "Transformers", "X-Men", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and the BC-lensed "2012", and "I, Robot"...