Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award winning visual effects and digital character animation company, is relocating its headquarters to Vancouver, B.C. The company is moving into a new, state-of-the-art facility @ the Pacific Centre, capable of accommodating up to 700 employees, which will be the largest footprint for a visual effects company in Vancouver.
The Vancouver team, which recently completed work on "Edge of Tomorrow" (Warner Bros.) and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (Columbia Pictures), will lead other Sony Pictures Imageworks' current and future projects.
These include "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Disney/Marvel), "Pixels" (Columbia Pictures), "Angry Birds" movie (Rovio), "Hotel Transylvania 2" (Sony Pictures Animation) and the untitled "Smurfs" movie (Sony Pictures Animation).
"Vancouver has developed into a world-class center for visual effects and animation production," said Randy Lake, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Production Services at Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
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