Digital Domain, an innovative provider of visual effects and immersive experiences, has promoted Karey Maltzahn to VP of feature and episodic production. In addition to a concentration on feature visual effects and visualization, the studio will add a heightened focus on TV, cable and streaming services. Digital Domain looks to Montreal as the latest studio addition to the global roster which includes locations in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Hyderabad.
Digital Domain leads Nikos Kalaitzidis, Scott Meadows and Aladino Debert have expanded creative leadership positions. The team joins existing visual effects heavy-hitters including Matthew Butler, Kelly Port, Jay Barton, Dave Hodgins, Jan Philip Cramer and Steve Preeg. Collectively, they have more than 175 film and episodic credits.
In her new role, Maltzahn will run client services for productions among multiple studio locations for Digital Domain, including Los Angeles, Vancouver, India and soon-to-open Montreal. As a leader in postproduction for 20 years, she has successfully guided teams in commercials and features.
Industry veteran Kalaitzidis was elevated to VFX supervisor. Kalaitzidis brings 22 years’ experience in visual effects and has worked on more than 30 feature films, including Spiderman: Homecoming, The Fate of the Furious and Tron: Legacy. He recently led visual effects for Digital Domain on A Wrinkle in Time.
Head of visualization Meadows will lead motion capture, virtual production, pre and post visualization for Digital Domain. Meadows has led visualization projects for the last two decades, completing many blockbuster feature films, including Black Panther and Ready Player One. He aims to streamline all processes for visualization, motion capture and virtual production. Digital Domain is home to the largest volume motion capture stage in Los Angeles.
Creative director and VFX supervisor Debert will guide the creative and visual effects for episodic series work. With a strong background in the digital arts and visual effects, Debert is a creative force in the industry with more than 20 years of experience. He has been with Digital Domain since 2010 and has picked up numerous recognitions, including AICP Show, Clio and VES awards and an Emmy nomination. Recently, Debert was VFX supervisor for multiple episodes of Black Sails and Outlander for STARZ, SpikeTV’s The Mist, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix.