- Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company DNEG is expanding its BAFTA-winning TV VFX offering in North America to meet growing demand for its services. The DNEG TV team, which was formed in London in 2013 and opened a Los Angeles facility in 2017, is enhancing its services in the region by expanding its Vancouver and Montréal facilities.
Teams at DNEG’s North American facilities are working on eight new high-profile projects for Amazon Studios, Netflix, WarnerMedia Entertainment, Hulu, Syfy and a number of other entertainment companies. Projects include ‘Catch-22’, a TV miniseries for Hulu based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel; Amazon Studios series ‘The Boys’, a second series of DC Entertainment’s ‘Krypton’ for Syfy; and Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’ for WarnerMedia Entertainment.
As part of the expansion, DNEG has appointed veteran TV and VFX Producer Michelle Eisenreich to lead its fast-growing TV team in Vancouver.
Michelle was part of the DNEG VFX team that picked up both an Oscar and a Visual Effects Society Award last month for ‘First Man’. Prior to this she was DNEG’s VFX Producer on the Oscar, BAFTA and VES award winning ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Michelle also has extensive experience of visual effects for TV, having been Executive VFX Producer on shows such as ‘The X-Files’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Walking Dead’, for which her team received an Emmy nomination in 2016.
‘I’m proud and excited to be part of DNEG TV’s expansion in Canada,’ said Michelle Eisenreich, Executive VFX Producer, DNEG. ‘The TV team is creating amazing work, and our clients are pushing the boundaries of TV VFX, bringing us dynamic projects that demand creative approaches and new visual solutions from our teams - and we’re excited for the challenge.’
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said, ‘Expanding our DNEG TV operations in Vancouver and Montréal, and involving DNEG talent of the calibre of Michelle and her team, highlights the phenomenal success of our TV division and the importance we place in it. Our TV team has produced some amazing VFX over the last few years, with celebrated work on shows such as Black Mirror ‘Metalhead’, for which we were awarded a BAFTA TV Craft award, and our VES-Award winning work on ‘Altered Carbon’ for Netflix.’
About DNEG TV
DNEG TV has grown steadily since first opening its doors in London in May 2013. Formed to enable TV producers and networks worldwide to access DNEG’s talent, technical innovation and infrastructure through a bespoke TV service, DNEG TV has delivered VFX sequences on a wide range of projects over the years, including ‘Westworld’ (HBO), ‘BrainDead’ (CBS), ‘The Young Pope’ (HBO), ‘Agent Carter’ (Marvel), ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’ (Sky, nominated in the Special, Visual and Graphic Effects category at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2016), ‘The Hollow Crown’ (BBC) and ‘Mr Selfridge’ (ITV).
Other projects currently in production at DNEG TV include: ‘The New Pope’ starring Jude Law and John Malkovich for Sky / HBO; HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’, a series based on the 1986 explosion at the Russian nuclear power plant; Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ for HBO, which is being overseen for DNEG TV by VFX Supervisor Sheila Wickens (‘Harlots’, ‘On Chesil Beach’, ‘Stardust); and the latest season of ‘Black Mirror’ for Netflix, amongst many other projects.
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.
Since the opening of our first studio in London in 1998 we’ve always focused on building close working relationships with filmmakers. We thrive on collaboration and the creative energy this provides, and we are dedicated to delivering excellence on every project we are involved with.
We’ve brought home the Oscar for ‘Best VFX’ for four out of the last five years. In total, we’ve been honoured with 5 Academy Award wins, 5 BAFTA Awards and 10 Visual Effects Society Awards for our visual effects work on shows like ‘First Man’, ‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’.
Projects currently in production at DNEG include films such as ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’.
For more details, visit: www.dneg.com