‘Tenet’ VFX House DNEG appoints Erika Burton as executive vice president of visual effects – The Hollywood Reporter



DNEG – The visual effects house of Christopher Nolan whose work on Principle recently won an Oscar – appointed Erika Burton as VFX executive vice president and global studio director. She joined the company on Monday.

Based in Los Angeles. Burton will report to DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra on the leadership team. Merzin Tavaria, President of Global Production and Operations based in Burton and India, will jointly oversee the organization of DNEG’s production capabilities and operations, including delivery of work to its studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montreal and Chandigarh.

Burton brings more than 25 years of high-level experience to her role, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global Features and VFX Streaming at Method Studios, a role she left at the onset of the pandemic, before the acquisition of Method by Framestore last November. .

Previously, she held leadership positions at Digital Domain, PDI / DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Rhythm & Hues.

Current and recent VFX work at DNEG (whose VFX credits include Oscar winners Interstellar and Start for Christopher Nolan, as well as First man and Blade Runner 2049) includes Dune, F9. The Matrix 4, Uncharted, Venom: May the Carnage Beand episodic projects such as The wheel of time and Doctor Who season 13.

“I am delighted to welcome Erika to DNEG at this important stage in the growth of our business,” Malhotra said in a statement. “Working closely with Merzin Tavaria, she will be a driving force in guiding our global ambitions of producing visual effects to the next level as we continue to innovate and evolve, and evolve into exciting new areas of business.


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