‘Dune’ VFX Outfit DNEG opens visual effects and animation studio in Toronto

DNEG, the visual effects house behind “Dune” and “First Man” has opened the doors of its VFX and animation studio in Toronto.

The studio is located in the King West area of ​​the city with over 150 artists on board as it continues to expand. In January, DNEG revealed plans to go public through a $1.7 billion SPAC deal.

“I am thrilled with the progress DNEG has made over the past six months in establishing a strong presence in Ontario, with exciting career opportunities in visual effects for film and episodic projects, animated feature films and technology,” said chief executive Gavin Graham. . “The reception we received from local trade associations, Toronto Mayor John Tory and his team, and of course Toronto’s incredible talent pool, has been tremendous.

Toronto Mayor John Tory added, “Toronto’s film and television production industry is second to none in the world, and I am delighted to welcome DNEG to this dynamic and thriving sector. DNEG will join industry leaders and our local and globally minded talent to further grow and diversify the sector. We welcome DNEG to the Toronto area and appreciate their increased presence and partnership in the production of original content.

The studio aims to provide new opportunities for Canadian artists and capitalize on the entertainment industry’s growing demand for higher quality work.

“DNEG is proud to invest in its Canadian studios, providing the region’s local pool of visual effects, animation and high-tech talent with opportunities to work on some of the biggest films in the world, as we experience demand. growing in the entertainment industry for our superior quality. work,” said DNEG President and CEO Namit Malhotra. “We remain committed to our long-term growth strategy as DNEG expands from feature films and episodic television content to capitalize on opportunities in adjacent markets, including games and the metaverse.”

During its plans to open the new studio, DNEG worked closely with Toronto Global, a team of experienced business advisors helping global businesses grow in the Toronto area.

DNEG employs nearly 7,000 people with offices and studios around the world in North America (Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai and Mumbai).

Current DNEG career opportunities around the world are published on DNEG.com

Briana R. Cross