Leading visual effects (VFX) and animation studio DNEG is expanding its Canada-based VFX and animation operations and talent pool.
With surging worldwide demand for its content across all platforms, DNEG is planning a new studio in the Greater Toronto Area that will initially employ up to 200, including many new technology positions, as well as expanding its existing Vancouver and Montreal offices, and adding a new studio for its Feature Animation division in Vancouver.
North American expansion and investment bolsters DNEG’s leadership and multiplatform capabilities as a modern-day content production powerhouse for major Hollywood and independent studios and production companies.
DNEG is well positioned to capitalize on high demand in the entertainment marketplace for its award-winning VFX and animation services in the creation of streaming, feature film, and TV content.
The new Toronto studio will create up to 200 new jobs, initially in a remote-work capacity. Roles will encompass visual effects for film and episodic projects, feature animation, and technology positions.
DNEG will be creating up to 300 new roles across its Vancouver and Montreal offices, including up to 100 new positions in Vancouver for its Feature Animation team, to support their upcoming slate of animation projects.
Opportunities will be posted at DNEG.com.
“As DNEG continues to build upon its award-winning legacy, we are further investing in Canada by creating up to 200 new jobs in the Greater Toronto Area with the opening of our fourth North American studio. We are also continuing to build out our studios in Vancouver and Montreal to support our upcoming slate of VFX projects, and extending our highly successful Feature Animation team to Vancouver as they move into production on five new animation projects,” said DNEG Chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra.
“Growth in our Canadian talent and capabilities will help us strategically align with the demands of the entertainment industry and seize upon our new growth initiatives and content creation opportunities.”