VFX and animation company, Sony Pictures Imageworks, is expanding its presence to Montreal.
With the company’s head office remaining in Vancouver, the expansion into Montreal will initially see an additional 150 new employees based at the new location. Imageworks currently employs over 1,000 employees across their Vancouver and Los Angeles offices.
“The growing VFX and animation industry coupled with the established talent base makes Montreal the perfect location for expansion and will allow Imageworks to continue to execute the diverse creative visions of our clients,” said Michelle Grady, EVP.
According to Deadline, leading the new office will be Laura Fitzpatrick, who joined the company in 2022 as VP, New Business.
“We are thrilled that Laura has agreed to lead our Montreal office and Doug has accepted the role of Vice President, VFX, New Business. Both are strategic, forward-thinking executives with decades of industry experience, and we welcome them into these new leadership roles,” said Grady.
The new office will be located in a permanent state-of-the-art space in the Old Montreal area. The studio is recruiting for all roles inducing, production professionals, artists, and technology experts.
Imageworks most recently completed work on Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, and the Oscar-nominated The Sea Beast. They are currently in production on, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, The Marvels, and In Your Dreams.