Port St. Lucie, FL – June 29, 2011 – Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. (DDMG) announced today that director Brad Lewis has joined DDMG’s Tradition Studios to direct original animated feature films.
Mr. Lewis joins Tradition Studios fresh from co-directing Cars 2 with John Lasseter, which opened in theatres June 24. A 10-year Pixar veteran, Lewis was the producer on the Academy Award-winning animated feature Ratatouille.
“Brad is truly one of the nicest and most talented people weÂ¹ve met in the film industry,” said DDMG Chairman and CEO, John Textor. “We are honored that he has chosen to join us, having come from an environment that we believe represents the finest traditions of storytelling.”
Prior to Pixar, Lewis was a producer on Antz and executive-produced TV movies for PDI/Dreamworks where he worked for more than 11 years, also serving as executive producer/vice president of production for Pacific Data Images. His feature film character and visual effects credits include The Arrival, The Peacemaker and Broken Arrow. His television credits include Hanna-Barbera’s The Last Halloween, for which he received an Emmy Award and the first 3D episode of The Simpsons, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Lewis received an Emmy for graphic design for ABC’s Monday Night Football and his commercial production work garnered him two Clio awards. Lewis also served as Mayor of the city of San Carlos, California.
Mr. Lewis said, “I am excited to join a company with Digital Domain’s talent and expertise and to have an opportunity to be a part of its team in creating family-friendly stories and adventures. It’s going to be a fun ride.”