Port St. Lucie, FL — Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG) has named industry veteran Jim Berney Head of Studio at DDMG in Florida. Berney, an Academy Award nominee who played a leadership role at Sony Pictures Imageworks’ New Mexico studio, will oversee the day-to-day operations of DDMG’s Florida studio, which creates visual effects for feature films, military and medical applications, sports teams and venues, and original animated feature films through Tradition Studios.
“Jim is the ideal leader for our growing Florida studio,” said DDMG CEO and Chairman John Textor. “He has overseen operations at a top visual effects studio and is highly technical. Most importantly, he has been a visual effects supervisor for many years and is recognized among the top talent in our industry. Everything in our studios is about supporting the creative. Jim understands that, and his leadership philosophy reflects that.”