Heady times at DNEG, which has announced plans to expand its presence in Canada, shortly after receiving a $250 million investment.
The vfx giant is set to open a new location in Toronto, covering vfx for film and episodic projects, feature animation, and technology (including AI and machine learning). The studio will create up to 200 jobs, initially on a work-from-home basis. It will also house a team for DNEG unit Redefine, which offers services to international markets like China and India.
The company will also create up to 300 jobs across its Vancouver and Montreal bases, including up to 100 in Vancouver for its young feature animation division. The two studios currently have around 500 and 800 employees respectively, with Vancouver focused on feature vfx (including the upcoming Dune), and Montreal also covering episodic and animation.