DNEG has announced plans to expand to Bangalore. The vfx and animation giant is onboarding a team of artists and technicians in the city, its fourth Indian location (after Mumbai, Chennai, and Chandigarh), and its eighth worldwide (alongside London, Vancouver, L.A., and Montreal).
The company, which is headquartered in London, cites the current boom in demand for content, much of it fueled by streamers, as a reason for the expansion. The Bangalore team will work on “a variety of high-profile international projects” across features (including animated features) and streaming releases.
Merzin Tavaria, DNEG’s president of global production and operations, said in a statement: “We’re extending our footprint into Bangalore to provide both further capacity and support for our global teams, and to explore the potential of the incredible talent in the area while providing opportunities to work on the biggest international projects.”
DNEG is chiefly known for its vfx services for features and series. Recent credits include Godzilla vs. Kong, Mulan The Underground Railroad, Deadpool 2, and Tenet (for which it won an Oscar and BAFTA). Among its upcoming titles are The Matrix 4, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Uncharted, and The Wheel of Time.
In 2014, the company launched a feature animation division. It worked on Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong, which Disney will release on October 22.
Image at top: “Deadpool 2”