The studio has an initial staff of 75 artists, with plans to expand before the end of the year.
The new offices “enable storytellers to tap Weta’s production pipeline and work with concept designers, animation supervisors, and other key creatives,” says CEO Prem Akkaraju.
Vfx shop Weta Digital is currently undergoing an independent inquiry after numerous allegations of bullying, sexism, harassment, and a generally “toxic” workplace.
Dozens of current and former staff have alleged bullying, sexism, and harassment at the vfx titan.
The tech setup will extend Weta’s remote collaborative workflow to its crew all over the world.
The vfx studio behind “The Lord of the Rings” and “Avatar” is launching a new banner: Weta Animated.