Former Skydance SVP David Prescott has been announced as the new head of Feature Animation at DNEG’s LA animation studio .
Prescott has previously held roles as creative director and VFX Supervisor on live-action and feature animation projects at DreamWorks Animation, Technicolor and Digital Domain.
DNEG, which has won five Academy Awards for its work on films such as Inception and Blade Runner 2049, is currently expanding its Los Angeles team. One of Prescott’s early responsibilities will be the implementation of a distributed production model for Feature Animation. The expansion also aims to provide more pitching and development support, creative supervision and production management.
DNEG’S feature animation MD, Tom Jacomb, said: “David brings experience, knowledge, creative leadership and strong industry relationships to this new role, and I’m excited to work with him to develop a creative front-end in LA which provides filmmakers with support, advice and local access to DNEG’s wildly talented Feature Animation team!”
Prescott said: “Feature Animation is in an incredible position in the entertainment industry, with strong market growth and animated features regularly appearing in lists of the highest grossing films of the year.” He said the company can “bring together creative talent from all aspects of DNEG’s global business to provide the very best service to filmmakers, specifically tailored to the requirements of their projects. I think this puts DNEG in a unique position in the industry.”
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