DNEG Acquires Key Production and Post-Production Facilities in India

Main VFX and animation studio DNEG has introduced the acquisition of varied manufacturing and post-production companies belongings, together with a movie and TV manufacturing studio advanced comprising eight soundstages, from its dad or mum firm, Prime Focus Restricted (PFL). The transfer expands the studio’s choices as an built-in manufacturing companies supplier to its international consumer base.

The information follows the corporate’s latest growth announcement of its Sydney Studio, to be helmed by award-winning Australian VFX Supervisor Andrew Jackson. The studio will lead the visible results manufacturing on George Miller’s extremely anticipated Mad Max prequel Furiosa – coming in 2024.

Following the transaction with PFL, DNEG now affords eight Hollywood-designed soundstages from a studio advanced in Movie Metropolis, Mumbai, in addition to a full suite of movie and TV manufacturing and post-production companies in India, together with digital intermediate, digital camera gear rental, sound and film enhancing, and related assist and know-how companies.

The acquisition added 240 workers members, pushing the corporate’s worker rosters to over 10,000. As well as, the deal contains PFL’s key divisions, together with Prime Focus Studios (PF Studios), Digital Intermediate (DI), Tools Rental Companies (EQR), and PFL’s Promoting post-production enterprise.

“Having achieved a particular management place throughout visible results and animation, with the capabilities and scale to be a most popular accomplice to our shoppers, DNEG’s subsequent logical step is to increase our filmmaker-focused companies into the manufacturing ecosystem,” stated DNEG’s Chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra. “Including these new companies to DNEG’s portfolio permits us to deliver India’s proud 100-year historical past of movie heritage and its trade expertise to the worldwide market. It additionally presents our shoppers with the advantages of an built-in resolution throughout the complete manufacturing chain, unlocking better efficiencies and financial savings, with the reassurance of working with a trusted filmmaking accomplice.”

DNEG’s new companies now embrace:

Manufacturing Studios

India-based built-in movie and TV studio facility PF Studios is unfold throughout a 200,000-square-foot advanced in Mumbai’s Movie Metropolis with eight sync soundstages. Designed by Wylie Carter Architects in Los Angeles, the power additionally contains a Movie Processing Lab, Movie Picture Enhancement amenities, manufacturing workplaces, make-up rooms, workshop areas, cafeteria amenities, and an intensive alternative of backlot places inside a 520-acre property.

Digital Intermediate (DI)

The corporate’s DI division offers shade grading companies, accumulating over 500 characteristic movie credit since opening in 2003. Outfitted with Baselight grading methods and the most recent digital projectors in an built-in community of six devoted DI suites, the workforce additionally offers IMAX mastering companies and just lately delivered DI companies for Bollywood blockbuster Brahmāstra.

Tools Rental Companies (EQR)

The EQR division has over 40 high-end characteristic movie cameras and related kits. With a full vary of ARRI, Sony, and RED cameras, the division’s consumer base contains movie and TV manufacturing homes and studios, unbiased filmmakers, and the promoting market, in addition to sporting occasions such because the Abu Dhabi T10 Premier League and the Maharashtra Premier League.

Promoting Companies

The Mumbai-based Promoting division operates from a ten,000-square-foot HD put up facility. It boasts 12 Smoke/Flame edit suites, Baselight shade grading suites, Telecine shade correction, and a CGI / VFX workforce. The workforce delivers greater than 1,500 commercials annually, working with administrators, manufacturing homes, and promoting companies.

Supply: DNEG

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