Double Negative announced today that it will close its Singapore branch. The closure will result in the redundancy of the majority of the staff in Singapore. The Singapore facility was established in 2009 and, since that time, helped create world-class visual effects for films such as Godzilla, Man of Steel and Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2.
“Closing a facility is never an easy choice. However we must be responsive to the requirements of our clients and ensure our global operation is well balanced to meet their needs. The changing global dynamics of the film industry has focused the growth and development of our operations elsewhere in the world.” said Alex Hope of Double Negative.
“Double Negative continues to go from strength to strength and we are having our busiest year to date. We are continuing to recruit globally and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”
“In closing the facility, our first priority is our staff. We will be working closely with the relevant agencies in the Singapore government to ensure that all support is given to our staff in finding them ongoing roles at one of Double Negative’s other facilities or potential training and placement in other firms in Singapore.”
The Singapore facility expects to cease operations by May 20, 2016.
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ABOUT DOUBLE NEGATIVE
Multi-Award winning Double Negative (Dneg) was founded in 1998 with a team of just 30. Dneg is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for film with facilities in London, Mumbai and Vancouver.
The company has always sought to retain both the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects and a close collaborative working relationship with clients. This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service. This has proved a winning combination resulting in awards recognition from the Academy® Awards (for Inception, Interstellar and most recently ex Machina), BAFTA (for Inception, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Interstellar) and the Visual Effects Society (for Inception, Sherlock Holmes and Interstellar).
Recent works include Interstellar, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spectre, Ant-man, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Bridge of Spies and Ex Machina.
In addition to their award-winning film work, Dneg’s thriving TV Division DNegTV tailors Double Negatives skills and pipeline to the specific needs of high end television drama – its most recent projects include Marvel’s Agent Carter (for which they are BAFTA nominated), Fungus for Sky and Ronald D Moore’s Outland for Sony Pictures TV.
Most recently, Double Negative announced the set up of its new Feature Animation Division, created to work with IP creators and filmmakers in the creation of high end animated features.