Announcing our new MD for Sydney!
We’re pleased to announce that Alaric McAusland has joined us as Managing Director of DNEG Sydney. In his new role, Alaric will lead our team in Australia, managing the day-to-day running of the facility and taking responsibility for the build-out, development and growth of the studio.
With twenty five years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Alaric has held significant leadership roles in Australia and the US. He was most recently Executive Director for the Australian Directors’ Guild and prior to this served as Chief Operating Officer for the Emmy Award-winning, Los Angeles-based production house, Grace: A Storytelling Company. He has also served as Managing Director of Deluxe Entertainment Service Group Australia, and was a foundation team member, VFX producer and general manager at Australian VFX studio DFILM, which won an Academy Award for its work on The Matrix.
A previous Chair of Ausfilm, Alaric has also held positions for both The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), and Screen Producers Australia (SPA).
About joining DNEG, Alaric said:
“The opening of DNEG Sydney is a tremendous opportunity to bring DNEG’s filmmaker-focused, collaborative approach to Australia-based productions. Off the back of a record year for the Australian Visual Effects Industry and with the filmmaking industry in Australia going from strength-to-strength, attracting more international tentpole movies and series, in addition to fostering a slate of amazing homegrown projects such as Furiosa, I can’t think of a better time for DNEG to be opening its latest global studio in Sydney. It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the foundation team, and I can’t wait to start helping to establish DNEG’s tenth global facility in this wonderful city of ours.”
DNEG President Global Production and Operations, Merzin Tavaria said:
“I am delighted to welcome Alaric onboard to lead our new DNEG Sydney team. Alaric has an impressive history of significant contributions to the film industry, including his most recent work as Executive Director for the Australian Directors’ Guild. His wide industry experience and extensive list of contacts will be a much-valued asset to DNEG as we continue to establish our local presence in Sydney and integrate our new studio into our global network. I look forward with great anticipation to what we will achieve together over the coming years.”
Welcome to DNEG, Alaric!