David Prescott joins to head up Feature Animation in LA

Senior Vice President of Creative Production will help build new LA team

We are delighted to announce that David Prescott has joined the DNEG Feature Animation team as Senior Vice President of Creative Production in L.A.

Working with Feature Animation Managing Director Tom Jacomb, David will build a dynamic client-facing team that will support animation filmmakers around the world. The new LA-based team will provide a range of services at various stages of the feature animation process, including pitching and development support, creative supervision and production management.

One of David’s early areas of focus will be the implementation of a distributed production model for Feature Animation, leveraging DNEG’s facilities in Montreal and Mumbai, as well as London and LA, and pulling in creative talent from across the DNEG group to support the needs of Feature Animation clients.    

David has nearly 30 years of experience working as a Creative Director and VFX Supervisor on both live-action and feature animation projects, at companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Technicolor and Digital Domain. In his most recent role at Skydance, David was responsible for the management of everything from technology development to the creative collaboration between filmmakers, artists and producers. 

Speaking about his new role at DNEG, David said: “ I was drawn to the opportunity at DNEG both because of the company’s creative credentials, and because of the wealth of talent across its global facilities. This gives us the ability to 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.”

Tom Jacomb said: “I am over the moon to be working with David again. He was my VFX Supervisor on ‘Rise of the Guardians’ during our time at DreamWorks, and he is one of a very select pool of senior creatives in our industry who understand the requirements of both visual effects and feature animation at the highest level. 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!”

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