Congratulations to Erika Burton on her new role!
Erika Burton, previously President, VFX Production at DNEG, is stepping into a new role as President, DNEG Animation. She will share both the President title and leadership responsibilities with DNEG Animation President Tom Jacomb, to support the studio’s rapid growth and development. With prior experience at Disney Animation and DreamWorks, Erika’s new remit will cover production, resource management, training and operations. Tom will continue to focus on creative, client management and outreach, and the development of IP and original content.
“I feel excited and honored to be joining Tom and the DNEG Animation team,” said Erika. “I’ve been lucky enough to work with some immensely talented VFX and animation teams during the course of my career, and I love both disciplines equally. There is something really compelling and challenging about animated filmmaking that keeps drawing me back. We have some truly amazing projects in the pipeline at DNEG Animation, as well as some exciting opportunities to push the creative and technical boundaries of animated content production to their limits.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Erika to the team,” said Tom Jacomb, President, DNEG Animation. “We have more exciting projects, more growth and expansion, and more original content and co-productions on the horizon, and Erika will be absolutely instrumental in helping ensure that we have a rock-solid foundation upon which to build. I’m also excited that she will be contributing her compassion, warmth, and experience to the amazing work that our teams are already doing in putting equality, diversity and inclusivity at the heart of everything that we do here at DNEG Animation.”
DNEG Animation has several major projects currently in production, including Nimona, Garfield, and That Christmas, among others. Erika and the DNEG Animation team will be talking more about our upcoming slate at Annecy Festival this week. Read more about the event here.