We’re proud to announce that Tom Jacomb has been promoted to the position of President, DNEG Animation.
Tom helped launch our Feature Animation division back in 2014 and has guided the team’s growth to over 500 talented professionals across our animation studios in London, Los Angeles, Montréal and Mumbai. In his new role, he’ll be overseeing further worldwide investment and expansion for DNEG Animation, including expansion into Vancouver and the creation of up to a hundred new animation roles in the city.
In addition to Tom’s appointment, we’re also pleased to welcome five new senior members to the DNEG Animation team:
- Freddy Chaleur (Sherlock Gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet) and Yancy Lindquist (The Boss Baby, Trolls) join DNEG Animation’s talented team of VFX Supervisors, which includes Philippe Denis, Archie Donato and Taylor Moll
- Animation Director Jay Boose (The Little Prince, Up) joins the team’s animation leadership group, which includes Kapil Sharma, Troy Saliba and Dave Lowry, all led by Ted Ty
Head of Look Development Sonja Burchard (Rise of the Guardians, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Producer Audrey Ford (Turbo, Tangled) round out the new appointments.
They’ll be joining a team at the top of its game and with plenty on the horizon: recent projects include Ron’s Gone Wrong, our first feature animation project. The DNEG Animation production slate also includes Under the Boardwalk for Paramount and animated short Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat with Academy Award-winning director William Joyce, as well as four yet-to-be-announced projects. The team is also developing the first feature-length animated adaptation of The Great Gatsby with Joyce.
Our CEO Namit Malhotra said:
“Tom’s promotion, and the onboarding of five new senior members of his team, supports our ambition for DNEG Animation to become one of the best and most highly regarded animation studios in the world. Tom is continuing to build a superlative global team that is delivering fantastic work, delighting our clients and winning some fantastic film and episodic projects; and we will continue to build upon these great successes.”
Commenting on the appointment and expansion, Tom Jacomb said:
“DNEG has long been known for its creative pedigree in visual effects, and I am incredibly proud of the opportunity to lead our amazing team and prove that DNEG can also excel in delivering the highest-quality animation projects. The team’s talents and hard work get the credit for our growth and the incredible projects that we are embarking on with our new feature film and episodic partners, including some very exciting co-production opportunities that will be announced in the months ahead. Looking to the future, I am very pleased to welcome our new senior crew members, who will bolster DNEG Animation’s global capabilities with even more creativity, experience and expertise.”
Read more about this announcement in the Deadline exclusive.
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