We’re delighted to welcome Jeannette Manifold to DNEG, joining us as Senior Vice President – VFX Operations for our Western sites.
Jeannette brings over 25 years of industry experience to this important new role, most recently as Senior Vice President and Head of Studio for Method Studios in Montreal and Vancouver, where she provided Executive Production management for all projects and led the creative teams to deliver work on shows such as Top Gun: Maverick, Witches, and Loki, among many other upcoming features and streaming series.
Jeannette’s career to date has taken her all over the world. She began her journey with Fox Animation Studios in the US as a Compositing Supervisor, before moving to Australia to work for Disneytoon Studios in Sydney. She then moved into production and general management roles across feature animation, visual effects and gaming at companies such as George Miller’s Sydney-based animation studio Dr. D Studios, Animal Logic, and Iloura. She also spent three years working in Tokyo for animation studio Marza Animation Planet as Head of Production, before returning to Australia as General Manager for Method Studios in Sydney.
Merzin Tavaria, President, Global Production and Operations, said:
“Jeannette’s appointment is another step forward in strengthening our senior leadership team across the business, and I look forward to seeing the impact she’ll have as we scale up to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.”