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November 6, 2007

Das Heads Tech at Tippett

Sanjay Das has joined vfx power player Tippett Studio as Chief Technology Officer. Das previously served as director of R&D at DreamWorks Animation, where he was instrumental in the studio’s scaling up to release two CG movies per year. Prior to DreamWorks, he was director of research and engineering at Loudcloud/Opsware, and spent nine years at HP in various management and worldwide leadership positions.

Source -Animation Magazine

Das joins recently hired head of production Denise Minter, whose previous
experience includes stints at PDI/DreamWorks and Starz Ent. Tippett has also
fortified its R&D team with several engineers from Tweak Films, a San Francisco-based visual effects company which recently narrowed its focus to IP creation.

“With this kind of executive power, Tippett Studio is ready for the next step in its
corporate evolution,” comments Tippet Studio president Jules Roman. “We can leverage not only the artistic and creative strengths of our great employees, but also provide a strong but flexible organizational structure poised to take advantage of every opportunity in filmed entertainment.”

Founded in 1984 by animation pioneer Phil Tippett, Tippett Studio is an Academy
Award-winning visual effects company specializing in CG animation and digital effects for feature films and television commercials. The company has contributed to more than 50 films including Charlotte’s Web, The Shaggy Dog, Constantine, Hellboy, The Matrix Revolutions, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Blade 2 and Jurassic Park. Upcoming releases baring the shop’s mark include Disney’s Enchanted and Paramount Pictures’ The Spiderwick Chronicles. Currently in production is South of the Border for Disney.

  

Posted by dschnee at November 6, 2007 3:31 PM