Variety Magazine is reporting that Digital Domain will open a 20,000 square-foot studio in Vancouver in early 2010. Digital Domain is the visual effects company behind Titanic and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Hiring will begin immediately at DD’s Vancouver branch, with 50-60 artists coming onboard and more than 100 by year’s end. The facility will be dedicated to feature film vfx but will launch with work on Disney’s Tron Legacy which is already in production at DD’s Venice studio.
Thanks to British Columbia’s tax credits and our world-renowned labour pool of digital artists, Vancouver is emerging as an important digital production hub. Pixar and Prime Focus VFX are also ramping up here, and Technicolor’s Moving Picture Co. has recently expanded in Vancouver and expects to do so again.