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British animation giant DNEG expands India operations, plans office in Bengaluru

British animation giant DNEG expands India operations, plans office in Bengaluru
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10 Jun, 2021

London, UK headquartered visual effects and computer animation giant DNEG, formerly Double Negative, has announced plans to expand its footprint in India. 

The company said it plans to set up a new office in Bengaluru and hire a talented team of artists and technicians. The animation major did not reveal how many people are set to be hired but a statement did note that the new team will work in conjunction with its other teams around the world, contributing towards several international projects in the pipeline. 

“We’re extending our footprint into Bangalore to provide both further capacity and support for our global teams, and to explore the potential of the incredible talent in the area while providing opportunities to work on the biggest international projects,” Merzin Tavaria, global president of production and operations at DNEG, said in a statement. 

“Our new team in Bangalore will be working alongside the best in the business, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard,” he added. 

Notably, this will be DNEG’s fourth office in India, after those established in Chandigarh, Chennai, and Mumbai. 

The company rebranded from Double Negative to DNEG after its acquisition in 2014 by Prime Focus World, the creative subsidiary of India-headquartered Prime Focus.   

The combined entity has worked on some of the biggest international blockbusters and won Academy Awards for the work on Inception, Interstellar, Ex Machina, Blade Runner 2049, First Man and Tenet.   

Its future projects include movies such as The Matrix 4, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Uncharted as well as OTT shows like The Wheel of Time and Slumberland and feature animation projects such as Under The Boardwalk and The Great Gatsby.    

Other major companies operating in this segment are Sony Pictures, Weta Digital, Framestone, Industrial Light & Magic, and the Moving Picture Company.