Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
July 07, 2014 --
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
Weigert is a well regarded expert and innovator in his field having worked across many capacities in film production and post-production for over 20 years. Most recently he served as co-producer, visual effects supervisor and second-unit director on Sony Pictures' 2013 release, "White House Down," one of several Roland Emmerich-directed films on which he has worked.
Prior to joining Method, Weigert was CEO of film production company Uncharted Territory, which he co-founded with effects expert Volker Engel in 1999. Here, Weigert was overall VFX supervisor and co-producer on "2012" and supervised VFX shots on Paramount's Oscar-winning release, the Martin Scorsese-directed "Hugo." He also won an Emmy award for the mini-series "The Triangle" and acted as project manager on "Independence Day." He continues to be a stakeholder in Uncharted Territory.
"I've been fortunate to work on some of the most challenging and rewarding visual effects projects around," Weigert said. "I try to instill a sense of innovation into everything I do from both an artistic and technological standpoint. This ethos fits perfectly with Method's goals and I'm excited to work with such talented artists, producers and support crew, and help build on all they have achieved."
"Having an incredibly accomplished visual effects pro such as Marc leading Method should prove of immense value to the company and its clients," Deluxe Creative Services President Stefan Sonnenfeld said. "His vast experience in managing and supervising large scale VFX productions, as well as building up his own company, will help Method continue to grow in reputation and scale."
Method continues to work on top-flight film projects including "Jupiter Ascending," "The Maze Runner" and "The Giver." The company's past projects include recent releases "Divergent" for Summit Entertainment and Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World."
About Method Studios
Method Studios (www.methodstudios.com) is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in LosAngeles, Vancouver, NewYork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method services high-end feature film, commercial and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Post production offerings include conceptual design, look development, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, matte painting, compositing and finishing. Credits include the films "Divergent," "RoboCop," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Thor: The Dark World," "White House Down," "Iron Man 3," "Cloud Atlas" and "Argo" and commercials General Electric "Childlike Imagination" (AICP Award for VFX), DirecTV "Troll" (AICP Award for Animation) and Chevy "2012 Silverado" (VES Award and HPA Award winner).
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is a global leader in media and entertainment services for film, video and online content, from capture to consumption.
Since 1915, Deluxe has been the trusted partner for the world's most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers and others, offering best-in-class solutions in production, post production, distribution, asset and workflow management and new digital solution-based technologies.
With operations in Los Angeles, New York and around the globe, the company employs nearly 6,000 of the most talented, highly honored and recognized artists and industry veterans worldwide. Deluxe is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
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