December 11, 2008


Andy Boyd will serve as the new head of 3D at Method Studios in Los Angeles, having formerly served as head of 3D at Framestore.

Method recently opened an office in New York and will unveil a new New York facility in the spring. Aron Hjartarson, previously head of 3D at The Mill NY, will serve as its creative director, and Matt Hackett will act as animation supervisor. In addition, Gabby Gourrier, who spent nine years at Digital Domain and helped to open The Mill LA, has come onboard as senior executive producer/VP. And Helen Hughes has joined the company as executive producer and director of production, bringing considerable commercial credits.

Alex Frisch, co-founder and managing director of Method, will continue to oversee the Los Angeles and New York operations. He’s been with the company since it opened in 1998.

Ascent reps say no positions will be lost in the move.