Issue: Week of April 25, 2003


CULVER CITY - Boy Wonder Visual Effects, which has contributed to 24 different feature projects over the past two years, has added three effects veterans to its talent roster.

Emmy-winning VFX supervisor Tim Landry joins Boy Wonder as creative director having spent nine years at Dream Quest Images and Walt Disney's Secret Lab. Landry has supervised such projects as "George of the Jungle," "The Sixth Sense," "Shanghai Noon," "Snow Dogs," and "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves."

Veteran Dennis Hoffman has joined Boy Wonder as its general manager. Hoffman was formerly vice president in charge of production for Cinesite Hollywood and executive producer at Dream Quest Images. And Marlo Pabon, formerly compositing supervisor at Disney and Dream Quest, comes to Boy Wonder to head up the studio's 2D compositing and quality control.

Recently Boy Wonder has contributed more than 500 digital effects shots for MGM's "Bulletproof Monk," currently in release and starring Chow Yun Fat. Work was recently completed on Paramount's "Dickie Roberts" and continues on both MGM's "Out of Time," starring Denzel Washington, and the independent fantasy feature "George and the Dragon."

"Our rapid growth and ever-increasing number of shots to output each month no longer allows us to operate with a small crew, and has dictated restructuring our company with seasoned pros and tight controls to insure that our underlying business, creative, and technical issues have been firmly established," explains Boy Wonder president Burt Ward. "We're also developing multiple revenue streams by taking on television and commercial work. So, I feel very fortunate to have Tim, Dennis, Marlo and the rest of this great crew helping to lay the foundation for an exciting future for Boy Wonder."