CULVER CITY, CA
— Artemple-Hollywood (www.artemplehollywood.com), a high-end, full-service VFX and design company, is marking its one-year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, Gone Girl, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming Warner Brothers studio feature, Entourage, directed by Doug Ellin and has also recently brought on a new executive VP to help lead the company forward.
Wei Zheng, principal and creative director, and Marco Maldonado, VFX supervisor, have enjoyed long-standing working relationships with Gone Girl director David Fincher, and have collaborated on several of his past films, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac, The Social Network, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Zheng also announced that in her new post as executive vice president, features & television, Karin Levinson will be responsible for spearheading new business opportunities for the company with major motion picture studios, television networks, advertising agencies, production companies and themed entertainment. Levinson will also handle all of the marketing and PR efforts on the company’s behalf. Prior to her new post, Levinson was executive vice president, features & television, with Gravity (formerly RhinoFX) from 2005 to 2013.
“We are delighted to have had such a successful first year, and we’re thrilled to welcome Karin to our team,” said Zheng. “We’re also very proud of our new, state-of-the-art facility, which has been designed as a scalable system — one that can meet the demands of any project, large or small, and for any screen.”
Artemple-Hollywood has also recently been awarded work for two new clients, Fox Sports 1 and Wieden+Kennedy.
As an LA-based company, Artemple-Hollywood will be able to provide feature film and television clients with a 25 percent California tax incentive for visual effects work once the newly passed legislation takes full effect later this year.