Stargate announces studio appointments & promotions
February 17, 2017

Stargate announces studio appointments & promotions

LOS ANGELES — Stargate Studios ( has announced a number of new appointments. In Los Angeles, Reid Paul has been prompted to head of production, having worked at the company for more than 10 years. His career spans 30-plus years, during which he created visual effects for feature films, broadcast and special venue projects, as well as provided post production services. 

(Pictured: Dennis Hoffman, Fernanda Martin and Reid Paul.)

A long-time member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and VES Awards Committee, Paul is also a member of the International Photographers Guild and Directors Guild of America. He began his career as a motion control camera operator and has gone on to work as a VFX supervisor and producer on over 100 feature films and broadcast programs.

Dennis Hoffman has been appointed president of Stargate Studios Vancouver. Prior to his association with Stargate, Hoffman was the managing director and senior vice president of Framestore in Montreal. While at Framestore, Hoffman oversaw projects that included Paddington, The Legend of Tarzan and Pan. He is a visual effects veteran with more than 26 years of industry experience and has held executive positions at a number of VFX companies, including Digital Domain, Method, CIS, Cinesite and Dream Quest Images. Hoffman is a founding member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and currently serves on both its international board and the board of the Vancouver chapter.

Rebecca Ramsey has joined Stargate Studios as the company’s newest executive producer in Los Angeles. Her extensive background in producing ranges from digital media and visual effects to virtual reality, 3D stereo productions and motion graphics and design. She is a longtime member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and the Producers Guild of America. 

And in Atlanta, Fernanda Martin has joined Stargate Studios as that location’s newest executive producer. Martin’s industry experience includes production, motion graphics and studio management.

Stargate has 10 domestic and international studios with over 150 artists, supervisors, and producers covering all areas of digital production and visual effects. In addition to the Los Angeles headquarters and Atlanta studio, the company also has studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, Cologne, London, Malta, Dubai and Mexico. The company has work on 13 seasons of Grey's Anatomy, 24 Legacy, American Gods, Max 2, Medici: Masters of Florence, The Walking Dead and Pure Genius, among other projects.