LONDON — VFX Hire is a new, global, centralized stage for senior opportunities within visual effects and animation business. Managing director Jeremy Del-Guidici founded the company after spending the last few years growing out transformational projects and new divisions as the head of executive global talent acquisition at Moving Picture Company.
“I noticed there has been a culture of people playing the Telephone Game in the film and television world for many years,” says Del-Guidici. “It has been difficult for talented, senior people in the visual effects space to learn about opportunities on shows and projects, and production companies have kept job offers in-house, leaning towards who they know. In what is becoming an increasingly competitive space, where shows have grander VFX ambitions, the number of proposed projects outweigh the talent available, and the demand for diversity is growing louder. It is time for a change. There has never been a better time for change. People are already used to adapting the way that they work.”
Del-Guidici says he spent the past summer mapping out the entire visual effects and animation industries senior and executive level candidates, as well as the shows they've worked on, the roles they've performed, their interests, their specialities and where every talent pool is located globally.
“I've also been building a complete, international picture of all VFX vendors, animation & production companies, where they are located, their niches, shows and who the key people are,” he adds.
He launched VFX Hire as both a data- and relationship-driven agency, focused on providing a centralized, transparent and organized place where senior/executive candidates can be introduced to companies, projects and shows.
“We are designed to support VFX houses, animation and production organizations globally,” he explains. “We are dedicated to creating special team dynamics and bringing people together who share the same values and interests through a system we have developed, which we call ‘consistent referral pooling’. We are also growing a remote network of specialist recruiters to support us as we scale.”
Learn more about VFX Hire at www.vfx-hire.com.