LOS ANGELES — Visual effects and animation company Dneg (dneg.com) has appointed Erika Burton executive vice president, VFX - global head of studios. She brings over 25 years of senior-level experience to her role, having most recently served as EVP, global features & streaming VFX at Method Studios. Prior to that, Burton held senior leadership roles at a number of major studios, including Digital Domain, PDI/DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Rhythm & Hues. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Visual Effects Society.
In her new role, Burton will work closely with Merzin Tavaria, president, global production and operations, to oversee the organization of Dneg’s production capabilities and the efficient delivery of work across its global locations. They will also identify and implement process and workflow improvements.
“I am so excited to be joining Dneg’s incredibly talented team,” says Burton. “With five Oscar wins out of the last seven, the quality of Dneg’s work is world-class, and I’m looking forward to leading the charge and strengthening the company’s production capabilities even further. Our industry has evolved dramatically over the past 14 months, and Dneg has positioned itself well to capitalize on exciting new opportunities as we come through these unprecedented times. I am extremely proud to be joining a global team that is continuously pushing the boundaries in visual effects.”
The appointment follows the studio’s recent Oscar and BAFTA wins for its work on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Dneg is currently in production on The Matrix 4, Uncharted, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Bullet Train and ‘Slumberland.