LOS ANGELES – Visual effects studio Digital Domain (https://digitaldomain.com) has named Lala Gavgavian global president of visual effects studios, expanding her current role as chief operating officer. Gavgavian will oversee the company’s global VFX services, which has seen its revenues double, while netting over 30 major award nominations/wins in the last five years alone. She succeeds John Fragomeni.
An industry vet with over 25 years of experience in VFX for film, episodics and animation, Gavgavian is no stranger to Digital Domain. Starting as director of human resources, talent acquisition and development in 2007, she helped build and retain a roster of artists and supervisors befitting one of the top studios in the world, before stepping into roles as EVP/general manager, and then later, COO. This time not only saw her overseeing all North American studio operations, but opening strategic sites in Vancouver, Montreal and Hyderabad. She will be responsible for continued growth and expanding the company’s offerings, including the ongoing development of proprietary digital human capabilities that can only be found at Digital Domain.
“With streaming, films, advertising, games and the metaverse, the demand for 3D content has never been higher,” says Daniel Seah, chairman & CEO of Digital Domain. “For years, Lala has been meeting this opportunity head on, building out the type of capacity – and talent pool – we need to stay competitive and essential in our clients’ eyes. With her at the helm, I have no doubt we’ll maintain these partnerships for years to come.”
“I'm honored Daniel and the board have entrusted me with this opportunity to lead Digital Domain, both as COO and president during this momentous time of expansion for the company,” says Gavgavian. “In the last few years, our studio has experienced tremendous growth and achieved beautiful, groundbreaking visuals. We are booked solid across film, episodics, games and more and I am very proud to continue that journey and champion our best-in-class talent across our global footprint.”