VANCOUVER — Framestore (www.framestore.com) has announced two key hires at its Vancouver studio as the company enters the next phase of its global expansion. Naomi Stopa joins Framestore as managing director, Vancouver, while Jinnie Pak joins the studio as head of production, Vancouver.
Photo (L-R): Naomi Stopa and Jinnie Pak
These management team roles form part of ongoing strategic work to integrate Method Studios’ film and episodic teams in Vancouver, Montreal and Melbourne into Framestore. This, combined with the expansion of Framestore’s Mumbai office, and the rapid growth of its pre-production services divisions, should boost the Oscar-winning creative studio’s team of artists, producers and technologists by 40 percent, and give clients access to a talent pool that spans four continents - all of whom will work within the established Framestore VFX pipeline.
Naomi Stopa joins Framestore from Digital Domain, where she was head of production for Vancouver, Montreal and Los Angeles. She previously held positions with ILM, Method Studios and Rainmaker, and her credits span titles such as Oscar nominee Free Guy, Black Widow and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja.
Jinnie Pak joins Framestore from Electronic Arts, where she was senior producer. She has also held roles with ILM and Method. Her VFX production credits include Jungle Cruise, Overlord and Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
“Being able to strengthen our new Vancouver studio with such superb talent is a real coup for Framestore,” says global managing director, film, Fiona Walkinshaw. “Naomi and Jinnie have both carved exceptional careers for themselves, and their knowledge, skills and expertise will be pivotal when it comes to building the team, driving forward existing projects and bringing major new titles to BC. It’s also nice to note that this is a ‘coming home’ of sorts for both Naomi and Jinnie, who both worked for the studio under the Method banner. Their insights and deep knowledge of the Vancouver market will (no doubt) prove invaluable, both on the ground and as part of our global management team.”