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Aiming to offer added visual delight, Netflix plans to acquire Scanline VFX

Netflix announced that they have planned to acquire Scanline VFX known for creating magical moments like the ravenous vampires of Blood Red Sky to the exploding underground reactor in Stranger Things 3. The OTT giant will invest in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce and continue to support the pioneering work that Scanline’s Eyeline Studios is doing in virtual production to push the boundaries of what is visibly possible.

Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a trailblazing VFX Supervisor whose proprietary fluid rendering system Flowline won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008. The company has offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Stuttgart, and Seoul. 

“So we’re pleased to announce today our plans to acquire Scanline VFX, one of the most creative and innovative VFX studios in the world,” Netflix studio operations VP Amy Reinhard said in a statement. 

It was further mentioned that the completion of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2022.  

“We’ll also continue to rely on many other studios around the world for our VFX needs so we can continue to ensure that our creators have access to the world’s most innovative tech. Also, continue to bring the most compelling and cutting-edge storytelling to our members,” the statement said.

Scanline is known for its complex, photorealistic effects and expertise in virtual production. It’s also done an extraordinary job of supporting our creators on everything from the above-mentioned VFX achievements to those in upcoming titles like Don’t Look Up, The Gray Man, Slumberland, The Adam Project and Stranger Things 4

In addition to working with Netflix, Scanline has done groundbreaking work on everything from Game of Thrones to Godzilla vs Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Going forward, the company will continue to operate as a standalone business and work with their variety of clients.

You can check out their latest VFX reel: