Digital Dimension Entertainment Group appoints senior production executives Annie Cliche and Paul Griffin

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG), a Montreal-based studio, has appointed two new senior production executives to join its ranks. Annie Cliche joins DDEG as supervising producer for both its Meduzarts Animation Studio and Saturday Animation Studio, while Paul Griffin joins Meduzarts Animation Studio as animation supervisor.  The announcements were made today by DDEG president and CEO Louis-Simon Menard.

Annie Cliche

Cliche is a VFX producer with a proven track record in animation and VFX for both film and television. As supervising producer, Cliche will work to ensure that productions across both studios, Meduzarts and Saturday Animation Studio, are delivered on time and on budget, offering support to producers across all production teams.

Griffin is joining the Meduzarts division and will serve as animation supervisor on Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. In his role, Griffin will ensure that the director’s vision is translated to the animation team, and manage their efforts as they bring the project to life.

“Annie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and problem-solving skills, from pre-production through delivery. Her positive energy and collaborative nature have allowed her to develop strong relationships with both clients and colleagues as she accompanies them throughout every stage of a project,” commented Menard. “Paul’s diverse background in animation supervision as well as his roles as producer/executive producer, and VFX Supervisor on numerous projects brings tremendous talent to Meduzarts as we deliver one of our biggest projects to date Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas!”

Paul Griffin

Cliche joins DDEG following a three-year stint at DNEG where she served as VFX producer on the 2022 feature Death on the Nile for 20th Century Studios, and Disney’s Togo. Prior, she was a VFX Producer at Rodeo FX, working on a variety of titles including Arrival, Deadpool and Game of Thrones. 

Griffin’s illustrious career includes a nine-year tenure with Industrial Light & Magic (1994 – 2003), with countless additional career highlights, including one year in New Zealand for Weta Digital working on Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as Senior Animator; and invented action and layout shots for King Kong.  He formed a new animation production division at CafeFX, working on projects that included Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Fantastic four; served as series director at Bardel Entertainment; and was the Animation Supervisor for Image Metrics working on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Animation Consultant on District 9 for Image Engine Design Inc.; Animation Lead on Happy Feet 2 for Dr. D Studios; and was the Director on The LeBrons Season 3 for CounterPunch Studios.