Framestore extends its presence in India

Following their partnership announcement with Anibrain in February 2018, BAFTA and Oscar winning studio, Framestore is now extending their presence in India by building a dedicated team who will work exclusively on Framestore projects. As part of a drive to attract the best local talent, Framestore in partnership with Anibrain, are helming a series of interactive sessions and a recruitment roadshow in several cities in India. The first Framestore Anibrain Talent Meet/Roadshow will be held on 12-13 January in Mumbai followed by sessions in Pune (16 January) and Bengaluru (19-20 January). Says Framestore CEO William Sargent: “This is an exciting time for us and our partners at Anibrain. I love India and know there is great creative and technical talent here. We are building the best creative studio in the world and look forward to adding Indian artistry to our world-class talent teams.” Key management and talent from both companies will be speaking at the meet including: Jonathan Fawkner (Film creative director), Andy Kind (VFX supervisor), Lucy Killick (Film managing director), Amy Smith (Film head of talent), Lizi Bedford (Film joint head of production) and Andrew Schlussel (Global Talent Development director).Framestore Head of Talent Amy Smith mentions: “This promises to be a really amazing year for Framestore, with upcoming projects from some of the world’s biggest studios and VOD platforms. Opening the door to the best Indian VFX talent is a great way to kickstart 2019, and we can’t wait to touch down in Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru to meet and connect with the local industry.” Anibrain Human Resources sr. manager Sneha Sadananda adds: “We are very excited to be part of this great vision with Framestore and excited to meet great talent from across the country.” Framestore has four films shortlisted for this year’s Outstanding VFX Oscar (Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns and Welcome To Marwen), while upcoming projects include Avengers: Endgame (Marvel), His Dark Materials (BBC/HBO), Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros.), Dumbo (Disney) and Captain Marvel (Marvel).