VFX outfit Digital Domain opens studio in Montreal, Canada

Commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, VFX outfit Digital Domain extended it’s presence by another location by opening up a new studio in Montreal, Canada. The Montréal studio now joins eight existing Digital Domain locations including Los Angeles, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei and Hyderabad. Digital Domain Montréal will open in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood starting March 1, 2019. The new studio will mirror previous studio, opening with a full arsenal of production services. The space will start at 10,000 square feet, with expansion plans already in place. “Montréal is fueled by creativity and innovation, and was an obvious choice for the next studio location for Digital Domain,” said Digital Domain executive director and CEO Daniel Seah. “Given the strong animation and visual effects talent pool in Montréal, we are stacking the deck to make this studio location an attractive offering to partners, molding the future of Digital Domain.” “We are thrilled to welcome Digital Domain in Montréal’s thriving ecosystem,” stated Mayor of Montréal and President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Valérie Plante. “This reaffirms our city’s enviable position as a world leader in the VFX and creative industry. Montréal’s omnipresent culture of creativity and innovation is fertile ground for ambitious studios looking to expand.” “In just a few years, Greater Montréal has become one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation hubs thanks to its talent pool, creativity and competitive operating costs,” said Montréal International president and CEO Hubert Bolduc. “Last year, 13.6 percent of the investments we facilitated were in this sector, which continues to draw top players like Digital Domain, and holds such great promise for the region’s economy.”