Emeryville, Calif-based Athena Studios has signed CG animation production manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio’s forthcoming original stop motion and visual effects projects.
Parker spent eight years with Disney/Pixar, where he managed Pixar’s DVD Team, Theme Parks Project Teams, and Toons Art Department. He also produced the Pixar In Concert symphony. In addition to Pixar, Parker’s experience includes working in Visual Effects Production Management for the Jurassic Park and Matrix film franchises. He also holds a story credit on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Parker also serves, along with Athena Studios CEO Jon Peters, on the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society (VES) Bay Area Chapter.
“Athena Studios is embarking on an exciting new chapter of original content development, and I’m thrilled to be at the epicenter of that vision,” says Parker. “The studio is already recruiting world-class talent to join its roster, and is poised to establish itself as a new creative voice in the Bay Area. We’re already hard at work on some phenomenal projects.”
Athena Studios was launched in Summer 2012 as a full service production facility designed to help companies with production and vfx services. Athena offers a fully lit green screen studio for daily or long-term rental. Athena also provides stop motion, CG and post services, including digital restoration and color grading.