Rainmaker Signs Tang to Animation Development Deal

Wilson Tang has signed a first-look production deal with Rainmaker Entertainment to develop and direct animated digital features and content.

Tang’s movie credits include concept designs on A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, visual effects concept artist on Star Wars: Episode II ‘ Attack of the Clones; and visual effects art director on Ang Lee’s Hulk, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Poseidon.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker says the deal is the start of an effort to develop a group of top-notch animation producers, directors and storytellers to develop its own properties.

‘Wilson Tang has earned his reputation as an entertainment visionary, creating compelling stories, worlds and experiences for some of the biggest entertainment properties in both film and video games,’ said Catherine Winder, president and executive producer of Rainmaker Entertainment.

‘The opportunity to continue the tradition of innovative visuals coupled with a renewed focus on timeless story-telling is inspiring,’ says Tang. ‘I look forward to further partnering with the extremely talented folks at Rainmaker to bring my ideas to life.’

Tang comes to Rainmaker from Electronic Arts Canada, where he has served as senior art director and franchise creative director and oversaw the creative direction on the Need For Speed franchise. He also recently led a Rainmaker creative team in producing and directing an animated short film for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai.

Tang was also one of the original founders of The Embassy VFX in Vancouver.