VFX company Double Negative has launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television.
Dneg TV will be headed up by 20-year VFX veteran Jonathan Privett, previously head of Film & TV/VFX supervisor at Rushes, VFX producer Louise Hussey and VFX supervisor Hayden Jones. Between them they have over 50 years of success in VFX for television, delivering high-end visuals for major broadcasters in the UK and USA, including the BBC, ITV, Kudos, Discovery, Red Planet, HBO and ABC.
“Television drama continues to break new ground and offer fantastic creative challenges and the government’s recent instigation of 25 percent tax breaks to encourage additional US and UK inward investment into high end TV Drama, means that it is the perfect time to launch Dneg TV,” says Dneg managing director Alex Hope.
“Our focus will be solely on TV, and we will be applying and leveraging the technologies and talent from Dneg in a way that makes it appropriate for TV VFX time frames and budgets,” Privett commented. “It’s an exciting time for TV VFX and we’re very much looking forward to setting up in our new home at Dneg.”
The first project Dneg TV will work on will be Ridley Scott’s The Vatican for Showtime. Among the recent features Double Negative has contributed to are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Rush, Man of Steel, Fast and Furious 6, Les Miserables and Skyfall.