India’s Green Gold Animation (Super Bheem) is pursuing overseas expansion, announcing a new US facility opening in Los Angeles. The new studio will focus on developing animated content with international appeal as well as opening Green Gold up to a wider client base, while growing the studio’s creative capacity and tech infrastructure.
The new LA studio will be headed by Marc Lumer, an animator, writer and children’s book illustrator who brings lots of creative experience to his new role. Lumer has previously worked with Warner Bros. and DreamWorks Animation, and been involved with TV and feature projects with Disney, Turner, Sony and Film Roman.
Lumer’s role will be VP and Head of US Operations for Green Gold Animation – Los Angeles. He will work closely with Green Gold founder, Rajiv Chilaka.
“We are making good progress and we will continue to evolve our animation to ensure that they are in-sync with innovation; with Marc joining us, we see a huge scale up of exciting content and path breaking animation,” said Chilaka. “We have carefully created a strategy to boost our services in US and increase our bouquet of offerings.”
Green Gold’s LA facility will begin local recruiting, with an aim to overseeing western market activities for the company. Green Gold Animation currently employs 500 staff.