Nancy Bernstein, who oversaw the visuals created for the f/x Oscar-winning pics “Titanic” and “What Dreams May Come,” has been upped to veep and general manager of Digital Domain’s feature division.
In the new position, Bernstein, who most recently was features executive producer for the Venice-based f/x studio, will be responsible for all of the f/x work created for DD’s film and theme park projects. DD also creates f/x for commercials and develops multimedia projects such as CD-ROMs.
Digital Domain is currently creating visuals for an undisclosed simulator ride film for a major theme park, expected to bow in 2001. It most recently completed work on Universal Studios, Hollywood’s “Terminator 2: 3D” ride.
DD employs 300 and plans to increase that count in preparation for several f/x-heavy projects it hopes to work on.
“It’s a really good time here at Digital Domain,” Bernstein said.
“Nancy and I have worked together for several years now,” Digital Domain CEO Scott Ross said. “I continue to be wowed by her ability to juggle multiple productions, keeping them on track and on budget, while fully understanding the latest technologies in our ever-expanding field.”
Since joining Digital Domain in 1997, Bernstein has worked on “Lake Placid,” “Red Corner,” “Armageddon,” “Kundun” and the upcoming “Fight Club.”
DD’s film division is currently at work on “Rules of Engagement” for helmer William Friedkin and “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou,” for the Coen brothers.
Prior to joining DD, Bernstein spent 10 years at R. Greenberg Associates, overseeing features, commercials, feature titles and new media. While there, she served as the company’s first head of production and helped lead the company from optical imaging into digital production.
Her credits as f/x executive producer include “In the Line of Fire,” “The Last Action Hero” and “Predator 2.”