Business development, finance get new exex

Digital Domain has upped senior veep C. Bradley Call to head of business development and chief administrative officer at the f/x studio, while Yvette Macaluso has been tapped veep of finance.

In his new post, Call will continue to focus on business development for the Venice-based company, including its expanding feature development division. His new responsibilities will include oversight of the company’s human resources and purchasing departments.

He will continue to serve as Digital Domain’s general counsel.

“Brad has been instrumental in furthering Digital Domain’s global business opportunities and in formulating our strategic direction,” said Digital Domain CEO Scott Ross. “His diligence and creativity in putting together our deals, such as Digital Renaissance in Germany, the new Pentamedia deal in India, and ‘A Thousand Cranes’ development in Japan is helping make our dreams become a reality.”

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Call joined Digital Domain as general counsel in 1996, and spent six years at law firm O’Melveny and Myers before that, where he negotiated Digital Domain’s partnership agreement with Cox Enterprises.

Macaluso joined Digital Domain in 1993 as corporate controller and built the finance and accounting departments.

“Yvette has been with Digital Domain from the beginning, and her responsibilities have grown dramatically over the last seven years,” Ross said. “Everything she has taken on has been handled superbly with insight and total professionalism.”

Gootrad upped

Additionally, Alexis Gootrad has been upped to company controller, where she will continue to oversee internal financial controls on feature films, location-based attractions, commercials and interactive media projects, as well as corporate filings and audits, management of the company accounting department and preparation and presentation of monthly financials.

Gootrad joined Digital Domain’s accounting department in 1995, as assistant controller, from Ernst & Young, where she first worked on the Digital Domain account.

Digital Domain is wrapping up its f/x work on “Red Planet” and “X-Men” and is also working on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Its first inhouse production, “A Thousand Cranes,” is skedded to go before the cameras before the end of the year.

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