F/x house lures three execs away from ILM
Digital Domain has lured three top execs away from Lucasfilm and industry titan Industrial Light & Magic.Mark Miller, a 22-year ILM vet who most recently served as VP of production and marketing, joins Digital Domain as prexy. He will report directly to CEO Carl Stork. Lucasfilm Ltd.’s chief technology officer, Cliff Plumer, jumps to Digital Domain with the same title. And Kim Libreri, the visual effects supervisor on the “Matrix” trilogy and this year’s “Poseidon,” has been hired as veepee of advanced strategy. Plumer and Libreri will report to Miller. All will start at Venice, Calif.-based Digital Domain in the next three weeks. Stork said the three “share the vision of where we’re going with the use of technology to move to full digital production of film, to share assets so we can do gaming and film from the same assets.” Digital Domain was purchased in May by Wyndcrest Holdings, an investor group including helmer Michael Bay. In August the company secured a $31 million investment from Falcon Investment Advisors and GunnAllen Financial to support Digital Domain’s efforts to create photo-realistic digital humans.