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Digital production and vfx house Digital Domain hired Carey Villegas, onetime vfx supervisor for helmers Michael Bay, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron and Tim Burton, among others. On Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” for which he got an Oscar nom, Villegas oversaw effects production on more than 1,700 shots, from pre-pro and photography to final compositing and stereo 3D conversion, including the design and implementation of the giant-headed Red Queen. Previously, Villegas spent 11 years at Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he supervised fx on “Cast Away,” “Hancock,” “Bad Boys II” and other features.

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Marianne O’Reilly was named head of animation and vfx at Vancouver Film School. A former president at Rainmaker and CIS Vancouver, she carries credits from such TV series and films as “Stargate SG-1,” “The Outer Limits,” “Dead Like Me,” “Night at the Museum,” “Tropic Thunder” and “Changeling.” O’Reilly started her career at Rainmaker as a vfx producer; she was later promoted to prexy of the vfx unit. O’Reilly played a role in the sale of the company’s Vancouver and London facilities to Deluxe Entertainment and the CIS Visual Effects Group in 2008.

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Chyron appointed Brian Spiers to senior national account executive within the company’s North American sales team. Spiers brings an enterprise sales background to his new role, having earlier held sales management positions with Tektronix, Grass Valley and Digital Broadcast. At the latter gig he helped craft sales initiatives tailored to broadcast and media groups. Spiers also served as Canadal sales for Tektronix.

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