David Van Dyke has been named president of Shade VFX, Variety has learned.
Shade’s credits include “The Wolverine,” “22 Jump Street,” “Chef,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and the Netflix shows “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” Van Dyke joined the team in 2010 and was previously a vice president and executive producer. He also had stints at CIS Hollywood and CafeFX. Van Dyke won an Emmy for outstanding visual effects for miniseries, movie or a special for HBO’s “John Adams.”
Shade also announced today that it will be promoting Lisa Maher, who is currently serving as their executive producer, to vice president of production. John Riddle, Shade’s current head of technology, will be upped to vice president of technology.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as Shade’s president and continue our tradition as a premier visual effects vendor in feature films and streaming television both in Los Angeles and New York,” Van Dyke said in a statement.