Hyderabad: Digital Domain today announced the official opening of a studio location in Hyderabad, India. India is the latest in a string of new locations for Digital Domain, including recent openings in Beijing and Hong Kong earlier this year. Hyderabad marks the tenth location for the global studio.
Digital Domain is the only global studio with a legacy of award-winning visual effects expertise that leads innovations in virtual, mixed, augmented realities and technology bringing premium content experiences to the consumer.
Digital Domain India is located in Hyderabad’s IT/ITES Special Economic Zone campus, where it joins other innovative brands including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google.
Sudhir Reddy is appointed as Head of Digital Studio. Prior to leading the Digital Domain India location, Reddy worked closely with our North American teams as an extension of his leadership role at Reliance MediaWorks. He brings close to 20 years of industry experience across creative, production and managerial roles.
Venkatesh Roddam joins as senior strategic advisor for Digital Domain. Roddam was CEO of Reliance MediaWorks, one of India’s leading media and entertainment companies, with a presence across several businesses including theatrical exhibition of films, film and media services and television content production and distribution.
In addition to Hyderabad, Digital Domain has global presences in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Vancouver, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei and Hong Kong.
“The world class infrastructure and start-up ecosystem in Hyderabad make it an extremely desirable location for innovative companies like Digital Domain,” added Daniel Seah, Global CEO, Digital Domain. “Combined with the recent projections for SmartPhone growth and mobile bandwidth expansion in the region, the people of India are primed to demand and expect premium content, and we are ready to deliver on that need.”
“India is, and will continue to be, an integral part of Digital Domain’s global expansion plans, as we foresee the region to be a leading consumer of premium content,” added Amit Chopra, COO, Digital Domain. “The escalating demand for premium film and digital experiences in India combined with a highly skilled local talent pool and Digital Domain’s prowess in the visual effects and the interactive content space will prove unstoppable.”
In his address at the Digital Domain’s 2nd largest Visual Effects studio, SEZ, Waverock in Hyderabad Hon’ble IT Minister of Telangana state Shri KT Rama Rao, congratulated Digital Domain for choosing Hyderabad for setting up the facility. It is all the more special day for Hyderabad as the foundation for the Iconic Image Towers in Hyderabad was laid.
He commended Digital Domain’s cutting edge work after seeing the showreel and congratulated the existing 200 member team. He also expressed happiness as Digital Domain is committed to growing their capacity to 500 in the coming days.
Telangana IT Secretary, Jayesh Ranjan in his address congratulated Digital Domain for setting up the VFX Facility in Hyderabad. He expressed optimism that Digital Domain will play the anchor role in developing the VFX industry in the state of Telangana and also be part of the state vision to build the skill eco-system.