Digital Domain Reaches Abu Dhabi
Digital Domain Media Group will be collaborating with the Abu Dhabi government-backed media and entertainment entity twofour54 in order to encourage the development of TV, film, and media production on the Middle East. Digital Domain Media Group will establish an animation, vfx and motion capture studio along with a media school in Abu Dhabi.
The collaboration between DDMG and twofour54 will help the Emirate’s goal to become the region’s center of excellence for media content creation, effectively growing both the industry and national talent.
The new DDMG studio will help create animated feature films, produce visual and 3D effects, and engage in the production of original Middle Eastern branded entertainment. The studio will become part of Digital Domain’s global feature film VFX and animation pipeline, connected to its studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco, London, Florida and Mumbai.
The Digital Domain Institute in Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, will be modeled after the Digital Domain Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will train students in the essential skills of digital media production for entertainment, simulation, and related applications.
“We are incredibly excited to join twofour54 in building a strong foundation for the filmmaking industry in Abu Dhabi,” said DDMG CEO and Chairman John Textor. “There is tremendous opportunity to produce original entertainment content for Middle Eastern audiences worldwide, and to bring Hollywood work and our own original productions here as well. Pairing the studio and school enables us to help the Emirate to build a sustainable creative industries base. Abu Dhabi was the natural location for us given its strategic location, modern infrastructure and supportive government. We’re looking forward to grooming up-and-coming Arab filmmakers at a time of such great awakening in this part of the world.”
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