Vancouver-based animation outfit Rainmaker Entertainment has recently promoted Tara Kemes to the newly-created position of Vice President of Culture and Talent, from her former post as Director of Talent Development. Kemes, who originally joined Rainmaker Entertainment in 2009, will be helming the studio’s recruiting efforts while helping develop the unique culture that distinguishes Rainmaker Entertainment from other studios. Kemes will be reporting directly to Rainmaker Entertainment SVP, Production and Operations, Kim Dent Wilder.
“The community of Rainmaker’s artists and technologists comprise a unique, inspiring environment that challenges people to aim higher and think differently about the creative process,” explained Dent Wilder. “Tara’s innate ability to connect with people, her exceptional vision in marrying personalities to projects and her thorough understanding of what is required to execute the studio’s production commitments makes her an invaluable member of Rainmaker’s leadership team. Tara has demonstrated a true passion for nurturing talent and, as Rainmaker continues to expand, we believe she’ll be a tremendous asset in both growing our team and preserving the culture that defines our company.”
About Rainmaker Entertainment
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. is a multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada’s largest producers of CG animation. On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker’s first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3200 screens across North America. Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company produced the first ever CGI animation series, ReBoot, and over the course of its 15+ years of innovative history, Rainmaker has continued to break new ground in animation, telling engaging stories and creating compelling characters for all media. In addition to projects Rainmaker has produced with partners and clients including Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Hasbro, Lionsgate and Sony, Rainmaker also develops proprietary projects for both film and television. For more information, visit www.rainmaker.com.