We are delighted to welcome Erika Burton as DNEG’s new Executive Vice President, VFX – Global Head of Studios.
Erika brings over 25 years of senior-level experience to her role at DNEG. Most recently, she led as EVP, Global Features & Streaming VFX at Method Studios. Prior to that, Burton held senior leadership positions at major studios, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, PDI / DreamWorks Animation, Digital Domain and Rhythm & Hues. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Visual Effects Society.
Operating as part of DNEG’s senior leadership team, Erika will help to establish and implement our organisational vision, goals and objectives, as well as leveraging her extensive network of industry contacts to help attract even more high profile work.
Talking about her new role, Erika said:
“I am so excited to be joining DNEG’s incredibly talented team. With five Oscar wins out of the last seven the quality of DNEG’s work is world-class, and I’m looking forward to leading the charge and strengthening the company’s production capabilities even further. Our industry has evolved dramatically over the past 14 months, and DNEG has positioned itself well to capitalize on exciting new opportunities as we come through these unprecedented times. I am extremely proud to be joining a global team that is continuously pushing the boundaries in visual effects.”
Erika will also work closely with Merzin Tavaria, President, Global Production and Operations – together they will oversee the organization of DNEG’s production capabilities and the efficient delivery of work across its global locations, while identifying and implementing process and workflow improvements.