DNEG Animation hires Philippe Gluckman for India
Was creative director at Spire Animation Studios India
Feb 07, 2023 12:10:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team Share -
Visual effects (VFX) and animation studio DNEG has announced the appointment of Philippe Gluckman as creative director for India.
He will oversee the creative output of the company’s teams in India and work with the global management team. He is also tasked with focusing on artist experience, facilitating collaboration, communication, and innovation.
Prior to this, Gluckman was creative director at Spire Animation Studios, India.
He will be based out of DNEG Animation India’s Mumbai office.
Tom Jacomb, president, DNEG Animation, said, “I am so pleased to welcome Philippe to our wonderfully talented team in India. I had the pleasure of working with Philippe during our time together at DreamWorks, on projects such as Puss in Boots and Rise of the Guardians, and I witnessed first-hand the talent and care that he brings to his work. Philippe’s focus on quality, and his desire to create the very best workplace experience for the artists in his team, are perfectly aligned with the ambitions of DNEG Animation as we look to the next phase of our growth in India and beyond.”
Merzin Tavaria, president, global production and operations, DNEG, said, “I am delighted to welcome Philippe to our creative leadership team in India. Bringing in leaders of the calibre and experience of Philippe is important in helping us to continue pushing the creative boundaries of what is possible in our industry, and further solidifies DNEG’s position as the world leader in visual effects and animation.”
Gluckman said, “DNEG Animation brings together some of the best projects in the world and some of the best people in the industry, and I am very proud to be joining the team. My work in India over the last 15 years, developing teams and coaching individuals who have gone on to great careers in the international animation industry, has been incredibly rewarding. As DNEG continues to build out its animation teams worldwide and further cements its leadership position in the industry, I look forward to enhancing DNEG Animation’s reputation as a destination for animation artists in India where their talents can shine and be recognised.”
With over 30 years of experience, he has also worked with companies like 88 Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, among others.