The new studio will be run by highly-regarded VFX exec, Andy Williams
Outpost is to open a Los Angeles studio for film and episodic VFX in early 2021. The studio will be led by Andy Williams, who has joined Outpost as Managing Director, LA.
“Joining the team at this time feels like a perfect fit,” said Williams. “Outpost is of a scale and calibre that can service the biggest shows with the care and personal service of a boutique. I think the partnership studios have with vendors is just as important as the quality of the work and I've seen how remarkably Outpost performs on both fronts.”
Williams will be tasked with building a core team at the new LA studio to supply high-end visual effects to clients locally, in addition to supporting the company’s global operations. His most recent credits as an Executive VFX Producer include Star Trek: Picard and the Emmy-nominated first and second seasons of Westworld.
“I couldn't be more excited about assembling this team with some of the best creative talent in the world. We can see opportunities here that are unique to Los Angeles—to add proximity to our clients and enhance Outpost’s offering. We exist to help solve problems and add creative value for filmmakers, and are eager to offer these services to them locally in LA.
"Not only is Outpost's creative impeccable, but the company's reputation for its supportive culture and creating measures to preserve work/life balance is particularly admirable. VFX isn't an easy business, and it requires a commitment from company leadership to assert these core values every day.”
Outpost Founder & CEO, Duncan McWilliam, said: “Andy has an established reputation for delivering astonishing visual effects projects and forming lasting relationships with directors, producers and showrunners at the forefront of film and episodic.
“We’re delighted to welcome someone of Andy’s experience and character to Outpost. With his network, local knowledge and proximity to LA-based filmmakers we’re establishing a solid platform on which to create a skilled VFX team that can help build upon the Outpost brand locally to our clients.”
Our new studio will work closely with our teams in the UK, Montreal and Asia, as well as servicing its own shows locally to LA.
Andy Williams' appointment follows that of well-known VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg, who joined us in Montreal as Executive Creative Director back in October.
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