Visual effects and design company Artemple-Hollywood is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films. In addition, the company is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, has begun work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive. Wei Zheng, principal and creative director, made the announcement.
Artemple-Hollywood is currently producing visual effects for the Warner Bros. film, Entourage, directed by Doug Ellin. Artemple-Hollywood produced visual effects for the critically and commercially acclaimed film, Gone Girl. Both Zheng and Marco Maldonado, the company’s VFX Supervisor, have enjoyed long-standing working relationships with the Gone Girl director David Fincher, and have collaborated on several of his past films, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac, The Social Network, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Additionally, Artemple-Hollywood has been awarded work for two new clients, Fox Sports 1 and Wieden+Kennedy.
Karin Levinson has been named executive vice president, features & television, for Artemple-Hollywood.
In her new post, she will be responsible for spearheading new business opportunities for the company with major motion picture studios, television networks, advertising agencies, production companies and themed entertainment. Levinson will also handle all of the marketing and PR efforts on the company’s behalf. Prior to her new post, Levinson was executive vice president, Features & Television, with Gravity (formerly RhinoFX) from 2005-2013.
Regarding Artemple-Hollywood’s first year anniversary milestone, Zheng said, “We are delighted to have had such a successful first year, and we’re thrilled to welcome Karin to our team. We’re also very proud of our new, state-of-the-art facility, which has been designed as a scalable system, one that can meet the demands of any project, large or small, and for any screen.”
He added, “The name of our company – Artemple – is in reference to our great respect for art. By specializing in ‘invisible’ effects, our goal is to always support the vision of the client and the director, and to enhance the storytelling process.”