Framestore Signs Two New EPs in Los Angeles & New York
Oscar-winning visual effects and creative content studio Framestore today announced two strategic new hires to complement the company’s evolving range of capabilities. Jennifer Siegel has been tapped as Executive Producer of Live Action out of Framestore’s New York office. John Duffin will take on the same position in Los Angeles. In their new roles, Siegel and Duffin will be responsible for overseeing live action and design. Their scope will also allow them to provide valuable input on various projects within Framestore’s Virtual Reality Studio, which opened earlier this year. The studio has recently produced massively popular and diverse Oculus Rift experiences for HBO’s Game of Thrones and Marriott Hotels in partnership with experiential agency Relevent, and for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Interstellar.
Jon Collins, Framestore’s President of Integrated Advertising Worldwide, said, “We’re constantly being approached with extraordinary opportunities that are allowing us to push our limits, enter the game earlier in the creative process, and play with our capabilities across different disciplines. These all-in projects have become the norm here at Framestore, and hiring Jennifer and John to grow and spearhead our Live Action department from both coasts was an essential move to address these unique briefs.”
Jennifer joins Framestore with over 20 years in TV commercial production and has been responsible for all facets of managing production companies. She was most recently Executive Producer at Shilo TV, where her position spanned oversight of live action, visual effects, animation, CG, design, post and editorial. Prior to that, she was Executive Producer at Tool of North America, where she held various positions since 1997.
John comes to Framestore from Epoch Films, where he served as Executive Producer and solidified his status as a mentor to many filmmakers. He began at the company in 1997 to help launch its Los Angeles office. Working both as a Line Producer and Head of Production in the beginning, he worked hard to build and grow Epoch into an award winning production company.