PLAYA VISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Domain, one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and immersive experiences, today announced that Amit Chopra, the company’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the role of CEO for North America. Mr. Chopra will direct the company’s North American operations, seeking to capitalize on emerging opportunities for visual effects, virtual reality (VR) production and original immersive content. He will also guide the ongoing integration of skills and technologies from across the company’s growing portfolio of services. Mr. Chopra will continue to report to Daniel Seah, Executive Director and CEO of Digital Domain Holdings Limited, parent company of Digital Domain.
“We are very pleased to have Amit in the role of CEO,” said Daniel Seah. “As Chief Operating Officer, Amit helped to shape our acquisition and business development strategies. His experience in the industry and proven ability to guide our teams make him the natural fit for leading our North American organization.”
With recent advancements in related hardware and software, the virtual reality market is growing quickly across industries and geographies. In anticipation of widespread VR adoption, Digital Domain made several key investments and acquisitions in the last year, including virtual reality technology pioneers Immersive Media and IM360, and interactive entertainment company Digital Funk Machine.
“Digital Domain is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the next era of entertainment content,” said Amit Chopra. “The combination of our award-winning visual effects capabilities and our pioneering virtual reality technologies enables us to provide immersive experiences of unmatched quality and scope. I look forward to guiding the company during these exciting times.”
About Digital Domain
Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. The company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content. A creative force in visual effects and media applications, Digital Domain and its predecessor entities have brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos and virtual reality experiences. Its groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and recent blockbusters “Furious 7” and “Deadpool.” Staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions. Digital Domain has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong. Digital Domain Holdings Limited (www.ddhl.com) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code 547). For more information, visit www.digitaldomain.com.