(Montréal, Canada--March 20, 2014) Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
The news comes after a Cinesite press event in London on January 20th 2014, attended by Québec Premier Pauline Marois, where it was announced that with the support of the government of Québec, Cinesite was opening up 27,000 sq ft offices, with a capacity for 250 artists.
A native of Montréal, Ms. Grysole has over 15 years of experience in visual effects and production management, and a strong reputation in both the Canadian and international visual effects industry. She moved to London in 2008 to work with Cinesite as their first freelance production executive. During her time at Cinesite, she produced their visual effects on the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise, in particular on Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2
and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on HBO Films’ production Into The Storm
. She then went on to work on the critically acclaimed film Skyfall
before coming back home to Montréal.
Cinesite Production Director Courtney Vanderslice-Law says, “Working with Chloë has always been a pleasure and this is a natural fit for Cinesite. There is a great deal of local talent and support in Montréal; Investissement Québec and Montréal International have been absolutely fantastic. I can’t think of a better person than Chloë to drive the new facility forward.
“I loved being part of the Cinesite family, so when the opportunity to work with them again arose, through their expansion into Montréal, it was perfect for me,” says Chloë. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us to bring together the world class projects and experience of the Cinesite team, and the immense talent and innovative spirit that the Montréal VFX industry has to offer.”
Sequences on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
(Warner Bros) and X-Men: The Days of Future Past
(Fox) are being shared between Cinesite’s Montréal and London facilities. Cinesite’s London offices are also completing work on the MGM production Hercules.
Cinesite is recruiting now for its new Montréal studios at http://www.cinesite.com
General Manager, Cinesite Inc
Chloë Grysole joined Cinesite’s newly opened Montréal facility in March 2014 as General Manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience in visual effects and major international feature films. Her strong reputation in the industry as a leader and her team management skills as well as her knowledge of the industry in Québec specifically make her the ideal person to start up Cinesite’s Canadian operations.
Chloë began her career in her hometown of Montréal. She started with Icestorm Digital Studio on The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and then went on to become a founding member of Meteor Studios, working on dozens of projects for the various Discovery Networks (TLC, The Discovery Channel, etc). She later joined FX Cartel where she worked on major feature film productions including Across the Universe and Stranger Than Fiction.
In 2008, Chloë moved to London to work with Cinesite as their first freelance production executive. During her three years with Cinesite, she produced the VFX on the hugely successful Harry Potter Franchise, in particular on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Part 2, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on HBO Films’ production Into The Storm.
Later, Chloë shifted over to work on the client side of the business working for Sony/Eon Productions on the critically acclaimed 2012 Bond film Skyfall, as Associate Visual Effects Producer.
Most recently, the exponential growth of the Canadian visual effects industry saw Chloë move back to Montreal to work as the Senior VFX Producer for Framestore on Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow before Cinesite’s plans for expansion into Québec saw a perfect opportunity for them to welcome her back into the fold.
Cinesite’s newly opened Montréal studio has moved straight into production on Warner Bros. production The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Fox’s X-Men: The Days of Future Past.