(Playa Vista, California--October 22, 2014) Daniel Seah, current CEO of Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0 has been elevated to the position of Executive Director and CEO for its parent company Digital Domain Holdings Limited.
This move is a major vote of confidence from Digital Domain Holdings Limited Board of Directors and a show of faith of Daniel’s accomplishments at Digital Domain 3.0 and his vision for the future of the company. As Executive Director and CEO of Digital Domain Holdings Limited, Daniel will have encompassing authority to broker major strategic partnerships including new media ventures, movie productions, co-productions, intellectual property and beyond. Marking a major push forward for Digital Domain 3.0, Daniel will continue to work day to day with the ground breaking and innovative team of artists at the Digital Domain 3.0 campuses. With Daniel’s leadership, vast business expertise and passion for new entertainment ventures, Digital Domain 3.0 is poised to reach new heights both domestically and abroad.
Digital Domain Holdings Chairman Mr. Jian Zhou said, “Daniel has shown a keen ability to identify new business channels and creative opportunities for the talented artists at Digital Domain 3.0. His experience in the entertainment industry combined with his extensive business background make him a unique talent. We are fortunate to have Daniel to lead our team."
“I am honored by the Board’s faith in me for this new challenge,” said Mr. Seah. “My new position at Digital Domain Holdings should give me and Digital Domain 3.0 greater flexibility and reach in establishing new business in emerging markets as well as working more collaboratively with filmmakers and studios on co-productions, new media ventures and much more.”
Universal Pictures President, Jimmy Horowitz said, “Digital Domain has a tremendous talent in Daniel. He has boundless energy and passion for the work and for finding new ways to showcase it. In a constantly evolving business he has a talent for finding creative solutions and new opportunities.”
“In the time I’ve known Daniel I can say he is dedicated and tirelessly creative,” said Stan Lee, founder of POW! Entertainment. “He’s always looking for the next big idea and new ventures for Digital Domain. With this new role and his leadership I see a bright, innovative and exciting future.”
Gigi Pritzker, CEO of OddLot Entertainment stated, “Daniel has been an excellent partner on our film ‘Ender’s Game.’ He is an executive we can rely upon to deliver on commitments, produce magnificent work and be supportive of creative ideas. We value our relationship and look forward to working together again soon. “
Daniel Seah took over the role of CEO at Digital Domain 3.0 in July of 2013. Under his stewardship the company has completed work on the box office successes “Maleficent” and the co-production of “Ender’s Game” as well as high profile clients United, Kia, Nissan the video games “Destiny,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Halo.” The company also broke new ground utilizing their 3D hologram technology for live concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong with a “Virtual” Teresa Teng, the late Chinese pop diva.
Mr. Seah graduated from Peking University with a Masters Degree in Law (with a major in international politics) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law. Mr. Seah previously worked as an investment banker at Barclays and has extensive experience in the financial industry with expertise in securities, options, fund management and international business development. His in-depth knowledge of the private equity markets in Greater China and global markets enabled him to focus on business development around the world. From May 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Seah was also senior management of United Simsen Securities Limited, a company that provides brokerage services on securities, foreign exchange, gold bullion, futures and mutual funds.
About Digital Domain 3.0
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain (“original Digital Domain”) delivered innovative visuals for more than 100 movies including “Iron Man 3”, the “Transformers” trilogy, “TRON: Legacy” and “Titanic.” Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative driving force in media applications, original Digital Domain brought its artistry to thousands of commercial, video game and music video productions. The original Digital Domain also created digital humans for concert performances and co-produced the feature film “Ender’s Game”. From facilities in California and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art virtual production studio, the Digital Domain 3.0 Group (consisting of Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., Digital Domain Productions 3.0 (BC), Ltd. and Mothership Media, Inc.) enables the creation of extraordinary visual images in traditional entertainment and advertising. www.digitaldomain.com
About Digital Domain Holdings
Digital Domain Holdings Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HK stock code:547). Digital Domain Holdings is a diversified investment holding company with its operating and investment businesses spanning Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Mainland China and other countries, encompassing such businesses as media entertainment, visual effects production, co-production of movies, property investment, trading, etc. Digital Domain Holdings changed to its present name in December 2013 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. http://www.digitaldomainhl.com/