(Playa Vista, California--December 15, 2014) It was announced today that Amit Chopra, current COO of Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Digital Domain
3.0 has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President for its parent company Digital Domain Holdings Limited . This new role is an acknowledgment of Amit’s ability and contribution to the strength and stability of Digital Domain 3.0 and further illustrates Digital Domain Holdings commitment to Digital Domain 3.0 and its current direction. Amit will be a key part of the operations and financial strategy for both companies and will have expanded responsibility in business development, acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers and co-productions. He will also retain his current duties as COO of Digital Domain 3.0.
Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain Holdings Limited and CEO of Digital Domain 3.0 said, “Amit is an invaluable member of our team, a key architect of our current success and a leader in our vision for the future. We are very pleased that his hard work and talent are being recognized by our parent company with this expanded role. I look forward to working closely with him on taking Digital Domain to the next level and beyond.”
“Since joining Digital Domain, it has truly become my passion and my second family,” said Amit. “It’s a joy to come here each day and work closely with these talented and creative artists. It is an exciting time in this industry globally as we continue to innovate, expand and break new ground. I am honored to have this new role and the opportunity to help shape the future of Digital Domain.”
“Maleficent” producer Joe Roth said, “Amit is a great leader who brings a fresh perspective to the industry. His diverse experience and background in other industries has been essential in Digital Domain’s success. The team at Digital Domain is lucky to have him and I look forward to years of collaboration. “
Venkatesh Roddam, CEO of Reliance MediaWorks said, “Amit’s time at Digital Domain has been met with innovation and success. He is a proven leader that quickly translates ideas into realities. It’s with a sense of pride that I see his accomplishments recognized. I can think of no one who brings to the table such an exceptional combination of diverse skills. He is the key to building an even stronger alliance between Reliance Group and Digital Domain Holdings and will make an exceptional addition to the Digital Domain Holdings team.”
Amit joined Digital Domain 3.0, Inc. in 2012 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the company. He is responsible for building strategic relationships and partnerships with vendors and key clients, merger and acquisition activity as well as ongoing operations. Bringing 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and operations, with focused expertise in corporate restructuring, Amit’s experience in the media and entertainment industry as well as logistics, finance and accounting gives him a thorough understanding of the key drivers of the group’s business and for new growth opportunities for the company. Prior to joining Digital Domain 3.0, Amit spent four years at Reliance MediaWorks Limited, one of India’s leading media and entertainment companies, last serving as Vice President of Finance of its U.S. operations. During his tenure Amit acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of post production, theatrical exhibition of films as well as film and media services and distribution. Before that he held financial controller and other senior level financial and accounting positions at companies in the semiconductor, logistics, IT consulting and software industries. Amit holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from California State University Northridge.
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/