(Playa Vista, California--May 4, 2016) Academy Award winning studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Ken Roupenian has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President, Digital Studio. As the studio continues to evolve and expand its business worldwide, Ken brings to the group his incredible expertise in strategic planning and artistic management for digital production. In his role as Vice President of Digital Studio, he will be responsible for the company’s creative teams globally, and will report to Digital Domain Executive Vice President/General Manager, Erika Burton.
“Having had the privilege of previously working with Ken, I'm delighted to partner with him again,” said Erika. “We will truly benefit from his passion and decades of experience overseeing international creative teams now that he's a part of the Digital Domain family.”
“It is truly an honor to become part of the talented team here at Digital Domain,” said Ken. “I look forward to doing my part to build upon their great legacy, helping them to continue challenging themselves, innovating, and breaking new ground.”
A thirty year industry veteran, Ken began his entertainment career at Sony Pictures Entertainment, before joining Rhythm & Hues in 1993. During his 21 year tenure at Rhythm & Hues, Ken advanced through a number of producing and managerial positions before spending his final ten years there heading up Digital Production. In this capacity he spearheaded growing their team from approximately 400 to over 1,500 worldwide, and was instrumental in overall talent management, as well as recruiting and training.
About Digital Domain
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain has delivered pioneering visuals for more than 100 feature films including the “Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers,” and “X-Men” franchises, as well as highly acclaimed “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Titanic,” and “Apollo 13,” and its artists and technicians have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative driving force in multiple, screen-based markets, Digital Domain has also brought its innovative imagination to thousands of commercial, video game and music video productions, created digital humans for international concert performances, and together with Summit Entertainment, 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 in Playa Vista, Digital Domain enables creative professionals the world over to create the most extraordinary visual images imaginable. www.digitaldomain.com