Emeryville, Calif.-based production services company Athena Studios has signed CG animation production manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio’s upcoming original stop-motion and visual-effects projects.
Most recently, Parker spent eight years with Disney-Pixar, where he managed Pixar’s DVD team, theme parks project teams and Toons art department. He also produced the highly successful Pixar In Concert symphony.
“Brice is truly a gifted producer of animated content, and instantly becomes a major new asset to Athena Studios,” said Peters. “Our goal for the next several years is to become a content creator of high-profile, animated motion pictures. Brice has extensive expertise in this arena, and is helping us assemble a new production team that will be unmatched.”
In addition to Pixar, Parker’s experience includes working in visual effects production management for the Jurassic Park and Matrix film franchises. He also holds a story credit on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Parker also serves, along with Athena Studios CEO Jon Peters, on the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society‘s (VES) Bay Area Chapter.
“Athena Studios is embarking on an exciting new chapter of original content development, and I’m thrilled to be at the epicenter of that vision,” said Parker. “The studio is already recruiting world-class talent to join its roster, and is poised to establish itself as a new creative voice in the Bay Area. We’re already hard at work on some phenomenal projects.”