Daniel Seah, CEO of visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0 has been promoted to the position of executive director and CEO for its parent company Digital Domain Holdings.
In his new role, Seah will have authority to broker major strategic partnerships including new media ventures, movie productions and co-productions. He will continue to work day to day with the team of artists at the Digital Domain 3.0 campuses.
“Daniel has shown a keen ability to identify new business channels and creative opportunities for the talented artists at Digital Domain 3.0,” said Digital Domain Holdings chairman Jian Zhou. “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 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.”
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 Maleficent and the co-production of Ender’s Game, as well as high-profile commercial work for United, Kia, Nissan the video games “Destiny,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Halo.” The company also broke new ground utilizing its 3D hologram technology for live concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong with a “Virtual” Teresa Teng, the late Chinese pop diva.