Digital production company, Digital Domain, announced Terry Clotiaux has joined the company as vice president of feature film production. The company also promoted long-time VFX marketing director Joanna Capitano to executive producer and elevated the division’s other executive producer, Lisa Beroud, to a member of the company’s senior management team.
A veteran VFX executive who has worked on more than 35 feature films in a 25-year career, Clotiaux comes on board to oversee all feature films in production at Digital Domain’s California and Vancouver studios, reporting to CEO Ed Ulbrich. Capitano, who has been with the company since 1993, has been a driving force behind bidding and overseeing many of the 100 feature film productions on which Digital Domain has worked. She and Beroud, a 25-year veteran producer of visual effects, live-action feature films and commercials, will report to Clotiaux.
“Terry is a true pro; a leader who is well respected here and across the visual effects industry for his integrity as much as his operational expertise,” Ulbrich said. “He is a great team builder. Joanna has been a constant, high-achieving presence at Digital Domain since the beginning. She and Lisa are valued resources to the studios and a source of enormous support for our internal teams. Together, Terry, Joanna and Lisa make a fantastic, well-matched team as Digital Domain moves forward in our business.”
“After 35 years in every kind of production imaginable, one recognizes that truly exciting, new challenges are rare,” Clotiaux said. “That’s how I feel about re-joining Digital Domain. With the support of our new ownership, and the vision of the company under Ed’s leadership, I am confident that the new Digital Domain will be its best ever. I’m honored to be part of the senior management team at this point in the company and at this time in our industry.”
Clotiaux was EP of Digital Domain’s feature film division from 2007 to 2009 where he worked on features including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and 2012. He rejoins the company most recently from Prime Focus Group where he was president of global VFX production. There he oversaw VFX work on feature films including Avatar and Tree of Life, and 2D-to-3D conversion on features including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, Shrek and Star Wars episodes I and II. Clotiaux also served as senior VFX producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks/Columbia Pictures overseeing work on Spider-Man 3, and has been a VFX producer for Warner Bros. Pictures, 20th Century Fox, InterMedia Films and Columbia Pictures/Tristar. He holds VFX producing credits on The Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, Independence Day and other features, commercials and trailers.
In addition to driving bidding and managing feature film productions at Digital Domain, Capitano also oversaw publicity and marketing for the company for more than 10 years, including driving publicity campaigns for two features that earned visual effects Academy Awards. She is credited on Real Steel, Thor and Oscar-winning The Golden Compass, among other feature films. During her tenure at Digital Domain, Beroud was the VFX producer on the Oscar-winning Curious Case of Benjamin Button as well as TRON: Legacy, Zodiac, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Oblivion. She is currently the EP of visual effects on Ender’s Game. She has produced VFX for commercials from David Fincher, Joseph Kosinski, Carl Rinsch and other top directors and the award-winning live-action short Family Tree.