Method Studios has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president. Weigert is a highly respected industry expert having worked across many capacities in film production and postproduction for over 20 years. Most recently he served as co-producer, visual effects supervisor and second-unit director on Sony Pictures’ 2013 release, White House Down, one of several Roland Emmerich-directed films on which he has worked.
Prior to joining Method, Weigert was CEO of film production company Uncharted Territory, which he co-founded with effects expert Volker Engel in 1999. Here, Weigert was overall VFX supervisor and co-producer on 2012 and supervised VFX shots on Paramount’s Oscar-winning release, the Martin Scorsese-directed Hugo. He also won an Emmy award for the mini-series The Triangle and acted as project manager on Independence Day. He continues to be a stakeholder in Uncharted Territory.
“I’ve been fortunate to work on some of the most challenging and rewarding visual effects projects around,” Weigert said. “I try to instill a sense of innovation into everything I do from both an artistic and technological standpoint. This ethos fits perfectly with Method’s goals and I’m excited to work with such talented artists, producers and support crew, and help build on all they have achieved.”
“Having an incredibly accomplished visual effects pro such as Marc leading Method should prove of immense value to the company and its clients,” Deluxe Creative Services president Stefan Sonnenfeld said. “His vast experience in managing and supervising large scale VFX productions, as well as building up his own company, will help Method continue to grow in reputation and scale.”
The company is currently working on Jupiter Ascending, The Maze Runner and The Giver. Other recent projects include Divergent for Summit Entertainment and Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World.