TWO FREELANCE VFX DESIGNERS were hired by design-driven company Sarofsky: Visual effects and finishing artist Cory Davis and designer Dan Tiffany, Erin Sarofsky and EP Steven Anderson announced.
For the past two years, Davis has been an integral contributor to Sarofsky’s title sequences for a number of Marvel Studios, from “Ant-Man” to its latest work for the $130 million, just-released “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
A BFA graduate of Ohio University, Davis also has pursued advanced studies at The Illinois Institute of Art.
For the past year, Dan Tiffany has freelanced for Sarofsky, Leo Burnett, Mcgarrybowen, DDB, The Rise Agency among many other companies.
A BFA graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, he started his design career at Leviathan as an intern in 2011. He was a motion graphic designer at Daily Planet from 2011 to 2015 when he began freelancing.
A NEW ROLE for The Onion president / CEO Mike McAvoy. He is now in charge of ad sales and revenue for the entire Fusion Media Group, which includes Chicago-based The Onion that was purchased by Univision last August. Univision’s current reorganization has necessitated layoffs of 200-250 staffers. Some of Fusion Media Group’s business operations and editorial teams are being eliminated, according to Univision executive Isaac Lee.
A NEW FACE on Fox’ “Empire” filming here at Cinespace is Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) whose recurring role is that of volatile singer-songwriting Tory Ash, whose talent becomes invaluable to Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollet) as he creates his most important music work yet.
The series’ finale will air Dec. 14 and the second half of its third season returns March 22. “Empire’s timeslot will be filled by “Star,” director Lee Daniels’ girl group drama.
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