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Digital Domain Productions

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About Digital Domain Productions

Digital Domain offers visual effects, technology, and new approaches to content creation. Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG: NYSE) leverages its expertise in digital visual effects (VFX) and computer-generated (CG) animation across a group of interrelated businesses. At its foundation is Digital Domain Productions (DDPI), an award-winning digital production company founded in 1993. This provider of visuals has contributed to more than 90 major motion pictures, including Titanic, the Transformers series, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and TRON: Legacy, hundreds of commercials, and recently created the virtual likeness of rapper Tupac Shakur for Dr. Dre's show at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Mothership, a DDPI subsidiary, focuses on creating advertising, entertainment and branded content from concept to completion, across multiple media platforms. DDMG, its work and its employees have been recognized with numerous awards, including seven from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Company is building on its success in VFX to participate as a co-producer in major productions and is currently co-producing the upcoming live-action sci-fi feature film Ender's Game, as well as virtual likenesses for Elvis Presley to be jointly owned by CORE Media Group and DDMG. DDMG also converts two-dimensional (2D) imagery to three-dimensional (3D) imagery and holds key patents in this area. The Company is also applying its CG expertise to produce original, family-friendly animated feature films at its subsidiary Tradition Studios. The first movie, The Legend of Tembo, is in pre-production and two more features are in development. The Company's education subsidiary, the Digital Domain Institute, sets a new standard in digital media education through a pioneering public-private partnership with The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. DDMG is expanding its worldwide footprint of the highest quality visual effects and animation at the lowest possible cost through global partnerships in India and China. The Company has studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida and Vancouver and is currently establishing studios in Beijing and Abu Dhabi. In September 2012, Digital Domain Media Group filed for bankruptcy and said its production business would be sold for $15 million to Searchlight Capital Partners.

Headquarters Location

300 Rose Avenue

Venice, California, 90291,

United States


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Digital Domain Productions Patents

Digital Domain Productions has filed 5 patents.

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3D imaging, Rules of inference, Virtual reality, Broadcast engineering, Video signal


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3D imaging, Rules of inference, Virtual reality, Broadcast engineering, Video signal



Latest Digital Domain Productions News

China's Galloping Horse Joins With Reliance MediaWorks To Buy Digital Domain

Sep 24, 2012

Ender's Game Earlier this month, a bankruptcy judge fast-tracked an auction for financially troubled special effects company Digital Domain . On Sunday, the James Cameron-founded business announced that a joint venture between Galloping Horse America and Reliance MediaWorks will acquire Digital Domain Productions and subsidiary Mothership Media for $30.2M. Under the agreement, Chinese film and TV company Galloping Horse and India’s Reliance will pick up all the of the groups’ business assets including feature film and advertising visual effects, commercial production, studios in California and Vancouver and a co-production stake in Lionsgate’s Ender’s Game of which Digital Domain has been a co-producer. Galloping Horse holds a 70% stake with Reliance MediaWorks taking 30%. “This is a great day for Digital Domain,” said CEO Ed Ulbrich. “Our new partners have incredible strength and reach in the global entertainment marketplace. They are powerful strategic partners that understand our business and our clients’ business. Their support enables us to continue creating the highest quality entertainment and advertising and puts us in the strongest financial position that Digital Domain has ever been in. We are grateful to all of the bidders and couldn’t be more pleased with this outcome.” Searchlight Capital Partners had previously put forth a stalking horse bid of $15M for the businesses. A bankruptcy court hearing to greenlight the deal is scheduled for later today in New York.

Digital Domain Productions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Digital Domain Productions founded?

    Digital Domain Productions was founded in 1993.

  • Where is Digital Domain Productions's headquarters?

    Digital Domain Productions's headquarters is located at 300 Rose Avenue, Venice.

  • What is Digital Domain Productions's latest funding round?

    Digital Domain Productions's latest funding round is Asset Sale.

  • How much did Digital Domain Productions raise?

    Digital Domain Productions raised a total of $31M.

  • Who are the investors of Digital Domain Productions?

    Investors of Digital Domain Productions include Searchlight Capital Partners, GunnAllen Financial, Falcon Mezzanine Partners and Wyndcrest Holdings.

  • Who are Digital Domain Productions's competitors?

    Competitors of Digital Domain Productions include Mackevision Medien Design.

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