Digital Domain Holdings Limited has named Daniel Seah executive director and CEO. Seah had been serving as CEO of the company’s visual effects division Digital Domain 3.0.
As executive director and CEO he will have encompassing authority to broker major strategic partnerships including new media ventures, movie productions, co-productions, intellectual property and will continue to work day to day with the artists at the Digital Domain 3.0 campuses.
Digital Domain Holdings chairman Jian Zhou said, “Daniel has shown a keen ability to identify new business channels and creative opportunities for the talented artists at Digital Domain 3.0. 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.”
“In the time I’ve known Daniel I can say he is dedicated and tirelessly creative,” said Stan Lee, founder of POW! Entertainment. “He’s always looking for the next big idea and new ventures for Digital Domain. With this new role and his leadership I see a bright, innovative and exciting future.”
Gigi Pritzker, CEO of OddLot Entertainment said, “Daniel has been an excellent partner on our film ‘Ender’s Game.’ He is an executive we can rely upon to deliver on commitments, produce magnificent work and be supportive of creative ideas. We value our relationship and look forward to working together again soon. “
Seah took over the role of CEO at Digital Domain 3.0 in 2013. Under his stewardship the company has completed work on the box office successes Maleficent and the co-production of Ender’s Game as well as high profile clients United, Kia, Nissan the video games Destiny, Assassin’s Creed and Halo. The company also broke new ground utilizing their 3D hologram technology for live concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong with a Virtual Teresa Teng, the late Chinese pop diva.
Seah graduated from Peking University with a Masters Degree in Law (with a major in international politics) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law. He previously worked as an investment banker at Barclays and has extensive experience in the financial industry with expertise in securities, options, fund management and international business development.
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