Digital effects and immersive solutions expert Digital Domain has announced its latest venture, partnering with Cenic Media and Talent Television and Film to explore advanced technologies and resources from Hollywood to build an all-new ecosystem for IP development, content creation and distribution in China. As part of this, Digital Domain will be creating virtual reality (VR) solutions for a new TV drama called Ten Years Late.
Starring Shawn Dou, Gulnazar, Jeremy Jones, Cecilia Boey and Rain Wang, Ten Years Late tells a workplace story based in the tourism industry, where people are encouraged to pursue their dream and innovate in their business endeavours. The drama has entered the early shooting stage, and is expected to air in 2018.
“It’s a great honour for us to join forces with Talent Television and Film and Cenic Media for strategic collaboration. The quality of Talent and Cenic productions combined with Digital Domain’s proven innovations in visual effects and VR experiences will continue to advance our own IP, content as well as our distribution platforms,” said Daniel Seah, Executive Director and CEO of Digital Domain.
“This collaboration not only represents the extension of Digital Domain’s existing business as well as the successful establishment of a refined business model, but more importantly, represents a breakthrough and innovation for the entire TV program production industry,” continued Seah. “For more than 24 years, Digital Domain has perfected great visual effects technology, and has continued to innovate in the VR industry. With our history and the recently announced powerful chain of VR theaters combined with the traditional and new media distribution networks of Talent and Cenic, we will definitely be able to lay a solid foundation for the strong development of the ecosystem.”
Digital Domain is well known for its special and visual effects in Hollywood blockbuster films having won numerous awards working on projects such as Titanic (1997) or Benjamin Button (2008). In terms of VR the company has created the Monkey King series, Storm, Micro Giants, and its own travel series called Teleport, heading to Africa, Dubai, Hong Kong, Iceland, Istanbul, New Zealand and more.
As the company continues its worldwide VR endeavours, VRFocus will continue to keep you updated.