Digitales Studios, a division of Karishma Software, one of India’s leading animation development and production companies in the region has appointed animation producer Dane A Smith as the international business development producer for North America and Canada.
Smith will lead the Business Development and be the point of contact for the North American and Canadian clients for the studio, working with the studio management in Mumbai. Dane assumes his new role effective immediately, reporting to Digitales’s MD, Dipesh Desai, and working closely with business development director, R.K. Chand.
After having worked on this year’s Kids Emmy Award winning preschool show BING Bunny for Brown Bag Films and Acamar Films, Digitales has recently delivered Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze for Hollywood producer Splash Entertainment which Lionsgate will release on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on 8 November and is working on the next installment of the Alpha and Omega franchise as well as a number of international TV series.
Smith is charged with fueling Digitales’s focus on production services for Animation in Direct to DVD, Home Entertainment and feature film as well as VR Space, and continuing to provide support as the producer of the existing client base in North America and Canadian Kids TV space. Dane had worked recently with Digitales Studios and Legend VR for Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders VR experience motion comics launched at San Diego Comic Con in July 2016.
Being an experienced Los Angeles based producer, Smith has managed delivery of over 100 films, television and emerging media productions and specializes in 3D animation production, Virtual Reality Capture and Display, Emerging Technology. He also helped produce the Oscar nominated animated feature Anomalisa. He also serves as a visiting professor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects and has helped produced the VFX for some Hollywood blockbusters over the last decade.
Digitales Studios, MD, Dipesh Desai added, “We are happy to have an experienced producer like Dane as part of the Digitales team and I am sure it will act as a great value addition to our offering for our North American and Canadian TV and film production clients especially with two important industry events of MIPCOM and AFM round the corner.”