The company has recruited Paul Baaske to lead its ambitious expansion plans


Jellyfish Pictures has revealed plans to double in size over the next year, and has appointed Paul Baaske (pictured below) as head of technical direction, to “facilitate continuous growth and scalability.”

Baaske will sit on the leadership team where he will support, inform and help shape strategic decisions for the company.

Baaske joins from DNEG where he was global workflow architect, and, before that, cg supervisor on DNEG’s first animated feature film, Ron’s Gone Wrong.

He also worked as cg supervisor on Sherlock Gnomes for Mikros Animation, and spent six years at Prime Focus.

Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures, said: “The influx of animated content being commissioned alongside the strides in global working means studios must think differently about how they work going forward. With a distributed talent pool creating high-quality animation, it’s critical we have a seamless alignment between teams, pipeline and processes to ensure client demands are met. Paul’s invaluable experience in building global workflows and bringing efficiencies across all areas of the business will ensure we continue to keep ahead of the curve with our global growth strategy.”

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Baaske adds: “This is an unprecedented time of opportunity in our industry, and Jellyfish pictures, with its state-of-the-art virtual setup and infrastructures is incredibly well positioned to embrace some of the most ambitious upcoming animation projects.”