Significant expansion announced by regional visual effects and animation company

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Lancashire-based VFX and animation house Realtime is creating 50 new jobs in the North West - 25 at its offices in Westby, near Lytham, and 25 in Manchester.

The expansion comes after Realtime’s recent VFX work on BBC three-part adaptation of The War of the Worlds (pictured). The company says it wants to “build on previous client wins”.

On top of its plans to create 50 new VFX roles, it’s also added 10 permanent creative and production staff over the last two months. The latest recruitment campaign will make Realtime one of the biggest VFX suppliers in the North West, employing up to 100 full-time staff and freelance digital artists.

Realtime CEO, Tony Prosser, said: “The talent recruitment will align Realtime even more closely with the specialised demands of increased TV work. The North West is home to some of the most skilled and imaginative digital storytellers in the world.”

Jane Forsyth, head of production at Realtime, added: “This is an inspiring time to be part of the North West creative sector so we are looking forward to welcoming more talented and creative artists into the Realtime family in the coming months.”

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