VENICE, CA — Digital Domain Productions (www.digitaldomain.com) has named David Lipman vice president of features visual effects production. The 30-year industry veteran has served as an executive at DreamWorks Animation, Framestore and USAnimation, and brings expertise in visual effects, animation, production and development.
He will be based in Digital Domain's Venice, CA, reporting to Jody Madden, who has been promoted to senior vice president of global studio operations.
Lipman will drive the features visual effects business, curating and guiding talent, and working closely with studios. He was managing partner at Framestore, where he founded the feature animation division, built the studio's animation pipeline and crew, and executive produced the company's inaugural project, The Tale of Desperaux.
He served as co-head of production at DreamWorks Animation for many years before moving to PDI/DreamWorks to become the co-executive producer on Shrek. He wrote and produced the stereoscopic attraction Shrek 4D for Universal Theme Parks and produced Shrek 2.
Prior to DreamWorks, Lipman served as executive in charge of production and supervising producer at Hanna Barbera. He was also vice president and executive producer for USAnimation, producing many television commercials and digital episodes of The Ren and Stimpy Show, Beavis & Butthead and The Simpsons.