Anova Pictures Launches, Partners With VFX Studio Mr. X

EXCLUSIVE: Film producer Cybill Lui (After the Dark) has launched L.A.-based production co. Anova Pictures and struck a strategic partnership with visual effects house Mr. X. The Toronto and NY-based digital studio’s recent projects include Pacific Rim, TRON: Legacy, and upcoming pics RoboCop and Pompeii. As part of their pact Mr. X will provide digital effects work on Anova projects while Hong Kong-born Lui advises on the VFX company’s expansion into L.A.-based and global features and high-concept television. “With our push to emerge on a more global filmmaking landscape, we are truly excited about this strategic partnership with Cybill and Anova Pictures. We’ve been lucky enough to grow our business during a tough time in the industry, so we’re looking to capitalize on the success we’ve had and keep building on a global scale,” said Mr. X President Dennis Berardi. Anova’s slate will focus on $5M-$40M features and television projects for the domestic and international markets including China, with an eye towards established and emerging visionary filmmakers. (more…)

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