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    Vancouver, 14th March 2016 -- Forward Human Capital Solutions has hired Industrial Light & Magic’s former Senior Recruiter, Cassandra Nelson as Human Capital Manager, responsible for senior management retained search and...

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    Vancouver, 14th March 2016 -- Forward Human Capital Solutions has hired Industrial Light & Magic’s former Senior Recruiter, Cassandra Nelson as Human Capital Manager, responsible for senior management retained search and leadership coaching for international VFX, VR and games clients.

     

    Caroline Stokes, founder of FORWARD Human Capital Solutions said, “VR and VFX were made for each other. ILM is at GDC this week talking about their VR endeavours, so bringing on board an expert VFX recruiter who is aligned with our unique culture is like finding a golden needle in a haystack and a very natural development for our entertainment technology human capital solutions company.” 

     

    Stokes continued, “We are truly delighted to have Cassandra on board to drive new initiatives with VFX, VR and games clients.”

     

    Cassandra Nelson, Human Capital Manager commented, “It’s rare to work with a talent acquisition and leadership development company that genuinely has a client, technology and coach-centric approach to working with all stakeholders and talent.  I’m looking forward to building our clients business with meaningful search and coaching solutions.”

     

    Cassandra’s background in VFX includes ILM, MPC and Prime Focus, and has built teams internationally and locally in the Vancouver market for productions such as Star Wars Episode VII, Warcraft, Jurassic World, Transformers 4, Captain America 2: The Winter Solder, Sin City, Life of Pi, Sherlock Holmes 2, Godzilla and many others.

     

    FORWARD will be at GDC and VRDC this coming week meeting clients and talent to help move their vision forward.

     

    For further information:    caroline@theforward.co //

     

    Based in Vancouver, BC: FORWARD Human Capital Solutions is a retained search and leadership development company based in Vancouver, serving digital entertainment, mobile and technology clients internationally.  Previous clients include: Microsoft, Sony, Nokia, Electronic Arts, Disney, Spin Master Studios, Autodesk, VMC, RealNetworks across retained search, first 90 days coaching or executive coaching engagements.        www.theforward.co

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    Los Angeles Times


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    Los Angeles Times


    LOS ANGELES — Elvis is coming back from the dead, thanks to some digital wizardry.


    Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the Academy Award-winning studio that created visual effects for the “Transformers” films and “Tron: Legacy,” has signed an agreement with Core Media Group to jointly develop and produce a series of “virtual” Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment projects, including appearances in shows and film and TV productions.


    With studios in Los Angeles; London; Vancouver, Canada; and other cities, Digital Domain created the computer-generated likeness of the late rap artist Tupac Shakur for Dr. Dre’s recent show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

    Core, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, owns the license rights to Presley, Muhammad Ali, and other famous figures and brands.


    “This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis Presley to life,” said Jack Soden, chief executive of Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., a division of Core. “The high level of quality entertainment that both Core Media Group and Digital Domain deliver gives us great confidence that these projects will help continue the growth of Elvis’ rich legacy all over the world.”


    The companies have already begun work on virtual likenesses of Presley.


    “Elvis is the most iconic, most recognized performer on the planet, and we are thrilled to have been chosen to bring new performances and original shows where fans can have their own, new experiences of Elvis,” said Digital Domain Chief Executive John Textor.


    With more than 150 albums and singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, Presley remains hugely popular. The rock music legend has more than 6 million fans on Facebook, more than 70,000 official app downloads and more than 5 million unique visitors annually to Elvis.com.


    Source: The Province Newspaper June 18, 2012 
    http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Elvis+Presley+perform+again+virtually/6745302/story.html