Method Studios, Deluxe’s global visual effects company, has named Marc Weigert as its president. Most recently Weigert served as co-producer, visual effects supervisor and second-unit director on Sony Pictures’ 2013 release, White House Down, one of several Roland Emmerich-directed films on which he has worked.
Prior to joining Method, Weigert was CEO of film production company Uncharted Territory, which he co-founded with effects expert Volker Engel in 1999. Here, Weigert was overall VFX supervisor and co-producer on 2012 and supervised VFX shots on Paramount’s Oscar-winning release, the Martin Scorsese-directed Hugo. He also won an Emmy Award for the miniseries The Triangle and acted as project manager on Independence Day. He continues to be a stakeholder in Uncharted Territory.
“I’ve been fortunate to work on some of the most challenging and rewarding visual effects projects around,” Weigert said. “I try to instill a sense of innovation into everything I do from both an artistic and technological standpoint. This ethos fits perfectly with Method’s goals and I’m excited to work with such talented artists, producers and support crew, and help build on all they have achieved.”
Stefan Sonnenfeld, president of Deluxe Creative Services, said. “His vast experience in managing and supervising large scale VFX productions, as well as building up his own company, will help Method continue to grow in reputation and scale.”
Method continues to work on top-flight film projects including Jupiter Ascending, The Maze Runner andThe Giver. The company’s past projects include recent releases “Divergent” for Summit Entertainment and Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World.
Method maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne.