Vancouver, B.C. - May 6, 2008 - Dennis Hoffman has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of CIS Vancouver, it was announced today by Don Fly, President of the CIS Visual Effects Group. Hoffman has been CIS Vancouverâ€™s Head of Production since the beginning of 2007. Fly has also announced that Marianne Oâ€™Reilly, currently President of CIS Vancouver (formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) and a nine year veteran of the company, will relocate to the East Coast where she will consult on new business opportunities for the company. â€œDennis has earned this promotion,â€? says Fly, who is based at CISâ€™s Hollywood studio. â€œHis vast industry experience has contributed to the success of our Vancouver facility and Iâ€™m delighted to elevate him to the top spot. Iâ€™m also especially pleased to see Marianne take on this new challenge. She has been an invaluable partner in moving our three-facility group forward.â€? â€œI am thrilled on many levels for this opportunity and Iâ€™m honored to move into the lead role as we take our next steps in Vancouver,â€? says Hoffman. â€œWorking with Don, along with Roma Oâ€™Connor who heads our London facility, allows us to take advantage of the global marketplace our business has truly become.â€? In his new role, Hoffman will oversee all the day to day operations of CIS Vancouver. Hoffman, a 20-year production veteran, began his career at Image G. and subsequently held positions as Vice President/Head of Production at Digital Domain, Vice President/Executive Producer at Dream Quest Images and Vice President/Head of Production at Cinesite. O'Reilly has been in entertainment management for over 17 years both in film, television and sports. She began her career at Rainmaker in 1999 as a visual effects producer and was named the companyâ€™s Executive Producer in 2004. As President of Rainmaker, Oâ€™Reilly was instrumental in its successful acquisition by CIS Visual Effects Group in January 2008. CIS Vancouverâ€™s upcoming releases include Tropic Thunder, Changeling, Twilight, Space Buddies and The Nutcracker. Previous credits include Vantage Point, Blades of Glory, The Da Vinci Code, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, Garfield and I, Robot. About CIS CIS Visual Effects Group is an award winning international visual effects entity with facilities in Hollywood, Vancouver and London. The company services high-end feature film, television, and commercial clients in the global marketplace. Founded in 1984, CIS is one of the industry's most respected visual effects facilities and in early 2008 the company expanded by acquiring Rainmaker Visual Effects and is now comprised of CIS Hollywood, CIS Vancouver and CIS London. With its unique global footprint and boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated. CIS Visual Effects Group is a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
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