Former Orphanage key exec to lead new growth effort in Hollywood and worldwide.
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIAâ€”Aiming to deepen its ties with Hollywood movie studios and assume a position among the top rank of global visual effects providers,
has tapped Marc Sadeghi as Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development and Marketing. A former lead executive at The Orphanage, Sadeghi brings broad experience as a feature film executive and executive producer for visual effects, the latter including such landmark projects as “Iron Man”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” (2 & 3) and “Sin City”.
Sadeghi will give RSP a permanent presence in the U.S. for the first time. He will work closely with Rising Sun Pictures CEO Michael Taylor in forecasting, strategic planning and business development. He will also head the companyâ€™s worldwide sales effort and oversee studio relations.
â€œMarc is a visionary executive who has brought success to every company he has been associated with,â€? said Taylor. â€œHe has been a strong and trusted partner to virtually every studio in Hollywood, and has an impressive track record for leading large teams of artists on complex and creatively demanding projects. We are very pleased to welcome him to the leadership team at RSP.â€?
For his part, Sadeghi said that he believes Rising Sun Pictures is well-positioned to prosper in a rapidly changing visual effects industry. â€œI have been an admirer of RSPâ€™s artistry for years,â€? Sadeghi said. â€œIâ€™ve been honored to work alongside them on several projects and was always impressed by their incredible work and determination to be the best.â€?
Sadeghi added that Rising Sun Pictures, which has been a key visual effects contributor to such films as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (Parts I & II), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Terminator: Salvation”, is poised to take the next step and serve as the lead VFX house on such tent-pole projects.
In terms of long-term goals, Sadeghi said that he believes that Rising Sun Picturesâ€™ future is as a developer of original content. â€œThey have the physical resources to move into original productions, and, more importantly, they have the storytelling skills,â€? he said.
At The Orphanage, Sadeghi oversaw the development of a feature film visual effects division that became an industry front-runner and served as lead house on many blockbuster films. Additionally, Sadeghi served as Executive Producer for Orphanage Animation Studios, which developed original animation projects, and as Co-Producer on Sony Screen Gems thriller “Legion”. More recently, Sadeghi was co-founder and principal of Zero VFX, a Boston visual effects house specializing in commercials and features.
About Rising Sun Pictures
Rising Sun Pictures is a passionate team of producers, artists and technicians, known for providing complex digital visual effects and cg character work to feature film clients all around the world. With the infrastructure to deliver a full spectrum of services from Design through to Digital Intermediate, Rising Sun has recently worked on films such as Green Lantern, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, The Way Back, Terminator Salvation, the Harry Potter series [The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows], X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Watchmen.
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