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Technicolor and Rockstar Games Partner to Establish Dedicated Games Unit
Paris, France – October 4, 2012 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced that it has established a new high-end game art and animation team dedicated to working with Rockstar Games.
The Rockstar Games dedicated unit leverages a segment of Technicolor’s highly experienced team of game artists, animators and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure at its Bangalore, India-based digital production studio. Technicolor India has already worked on several major Rockstar titles including Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3.
“This partnership reinforces Technicolor’s strong commitment and strategy to growing its art and animation business for the video game industry and we are proud to work with cutting edge industry leaders like Rockstar Games,” said Tim Sarnoff, President of Technicolor Digital Productions.
“Technicolor were a fantastic resource for us during the development of Max Payne 3″, said Jeronimo Barrera, VP of Development at Rockstar Games. “We’re looking forward to building the partnership on future projects.”
Technicolor Digital Productions produces high-quality CG animation for television, direct-to-video, commercials, video games and location-based entertainment through its industry leading production facility in Bangalore, India. Major clients include DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Rockstar Games, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Square Enix.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.