Friday, May 29, 2015

Film Animation Co. to HQ at Gallaudet

Gallaudet Assistant VP for Admin. Fred Weiner
A digital animation company is coming to Gallaudet University. Pigmental Studios will setup its 4,000 square feet headquarters at the Washington, DC campus. As many as 40 people will work on gaming, film and TV projects for companies ranging from Disney to Dreamworks and Pixar. Speaking during the school's announcement ceremony District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke said, "We look forward to working with Pigmental and Gallaudet to support their efforts to grow the District's creative economy."  The city is pitching in with a quarter of a million dollar grant toward the effort.

Gallaudet Assistant Vice President for Administration Fred Weiner said, "This partnership brings our students limitless possibilities in the emerging area of digital media, which is a rapidly growing field. "The addition of this academic partnership allows our students to develop the innovative skills and first-hand experience to help them land jobs in this dynamic industry." One of the advantages for the school of having the company on campus is that Gally students will get some internships at Pigmental, which is expected to open its offices in July. Read more here.

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