Outpost VFX announces it has enhanced its Montreal leadership team with the appointment of Jennifer Fairweather as Head of Production.
Well-known in the visual effects sector, Fairweather joins from DNEG where she most recently produced Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed remake of Dune and oversaw Apple TV+’s sci-fi epic Foundation as Executive Producer. She brings with her 15 years’ experience across various roles in the industry.
Working alongside Managing Director Becca Scott, Fairweather will work closely with production leads across North America, the UK and Asia to harmonise global production workflows and will support Outpost’s artist teams in Montreal as they deliver across a large body of film and episodic projects throughout the rest of this year and into 2022.
Her other areas of focus will include supporting the development of Outpost’s training infrastructure and proprietary production software.
Fairweather said: “I was attracted to Outpost by the calibre of crew and the rare opportunity to join a newer studio beginning to firmly establish itself as a top-tier facility. The management team they’ve built in Montreal features some of the most extraordinary talent in the region.
“By making a conscious effort to cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone feels heard, we can hold each other accountable to pursue a unique culture while making high quality, beautiful pictures.”
Montreal Managing Director, Becca Scott, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Jenn to our Montreal team as Head of Production.
“Jenn brings immeasurable expertise to Outpost, having delivered projects of every complexity and size across both features and episodic. I have no doubt that Jenn will offer incredible support to our clients externally while becoming a fantastic mentor for our production and artist teams.”
Fairweather’s appointment comes following a significant growth period for Outpost during which it has grown to 300 people worldwide. Outpost’s Montreal facility has recently provided VFX for Foundation, Project Power and Star Trek: Discovery. It is currently working on a variety of productions including Slumberland and Outer Range.