Hollywood’s New Up-and-Comers? Autistic Young Adults.

By | All, Los Angeles

Detail-oriented and technically skilled, young adults with autism are finding surprise careers in the film and television industries. Exceptional Minds received its own kind of validation last June, when one of its first graduates, 24-year-old Kevin Titcher, accepted a job at Stargate Studios. “I’m looking for talent. I don’t care where it comes from or what kind of wrapper it comes in,” says Stargate CEO Sam Nicholson. He has partnered with the school, offering on-the-job training to students, and was quick to note Titcher’s attention to detail when rotoscoping. “A lot of people find it redundant. But Kevin has an amazing ability to concentrate and not get bored with something,” Nicholson says. “Each frame has to be perfect, and he is a perfectionist.”

“Perfectionist” is a label Titcher is eager to take on. “Of course I’m still learning,” he says matter-of-factly. “It’ll take time, but eventually I’ll be a master.”

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Heroes Reborn

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The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will be reborn this fall on NBC as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. Get ready…A new era awaits.

SCAD presents aTVfest in Atlanta

By | All, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Darren
Stargate Studios President, Darren Frankel, speaks on the “Visual Effects for Television” panel during aTVfest in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival, presented by Savannah College of Art and Design, honors standout talent in the digital media and television industry with networking receptions, recognition of television luminaries, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, and screenings. –A big celebration of the small screen!
Check out photos of the panel discussion from the festival here.

Introducing… Thayer Jester, VP of Business Development!

By | All, Los Angeles


Stargate LA would like to welcome the newest member of the Stargate Studios team, Thayer Jester.  As our new VP of Business Development, Thayer brings a great combination of production experience and VFX industry networking to Stargate. Thayer’s enthusiastic approach to sales and marketing will truly highlight all of the amazing creative and production talents at Stargate, which should make for a fantastic 2015 and beyond!