Pala Flicks offers Consulting to Indian CG Industry
Goa based company helps bridge gaps from story development to production
Goa, India, March 31, 2009: India is a land of opportunity. The Indian animation/VFX industries are growing at an incredible rate. There is tremendous potential from education to production if companies can take advantage of the strengths existing on the subcontinent and bolster them with important knowledge from around the world. Pala Flicks has a special combination of “western” background and on the ground experience in India to help companies both here and abroad to make the most the animation and VFX endeavors.
To help companies bridge the gaps they might encounter leveraging the Indian CG industries Pala is offering assistance with new project setup, project review, on-site supervision, pipeline advisory, story/script consulting, IP marketing, and education curriculum analysis. “Our core goals are to assist companies who are considering setting up production in India or already have projects in the works that could benefit working with people who have experience here,” says Pala director Greg Acuna. “We can help both producers and service providers to deal with difficulties that often arise in productions being supervised from far away.” Additional services will aid local producers with IP development through to marketing and educational institutions in understanding how to create world class schools.
These services will be managed by Greg Acuna and Pala’s CG supervisor Jonathan Josenhans. Greg has lived in India more than seven years. He has over 25 years experience as both a project management consultant and in the media industry as a writer, director and producer. He has managed complex technology projects for Paramount Pictures, Arthur Andersen, Exchange Cubed and others bringing to the table everything needed to deal with complicated nature of animation/VFX productions. Jonathan is a graduate of one of the top animation and compositing schools in Germany. He has lived in India almost three years and for the past year has managed Pala’s “Earthlings” project. His understanding of the production pipeline, as well as his organizational and communication skills have been key to producing the show.