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Established in 1996, The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production. The company is led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team which still includes the original founders. The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff. This rapidly growing UK company has over 110 employees distributed between the company's London headquarters and Los Angeles offices.
The Foundry has a well-established client base that includes leading visual effects facilities worldwide, such as Warner Bros, The Moving Picture Company, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain. It is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing.
The company develops two products containing AMPAS Sci-Tech Award® winning technology - the high-end compositing system NUKE and the FURNACE image processing package - as well as suites of plug-in tools supporting a wide range of other vendors' systems including Adobe After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS and Apple's Final Cut Pro. The company's product portfolio is expanding with the recently announced launch of MARI - a revolutionary new 3D Texture painting application originally developed internally at Weta Digital . The company also has a number of other new products in development.
The Foundry's technology touches most Hollywood blockbusters that reach our screens, as well as numerous television and commercial productions. The company's products have facilitated ambitious effects sequences on features including Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, District 9, Ice Age 3, 2012, A Christmas Carol, Transformers, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, The King's Speech, Tron: Legacy and many more.