Netflix Acquire Scanline VFX Studio

Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a trailblazing VFX Supervisor whose proprietary fluid rendering system Flowline won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008. The company has offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Stuttgart, and Seoul. 

Scanline is known for its complex, photorealistic effects and expertise in virtual production. It’s also done an extraordinary job of supporting our creators on everything from the above-mentioned VFX achievements to those in upcoming titles like Don’t Look Up, The Gray Man, Slumberland, The Adam Project and Stranger Things 4. 

Netflix will invest in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce and continue to support the pioneering work that Scanline’s Eyeline Studios is doing in virtual production to push the boundaries of what is visibly possible. 

In addition to working with Netflix, Scanline has done groundbreaking work on everything from Game of Thrones to Godzilla vs Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Going forward, the company will continue to operate as a standalone business and work with their variety of clients.

We’ll also continue to rely on many other studios around the world for our VFX needs so we can continue to ensure that our creators have access to the world’s most innovative tech, and continue to bring the most compelling and cutting-edge storytelling to our members.  

The completion of the Scanline VFX transaction is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2022.

In 2018, Netflix purchased Albuquerque Studios. Before the pandemic in early 2020, the streamer announced it was committing $1 billion in production spending in their expansion of that studio to include an additional 300 acres, making it one of the largest high-tech and sustainable film production facilities in North America. The Harder They Fall was shot there in addition to Army of the Dead, El Camino, Godless, Daybreak, Chambers and Messiah. Netflix also has production hubs in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Brooklyn, New York, and Vancouver.

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