Emmy-Winning R&D Director Christophe Archambault Rejoins Sparx*

2012/10/24

Emmy-Winning R&D Director Christophe Archambault Rejoins Sparx*

Christophe Archambault rejoins the Sparx team in Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam – October 24, 2012 – Sparx is pleased to announce that Christophe Archambault has rejoined the Sparx team in Vietnam as R&D Director.  Mr. Archambault was one of the cofounders of Sparx studio in 1995, and won an Emmy Award for his work on the pioneering Sparx animated series Rolie Polie Olie.

Mr. Archambault brings with him 17 years of experience in software and animation pipeline development. From 1999 to 2004, he worked at the Sparx Vietnam studio designing the animation pipeline and training the development team. In 2005 he cofounded French animation studioTeamTo, developing their pipeline until 2010.

“Christophe is an immensely experienced and talented R&D Director, and we are very pleased to welcome him back to the Sparx team,” said Didier Montarou, General Manager of Sparx. “Sparx Vietnam is a close-knit team, many of us having worked together for the better part of the past decade. Christophe’s return feels like a homecoming.” “I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with my talented friends at Sparx again,” said Mr.Archambault. “Sparx and Vietnam hold a special place in my heart, and I am excited to rejoin under the Virtuos-Sparx umbrella, which will bring new opportunities to the studio and help us reach new heights.”

“Christophe is one of the most experienced R&D Directors in the industry, and brings with him a wealth of experience,” said Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux. “The benefit of his considerable expertise will enable our fast-growing 3D animation team to deliver increasingly large and complex 3D animation projects supported by a world-class technical infrastructure.”

About Sparx
Sparx is a 3D animation company for feature films, TV series and game cinematics. Its credits include the 3D animated feature film “Igor” starring John Cusack. Sparx is part of the Virtuos Group, which is one of the largest digital entertainment production companies in the world with more than 1000 digital production specialists, and locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Vancouver, Saigon, Paris and Tokyo. For more information, please refer to: www.sparx.com

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