Encore, which specializes in post production and visual effects, has named Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) VP of business development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide.
Having served as VP of business development, post, at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company’s thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
“JT comes from a diverse background rooted in VFX and has a deep understanding of how projects move through our facility,” says Encore EVP Bill Romeo. “She’s incredibly conscious of the time constraints studios face in delivering episodic content as well as the effort required by our artists to craft compelling visuals for a given series.”
“With the rise of new original programming from new entertainment platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, television is experiencing a resurgence of content and the demand for VFX is greater than ever,” reports Tellefsen. “Encore’s VFX department has grown more than five times over since I came on board and they recently won an Emmy for their shots on ‘Banshee.’ The work that is being done by our artists is amazing, and I’m excited to be a part of the VFX division.”
In her post business development role with Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company with locations worldwide, JT worked closely with Romeo to expand beyond traditional markets and forge strategic partnerships with outside vendors.
Prior to Encore, JT spent more than a decade at PostWorks Los Angeles and Technicolor, where she primarily focused on television projects. She got her start in the industry working in VFX and is now heading back to her roots.