Mumbai(UNI): Hollywood producer Barrie Osborne, of the 'Lord
of the Rings' fame, and his colleague Michael Peyser and
Indian animation film maker N Madhusudhanan are joining hands to
set up a digital studio in Chennai, called 'Vayu Digital'.
Prefixing Vayu (Hindi for wind) for the studio's name is indicative
of the swiftness with which India is growing fast on the global
animation and VFX map, an e-mail quoting Madhusudhanan said. To be
set up in Chennai with a local partner, the studio will have its
head office in Los Angeles, he said, adding it will have 50-75
artistes. A combination of western and local talent, the studio
will raise the headcount to 250-300 in the next couple of years.
''We are not competing with Hollywood's visual effects majors but
are looking to provide a complementary role instead,'' the Indian
film producer said.