CIS Vancouver announced today that Janet Yale, a seasoned facility executive and visual effects producer, has joined the CIS Vancouver management team as Head of Digital Studio. Most recently Yale has been an independent visual effects producer working at CIS and completed work on "Salt," "Tooth Fairy," "Zombieland" and others. The announcement was made by Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CIS Vancouver.

"We are thrilled to have a person of Janet's caliber join our management team. Janet has been a producer with CIS for a number of years and the combination of her production and facility experience makes her uniquely qualified to step into the Head of Digital Studio position. Janet will be a great asset as we continue to grow our visual effects business in Vancouver, as well as integrate with our Hollywood and Sydney operations," states Hoffman. "Janet is so well respected by our team and our clients that this was an easy decision to make."

A twenty year industry veteran, Yale began her visual effects career as a producer at Computer Film Company (CFC) in London working on such films as "The Hudsucker Proxy," "Braveheart," "Con-Air," "The Truman Show" and "The Insider." She was also a digital effects producer for CFC on "Doctor Dolittle," "Mission: Impossible II" and "Pleasantville." Yale continued with visual effects producing on "Dolores Claiborne," "The Big Lebowski," "American Beauty" and then onto "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Matrix Revolutions," "The Ladykillers" and "Constantine" for ESC.

"I'm happy to be joining this very talented CIS team as their Head of Digital Studio. I've worked with them over the last few years and have been so impressed with their creativity and elegant and efficient solutions to complex visual effects challenges. I'm looking forward to helping them grow and garner more challenging work as the company and Vancouver continues to become a major hub for the visual effects world," says Yale.

Prior to CFC, Yale entered the visual effects business at the London optical house, Camera Effects. She then joined CFC during the initial phase of the digital era in London and established their Los Angeles base in the 1993. From there she was recruited to help establish ESC Entertainment which was set up by Warner Bros. to complete The Matrix sequels, growing the company from an empty building to a facility of 200 within a year. She has been working in Vancouver for the past five years.

Most recently prior to her new position, Yale produced "Piranha 3D" and a 'Shout' commercial for CIS. Currently in production are "Red Dawn" and "Green Hornet," in association with CIS Hollywood, "Red" and a commercial for "Nutrisystem."

About CIS
CIS Visual Effects Group is an award-winning international visual effects entity with facilities in Hollywood, Vancouver and Sydney. The company services high-end feature film, television, commercial and gaming clients in the global marketplace. CIS Hollywood, founded in 1984, is one of the industry's most respected visual effects facilities. In early 2008, the company launched CIS Vancouver, in 2009 established Rok!t® Studio and recently launched CIS-Postmodern in Sydney. With its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated. CIS Visual Effects Group is a wholly-owned affiliate of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.