Weta Digital hires former Disney animation exec Ann Le Cam to join production team

January 13, 2021

Weta Digital hires Ann Le Cam as the visual effects company’s SVP global talent and animation production.

She brings three decades of senior leadership experience at the Walt Disney Company, where she last served as SVP for Studio Planning and Talent at Walt Disney Animation Studios. While at Disney, she held executive positions heading up Production, Studio Planning, Data Analytics and Human Resources. Le Cam will be based in Weta Digital’s Los Angeles offices and report to CEO Prem Akkaraju.

At Disney Animation, Le Cam led the production resource structure for all projects, developed integrated partnerships within production and technology, redesigned the studio’s people and talent structures, strategies and organisation, and created an engaged inclusive community in support of all films, shorts and special projects. During her tenure, the studio released a string of critically and financially acclaimed successes, including Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph 1 & 2, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana and Frozen 1 & 2.

“Throughout her career, Ann has built a reputation for innovative thinking, transformational leadership and production excellence,” said CEO Akkaraju. “As we expand Weta globally and into original content and animation, it was important to bring in someone of Ann’s caliber in this leadership role.”

“Weta is a company where quality, risk-taking and innovation are key and it is such an exciting time in its evolution” said Le Cam. “The growth plan is ambitious and remains true to the investment in top talent that has been the bedrock of Weta’s success so far. The challenges ahead will bring new opportunities for talent around the globe to continue the good work in new ways. I look forward to working with Prem and the team at Weta in the exciting chapter ahead.”

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