Vancouver, Canada-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has signed Wilson Tang to a first-look deal to develop and direct animated digital features and content.
Tang’s agreement marks the beginning of Rainmaker’s effort to establish a team of top animation directors, producers and storytellers as it expands from its work-for-hire business to the creation, development and production of its own properties.
Tang’s credits include work on Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, Steven Spielberg’s A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Ang Lee’s The Hulk.
Tang recently led the new Rainmaker creative team to produce and direct an animated short film for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai, China. He comes to Rainmaker from Electronic Arts Canada, where he has served as senior art director and franchise creative director. Prior to Electronic Arts, he was the visual effects art director for George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) for seven years.