President Method Studios

Christian Kubsch is president of Method Studios, the visual-effects unit of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, with bases in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta. Method’s credits include the commercials DirecTV “Troll” (AICP Award for Animation), Super Bowl hit Kia “Space Babies,” Chevy “2012 Silverado” (VES Award and HPA Award winner); and recent films “Iron Man 3,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Argo,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Wrath of the Titans.” ” The Wolverine,” “White House Down,” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Prior to joining Method, Kubsch served as President of Prana Studios, a visual effects & animation studio with operations in Los Angeles and Mumbai. Prana’s VFX credits include “Hitchcock,” “John Carter,” “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.” “Thor.” and “Tron: Legacy.” Prana also provided exclusive digital animation services for “Disney’s Secret Of The Wings,” and “Planes.”

Kubsch joined Prana from ImageMovers Digital (IMD), a joint venture between Academy Award® winning director Robert Zemeckis and The Walt Disney Studios. As IMD’s EVP and General Manager, Kubsch was in charge of Digital Production for “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “Mars Needs Moms,” and pre-production for “The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.”

Previously Kubsch served as the first Managing Director of Lucasfilm in Singapore. He was responsible for start-up, initial build out, and talent acquisition for the studio’s first slate of animation, vfx, and interactive entertainment titles, including “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Kubsch also enjoyed a stint as a production executive at DreamWorks Animation and served as VFX and Animation producer for several other Hollywood studios. His production credits include “Over The Hedge,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “The Matrix: Revolutions & Reloaded,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Titanic,” and “The Mask.”

Earlier Mr. Kubsch joined Douglas Trumbull and his team at IMAX Corporation as Executive Producer and Vice President, where he was responsible for the development and production of special venue films in the company’s 70mm/15perf and Vista Vision formats.

He began his career with Universal Studios in Hollywood, where he coordinated and later production managed and produced several film-based attractions, including “2010,” “Star Trek,” “Back To the Future The Ride,” “T23D,” and “Jurassic Park.”

A native of West-Berlin, Germany, Kubsch graduated from John F. Kennedy International School prior to studying film and theater production at New York’s Long Island University.

Kubsch is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and a founding member of the Visual Effects Society.

 

Speaker years: 
2013