Girish Balakrishnan is Director of Virtual Production at Netflix. In this role, he supports Netflix filmmakers and creators to enhance their storytelling through the use of new production technologies such as gameplay and virtual reality. He also oversees the company’s Virtual Production R&D initiative, NLAB. Throughout his career, Girish has sat at the intersection of real-time graphics and virtual cinematography at companies such as MPC, Digital Domain, and Side Effects Software working on the R&D of innovative visualization paradigms for filmmakers. Most recently, his involvement in productions such as Disney’s THE LION KING and Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE helped engage directors, production designers, and DPs through the use of game engine technologies and virtual/augmented reality.