Managing Director, Prime Focus, Los Angeles

Chris Del Conte is currently at Prime Focus World as Managing Director, Los Angeles, following a successful earlier stint as a Senior Producer between 2008 and 2010. During this time he was instrumental in the "Op's Center" sequences of James Cameron's 'Avatar' and also produced the 3D conversions of 'Cats and Dogs 2' and the infamous 'Clash of the Titans'. He is now responsible for all aspects of the Prime Focus Los Angeles office including View-DT stereo 3D conversions and R&D.

Previously he worked at Technicolor's 3D division, where as Executive Producer, he orchestrated the complete buildup of the division and oversaw conversion projects including DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda' (2008) and the high profile Chinese animated project "The Monkey King". Chris started his career in 1995 working at Amblin Imaging, Steven Spielberg's VFX company, before going to Cinesite where he worked on 'Titanic' and 'Space Jam'. Other film and television VFX producing credits include 'The Matrix Reloaded' and 'The Matrix Revolutions' at Centropolis Effects, as well as 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith', ABC's 'Lost', 'Talladega Nights', and 'Live Free or Die Hard' for Digital Dimension.

In 2006 he won an Emmy for Outstanding Graphic Design for FOX's Super Bowl XXXIX Opener and also received a nomination in 2007 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for HBO's 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee'.

Chris' current duties at Prime Focus include managing the 3D conversions of the Lucasfilm projects Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Of which he is a longtime fan of the franchise and is thrilled to be involved with those projects.
 

Speaker years: 
2012