Chris Ferriter

Daniel Gregoire to Become Chairman of the Board

Halon Entertainment’s Chris Ferriter has been promoted to the position of CEO, replacing company founder Daniel Gregoire, who becomes chairman of the board.

Before joining Halon as the head of game cinematics in 2016, Ferriter had been managing director at Divisive Media Australia, following a run as managing producer at game publishers THQ, Midway and Ubisoft and as lead designer at EA Sports, Halon said. At Halon, he will be charged with overseeing business development in film, TV, gaming and live event visualizations.

“Thanks to our exceptional artists and producers, Halon has experienced unprecedented growth,” said Gregoire in a prepared statement. “Our clients are retaining Halon for the entire visualization process through final VFX and cinematics work. Chris has the creative understanding and business acumen to keep pace with the studio’s expansion, while retaining our core collaborative principles and creative standards.”

Founded in 2003, the Santa Monica-based Halon is a full-service studio specializing in storyboards, previs, postvis, techvis, pitchvis, VFX and videogame cinematics. Halon’s recent projects include Valerian, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Transformers: The Last Knight.