Jeffrey G. Varga
Director/Editor/Visual Effects Supervisor
Jeffrey G. Varga has functioned in almost every capacity of the Hollywood motion picture industry over the last 20 years working on almost every stage in town. Mr. Varga began his career after attending film school in the early 80's landing a position as a Production Coordinator at Charlie Band's highly lucrative Empire Pictures. There he learned the art of making low budget productions look like millions more.
Continuing on from serving Jim Cameron on THE ABYSS, he shares in the achievement of an Academy Award for outstanding special effects designs in the creation of TERMINATOR II, having staffed the artists and supervising much of the nuclear blast and steel pour sequences. In 2004 and 2005 he created visual effects for I ROBOT, BLADE 3, SPIDERMAN II, PINK PANTHER and FANTASTIC FOUR among numerous others.
In the 90's juggling multiple career objectives, Mr. Varga became a reputable creative force behind the filming of commercial products, motion pictures and television productions. He has worked with ABC, CBS, NBC, WB, CAROLCO, SONY, MGM, 20th CENTURY FOX, PARAMOUNT, and UNIVERSAL among many others and has worked on TV shows including STAR TREK ENTERPRISE, GILMORE GIRLS, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and DREW CAREY'S GREEN SCREEN SHOW. Mr.
Varga also spent a number of years as a marketing advisor to independent producers and distributors, cutting movie trailers and designing movie posters. One of his proudest achievements was originating the SCREAM movie key art concept. His long-term clients have included Joel Coler former Head of Marketing for 20th Century Fox and Michael Baumohl former V.P. Int'l Marketing at Warner Bros. and Lucusfilm's European division. Together, he helped launch a new theatrical distribution company, AMPG, serving as it's Creative Director for movie releases such as DINNER RUSH.
Many of the movies he has produced and directed have been released into the home video market and have consistently generated revenues triple of the investments, usually within 6 months of release. Having an intuition for what audience crave, he developed and produced several TV pilots such as SPY GIRL whose characters and styles became popular years later through similar series such as James Cameron's DARK ANGEL and ALIAS.
He has functioned as a producer and creative director for a multitude of TV commercials for the direct response market and for government contractors such as Raytheon. Mr. Varga continues to build relationships and companies in order to produce a fresh breed of storytelling entertainment.
Today he is packaging numerous big budgeted projects while also pursuing a production slate of 5 lower budgeted supernatural thrillers movies per year for lower risk private investments.