Mr. Textor is currently Chairman of Pulse Entertainment Corporation, a creatively driven, digital production company, recently founded, to focus on specialized, high-impact applications of visual effects and computer-generated imagery in Holographic Virtual performances and Live Concerts, Family-focused Animation Feature Films, Live-action Feature Films and Education.
Mr. Textor is active in the development of entertainment properties across a broad spectrum of venues and technology platforms. In addition to his leadership in the extended uses of photo-realistic, digital humans, he is also currently a Producer of Art Story, an original animated feature film currently being developed by Disney veteran filmmakers Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams.
He was also Producer and Executive Producer of Ender’s Game, a science fiction fantasy film scheduled for global release in November 2013.
Mr. Textor was previously Chairman and CEO of Digital Domain, having led its rebuilding campaign from May 2006 to August 2012. The company was responsible for the visual effects of more than 80 large scale feature films, 25 of which were completed during Mr. Textor’s leadership, including such films as Transformers, Flags of our Fathers, Tron:Legacy, Real Steel and Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End. During this time, Digital Domain was re-established as a market leader in visual effects, winning multiple Academy Awards, Clio advertising awards and, importantly, being recognized as the first visual effects company to deliver a believable digital human actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the latter having been recognized with a 2009 Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects.
Other highlights during Mr. Textor’s tenure included the break-through introduction of a digital Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music festival in 2012, the consummation of a joint venture for the digital resurrection of Elvis Pressley, the creation of a first of its kind, dual-enrolment Bachelor’s program with Florida State University, completion of a $100 million joint venture agreement with the sovereign media authority of Abu Dhabi and the transformation of Digital Domain into a film production company with the co-production of Ender’s Game.