Debra Blanchard, owner of Fringe Talent was featured on the Nouva Podcast and was able to share her experience working as a recruiter in the Animation, VFX, Games & Theme entertainment industries. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Debra discusses how she began her career in recruiting and highlights a few milestones
Fringe is working with a fast-paced VFX studio in Los Angeles. This is an established studio, working on high end
Fringe is working with a high profile client in Los Angeles who is expanding their compositing team, and is looking
Helping the best...get better
Fringe Talent President Debra Blanchard Knight started her career in animation production for Warner Brother’s TV, where she worked on the Emmy Award winning series, “Tiny Toon Adventures”. From there she joined George Lucas’ studio, Industrial Light & Magic, where she began her recruiting career working on the second of the Star Wars trilogies. She then went on to head up recruiting for DreamWorks Animation, staffing multiple feature projects such as “Shrek”, “Madagascar”, “Over the Hedge” and “Sharktale”.
Since that time, Debra has gone on to build and then head recruiting for Starz Animation, overseeing hiring for their LA, Vancouver and Toronto studios, as well as heading recruiting for Fox’s Blue Sky Studios, creator of the popular “Ice Age” franchise.
With the formation of Fringe Talent in 2007, Debra has created a powerful resource for studios and productions all over the world. Together with her team of experienced recruiters she brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts and recruiting expertise unmatched in the industry.