Rachelle Lewis, Owner & President of RLT, Inc
Rachelle Lewis has been a talent scout and top recruiter in the animation and visual effects industry for the past 19 years. Before launching her own company Rachelle Lewis Talent in 2006, she held the position of Director of Recruitment for Digital Domain, and was a Senior Recruiter at Sony Pictures Imageworks, and DreamWorks. She began her career as Director of Artistic Recruitment for Klasky Csupo, best known for the TV series Rugrats.
To compliment her expertise in sourcing and placement, Rachelle also brings a deep knowledge and understanding of all positions within the Animation and Visual Effects pipelines. Rachelle has a great eye for quality animation, VFX, and technical talent. This is an invaluable advantage when pursuing very senior and accomplished candidates. She speaks to both ends of the spectrum, from the production artist to the studio executives.
Her client list includes: FuseFX, Framestore, MPC, Sony Pictures Imageworks, CIS Hollywood, Method, The Mill, Brainstorm Digital, Microsoft, Laika, and many others. Recent projects in film include: Beauty and the Beast (2017 release); The Jungle Book (2016 release); Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur (2016 release); Geostorm (2016 release); Guardians of the Galaxy; Maleficent; Godzilla; The Monuments Men; The Amazing Spiderman 2; Prometheus; World War Z; Wrath of the Titans; Life of Pi; John Carter; Sherlock Holmes 2; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Parts 1 and 2), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; 47 Ronin; The Amazing Spiderman; Men in Black III; Hotel Transylvania; and OZ: The Great and Powerful. Projects in TV include: Emmy award winning Boardwalk Empire, and numerous title sequences for shows on HBO and Showtime – some not yet released.
Rachelle lectures at universities and industry events throughout North America and Europe. She acts in an advisory capacity developing the animation and visual effects curricula with universities and works directly with artists in the area of career development. She resides in California.
Maryanna Aramian, Senior Recruiter
Maryanna began her career in broadcasting working in news, barter, and traffic.
She moved into animation, as a checker and supervisor, at various companies including 7th Level, Creative Capers, Duck Soup, and Klasky Csupo; movie highlights include “The Wild Thornberry’s”, “Rugrats Go to Paris”, and “Rugrats Go Wild”.
Next, as management, at Hyperion Pictures, she worked on projects for the WB and the Disney Channel, including “The Proud Family” episodic series and movie; this included work overseas in Korea, and India. Other projects include producing short films and the creation of several e-commerce websites.
Recently, Maryanna has been enjoying working with Rachelle Lewis Talent, seeking out animation and visual effects specialists, for positions at premiere studios around the world.