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Glenn Entis

Glenn Entis is a pioneer in the fields of Computer Animation and Video Games. His first job in computer graphics was on a Rutt-Etra video synthesizer in 1977. In 1982, he co-founded Pacific Data Images, the CG studio that later became the northern studio of Dreamworks Animation. In 1996, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg recruited him to run Dreamworks Interactive, their videogame joint venture with Microsoft. As CEO of that joint venture, Glenn oversaw a successful slate of titles, including the critically acclaimed and best selling Medal of Honor series. When Electronic Arts acquired Dreamworks Interactive in 2000, Glenn moved onto the EA Worldwide Studios executive team, eventually becoming SVP/Chief Visual Officer/Chief Technical Officer for EA WW Studios which comprised 14 locations and about 6000 employees.

 

Entis is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (with Honors) and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. After graduation he studied computer graphics under the legendary Dr. Ed Catmull at what was then the center of the CG world, New York Institute of Technology. He has worked as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard and Ampex prior to co-founding Pacific Data Images, and in 1998 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts (Academy Award) for his design and implementation of PDI’s animation software. Glenn currently advises a variety of companies in animation, virtual reality, and videogames.