Dave Taritero is currently working at The Walt Disney Company as the Senior Vice President of Visual Effects and Production. In this position, Taritero casts and oversees VFX facilities and teams on all Disney Motion Picture Group films recently including Aladdin, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, VFX Oscar® nominated Christopher Robin and Visual Effects Oscar® winning The Jungle Book. Films currently in prep/production include The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Cruella, and The One and Only Ivan.
Prior to joining Disney, Taritero was a freelance Visual Effects Supervisor/Producer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, leading the Boardwalk team to 2011 & 2012 Emmy® wins for Special Visual Effects. Previously, Taritero served as visual effects producer and additional visual effects supervisor on HBO’s The Pacific earning an Emmy® and a VES award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

Before entering the freelance world, Dave Taritero was senior visual effects producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks where he worked on many films including I Spy, Charlie’s Angels, Click, and Bewitched. Taritero was nominated for a VES award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture for his efforts on Bad Boys II.
Taritero began his relationship with HBO while working at Pacific Title/Mirage Studios. After completing the visual effects on a number of episodes for the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, his team received an Emmy® nomination for their efforts.
Taritero began his career in visual effects at Warner Brothers Imaging Technology (WBIT) in 1994. Starting as a visual effects coordinator, he quickly rose to visual effects producer, working on numerous commercials and features such as Conspiracy Theory, Eraser and Batman Forever.

Dave Taritero sessions


As a Studio, how do you choose your VFX vendor?
Tuesday, June 4th

The nature of the VFX decision makers panel is to discuss the process and partnerships between the Studios who “buy” VFX and the vendors who create “sell” the VFX. Understanding how Studios select their VFX partners, creating a trusting relationship, mitigate their risk and sometimes reallocate resources in the purpose of this discussion which will […]