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New Deal Studios is a visual effects studio in started in 1995 as a design and miniature effects facility.
Over the years the company—which was started by Matthew Gratzner, Ian Hunter, and Shannon Blake Gans—has developed into a full-service visual effects studio, with an eye towards producing its own projects. Their first co-production project on a Famke Janssen film, 100 Feet, debuted in 2007. New Deal boasts a full complement of creative services and tools that include shot design, fabrication, photography and digital effects in Los Angeles, California.
Examples of their prominent projects includes Ironman, Batman: The Dark Knight, Watchmen, Hancock, Live Free or Die Hard, Martin Scorsese's The Departed and Shutter Island.