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Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Business - Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Mike Vogel | 1/1/2011

• JOHN TEXTOR
Chairman/CEO, Digital Domain Holidings - Port St. Lucie

John Textor
[Photo:Steven Martine]
Creating Digital Jobs

John Textor continued to push Florida into digital entertainment in 2010. After securing $20 million in state incentives in 2009 to expand Venice, Calif.-based entertainment company Digital Domain in Port St. Lucie, Textor last year secured a $10-million grant for a startup FSU digital animation college in West Palm Beach at a downtown site where Textor will build a $70-million education arm of Digital Domain. Digital Domain, which Textor's Wyndcrest acquired in 2006, has Titanic, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button and other films to its credit. The Port St. Lucie location is well ahead of the pace needed to create the 500 jobs, paying an average of $65,000, he's promised to create.


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