The Yard’s opening in Montpellier – A glimpse of the Inauguration Party

  • 2023-07-21
On June 20, The Yard celebrated its opening in Montpellier. Check the images of this memorable evening ! 

Last month, on June 20, The Yard VFX celebrated the opening of its new studio in Montpellier during a very special evening party, which was attended by major players in Montpellier and Occitanie region, including our key partners : ArtFX school, Dark Matters, PICS Studio and GGL.

On this special occasion, Hind Emad, Vice-President for economic and digital development at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, gave a warm welcome to The Yard :

Hind Emad of Montpellier Mediterranee Metropole welcoming the opening of the new studio of The Yard in Montpellier. opening party
Hind Emad, Vice-president for economic and digital development at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole ©naïri

On behalf of Michaël Delafosse, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, and of the Occitanie region, I'd like to say how proud and delighted we are to welcome you to Montpellier. Thank you for brining us all together. I think it's moments like these that make new projects rise.

Hind EmadVice-president for economic and digital development at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

Laurens Ehrmann, Founder and CEO of The Yard, also thanked everyone for joining the event. He expressed his happiness on the opening of the new branch of The Yard in Montpellier as a way to develop the company’s mission of keeping and attracting international projects in France, so that French talent can stay in France and in the region.

Laurens Ehrmann, Founder and CEO of The Yard VFX, speaking at the opening party in Montpellier
Laurens Ehrmann, Founder and CEO at The Yard ©naïri

That's what unites ArtFX, PICS Studio and Dark Matters today : a passion for images, and a passion for people too - working with people, and putting people back at the heart of our businesses and our projects. Our ambition is to continue to grow here in Montpellier, and create around 50 new jobs over the next 18 months. By doing so, we wish to contribute enabling talented students and professionals in VFX to stay in the region.

Laurens EhrmannFounder and CEO of The Yard VFX

Watch below some footage of the evening party and catch up with the speech given by Hind Emad and Laurens Ehrmann (in French):

Credits Video : Luca Cheynut and Florian Rousset-Puy

The news of the opening has been widely covered by France press. See some coverage below :


« This news confirms both the dynamism of Montpellier and the surrounding region, which has seen strong growth in animation and visual effects studios in recent years, and The Yard’s growing momentum. The team led by founder Laurens Ehrmann has landed some fine projects, including the latest Indiana Jones, John Wick 4 and The Gray Man.. »

Read the full article here.

Ecran Total

« The VFX company founded by Laurens Ehrmann is attracting more and more projects, and has just set up in Montpellier. »

Read the full article here.

Le Film Français publie un article à propos de l'ouverture de The Yard à Montpellier.

Le Film Français

« The world-renowned visual effects company opens a second studio in Montpellier, in the Hôtel des Entreprises du Millénaire. »

Read the full article here.

« The Yard is one of the few French studios which core business is international projects. »

Read the full article here.


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