"Movie and TV SFX firms always seem to want more IT resources"
Back in the day it seemed the guys with that profile were the people who did geophysics simulation and imaging IE taking seismic survey data and reconstructing the underlying rock strata, usually for oil and gas deposits.
Once upon a time the goal was the fabled "Mega Korean Machine."* but I suspect we've long passed that limit.
*Koreans being the cheapest animators on the planet at the time.