EXCLUSIVE: Laura Fitzpatrick has joined Sony Pictures Imageworks as VP New Business. In her new function, she will likely be accountable for third get together VFX business growth and strategic planning for long-term development. She can even oversee worldwide gross sales, advertising and marketing and consumer engagement, reporting to EVP Michelle Grady. Upcoming tasks Fitzpatrick may have a hand in embody the animated options The Sea Beast and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Fitzpatrick most lately served as Global Managing Director at visible results company Mr. X, the place she was accountable for strategic development planning, monetary oversight, and administration of groups throughout a number of services.
“Laura is a strategic, forward-thinking executive who is admired by peers throughout the industry,” mentioned Grady. “We are extremely excited to welcome Laura into the Imageworks fold.”
“I am thrilled to join the award-winning team at Sony Pictures Imageworks,” added Fitzpatrick. “Their creativity and innovative genius is unparalleled in the industry and I look forward to expanding their feature and episodic business.”
Prior to her time at Mr. X, Fitzpatrick labored at MPC as an govt producer and VFX producer on tasks together with Artemis Fowl, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Greatest Showman, Murder on the Orient Express, Blade Runner 2049 and Maleficent. The UK native additionally beforehand held VFX producer roles at Pixomondo, Digital Domain and Cinesite. She started her her career in 2006 at Peerless Camera Company, the place she labored on quite a lot of characteristic and quick tasks.
Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. is a unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group—a VFX and computer animation studio primarily based in Vancouver and Culver City. The company acquired Oscars for its work on Spider-Man 2 and the animated quick The ChubbChubbs!, and has additionally contributed to the results and animation of movies together with Spider-Man: No Way Home, Vivo, The Mitchells vs. the Machines and Mulan, amongst many others.