We are extremely thrilled to announce our former Business Development Executive, Lisa Maher, has been named Executive Producer at Shade VFX.
Lisa joined the Shade VFX team in 2013 and has been an essential driving force in our rapid expansion and growth. She worked for Dr. D. Studios and Fuel VFX prior to joining Shade. With more than 20 years experience in the film industry, primarily producing visual effects at Rhythm & Hues and CIS-Hollywood, Lisa worked on more than 25 feature films before shifting her professional focus to business development.
“While acting as our Business Development Executive, Shade’s revenues grew 300% by the end of 2014, and are on target for even more growth in 2015,” Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin told Studio Daily. Shade’s Vice President David Van Dyke added that, “Elevating Lisa to our Executive Producer position is a huge boost to Shade and will only strengthen our continued growth in both Los Angeles and New York.”
Lisa has worked tremendously hard to promote collaborative, trusting relationships with new and existing clients in her two years as Business Development Executive. “Being part of the Shade team has been such a rewarding experience. I feel that my move into this new role will only serve to strengthen our already successful relationships,” she told Digital Journal this week.
“Focusing on the needs of our clients will still be my primary mission. I look forward to collaborating with Bryan, David and our talented crews in both Los Angeles and New York on our many upcoming projects,” Lisa emphasized. “We offer a full range of services, but we are committed to supporting filmmakers through our expertise in supporting visual effects – effects that are completely invisible to the audience but totally essential to the storytelling process. With our recent Emmy nomination in that category, it’s a very exciting time for us.”
We wholeheartedly agree and couldn’t be happier to have someone of her calibre overseeing all the work coming through our sunny Santa Monica studio, including the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Congratulations, Lisa!