The upcoming episode of Ask Me Anything: VFX Pros Tell All is all set to feature Sony Pictures Imageworks EVP Michelle Grady where she will engage with the VFX community, touching upon various aspects of the industry.
The episode aims to chronicle her journey along with the challenges and hurdles she faced during her journey to inspire the next generation of artists and aspirants who wish to join the industry.
Michelle Grady is EVP, General Manager of Sony Pictures Imageworks, responsible for overall operations, strategy, planning, and production. She most recently oversaw production of the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Pictures Animation), SMALLFOOT (Warner Animation Group), and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia Pictures).
Michelle has spent 26 years in the Visual Effects and Post-production industry in Vancouver, where her career grew alongside the expanding film production business in the city.
She joined Imageworks from the visual effects studio MPC, where she served as head of film, managing projects including SUICIDE SQUAD (Warner Bros.), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Warner Bros.), GODZILLA (Warner Bros.), MALEFICENT (Disney) and the Academy Award-winning LIFE OF PI (Fox).
Prior to MPC, Grady was vice president and general manager at Technicolor, overseeing a 35mm film laboratory, digital post production and VFX divisions.
Michelle is Chair of the Animation & VFX Alliance of BC, an Executive Board Member of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA), Executive Board Member of Women in Animation, and Executive Committee Member of Creative BC.
This episode is ideal for anyone who aims to pursue VFX as a career.