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July 18, 2005

Tippett Adds Pair to Production Fold

Here is the official press release that Tippett Studio Announces Key Senior Management Changes and below:

Tippett Studio in the news @ The Hollywoodreporter.com...

July 18th, 2005

By Sheigh Crabtree

Tippett Studio, the Academy Award-winning visual effects firm founded by Phil Tippett, has confirmed senior management changes.

The studio said Friday that Kip Larsen and Carolyn Pistone have joined as executive producer and head of production, respectively. The execs replace Alonzo Ruvalcaba, Tippett's previous head of production, who is leaving after nearly 11 years to produce a film.

"It has been a true privilege to work with Phil Tippett and Jules Roman and the brilliant group of artists and production staff at Tippett Studio," Ruvalcaba said.

He and partner Kenneth Bielenberg, the "Shrek" visual effects supervisor at Pacific Data Images, are teaming with writer-producer Christian McLaughlin for the upcoming project, a gay-themed horror movie, and will direct under their production company, Eyebeam Pictures.

At Tippett, previous Industrial Light + Magic exec Larsen will supervise the production management team and is responsible for project bidding. Pistone, previously an animation exec at DreamWorks, will oversee all aspects of the production environment, providing guidance to the creative management staff.

Tippett Studio has created visual effects for more than 50 films, including "Hellboy" and "The Matrix Revolutions." Tippett is working on Disney's "Shaggy Dog" and Paramount's "Charlotte's Web."

-via the hollywoodreporter.com

  

Posted by dschnee at July 18, 2005 9:55 AM