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Lindsay Seguin upped to EP at NYC’s FuseFX

Visual effects studio FuseFX has promoted Lindsay Seguin to executive producer in the studio’s New York City office. Seguin is now responsible for overseeing all client relationships at the FuseFX New York office, acting as a strategic collaborator for current and future productions spanning television, commercial and film categories. The company also has an office in LA.

Seguin, who first joined FuseFX in 2014, was previously managing producer. During her time with the company, she has worked with a number of high-profile client productions, including The Blacklist, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist, Mr. Robot, The Get Down and the feature film American Made.

“Lindsay has played a key role in the growth and success of our New York office, and we’re excited for her to continue to forge partnerships with some of our biggest clients in her new role,” says Joseph Bell, chief operating officer and executive VP of production at FuseFX.

“We have a really close-knit team that enjoys working together on exciting projects,” Seguin added about her experience working at FuseFX. “Our crew is very savvy and hardworking, and they manage to maintain a great work/life balance, even as the studio delivers VFX for some of the most popular shows on television. Our goal is to have a healthy work environment and produce awesome visual effects.”

Seguin is a member of the Visual Effects Society and the Post New York Alliance. Prior to making the transition to television and feature work, her experience was primarily in national broadcast and commercial projects, which included campaigns for Wendy’s, Garnier, and Optimum. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in telecommunications. Born in Toronto, Seguin is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.

FuseFX moves LA headquarters to 27,000-square foot facility

Ten-year-old FuseFX, which was founded by VFX supervisor David Altenau, has moved its headquarters to a new 27,000-square-foot facility in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

The two-building campus can accommodate FuseFX’s 150-person onsite staff and features a 10-gigabit infrastructure capable of managing 4K media and other large data files in realtime; four screening rooms, including a 20-seat theater equipped with 4K projection and monitoring systems; and Sohonet broadband connections with FuseFX’s production facilities in New York and Vancouver, which allows artists at the three sites to share data and resources. Space is available for more technical resources including the possible addition of 4K color grading and finishing.

“FuseFX remains committed to building on the success of our Los Angeles office and growing our operation here,” says Altenau, who has an Emmy Award under his belt for American Horror Story: Freak Show. “Our new space will allow us to continue to tap into the tremendous talent and resources in the LA area and provide services to what remains the largest center for entertainment production in the world.”

L-R FuseFX’s CTO Jason Fotter, David Altenau, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and FuseFX EP Tim Jacobsen.

Altenau expects the company’s Los Angeles staff to eventually reach 250. “We have [developed] a highly efficient pipeline that results in better creative communication and quality control, and the faster turnaround of shots. Our artists are able to focus on the creativity in visual effects rather than the technical aspects of the process.”

FuseFX produces visual effects for a host of broadcast television shows, including Scorpion, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Empire, The Blacklist and American Horror Story, as well as a growing number of feature films and commercials. The company recently formed a division focused on virtual reality under the banner FuseVR.

At the studio’s recent opening ceremony, LA’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, said, “FuseFX has been rooted right here in Los Angeles for the last decade because the company understands what our city has to offer: unmatched production resources, vast infrastructure and, of course, the best talent in the business. Fuse is creating opportunity and raising the next generation of animators and designers in LA, right where they belong.”

VFX vet Andrea D’Amico joins FuseFX, working on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Veteran VFX producer Andrea D’Amico has joined Burbank-based FuseFX, bringing with her 25 years of experience, including tenures at Eden FX, Digital Domain, Riot and CIS Hollywood. Most recently, she served as VFX producer at MPC Montreal, working on Fox’s Victor Frankenstein.

D’Amico joins the FuseFX visual effects team on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; FuseFX has received two Emmy nominations and three VES Award nominations for its work on the show.

D’Amico’s many television credits include Warner Bros.’ Person of Interest and Ghost Whisperer and HBO’s Angels in America. Features include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network and Superman Returns. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008 for her work on the History Channel’s TV movie Life After People.

D’Amico has also held executive posts at Ascent Media.  She began her career in New York at Charlex and EFX Unlimited.

FuseFX strengthens VFX pipeline, preps for end-to-end post

Burbank — FuseFX is busy 24/7 these days, providing visual effects for television, film, and commercials. Their credit list is impressive — they are the primary effects house for Disney/Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; they worked on all three seasons of American Horror Story; and provided effects for Hell on Wheels (for which they are nominated in this year’s VES awards for Outstanding Created Environment), Criminal Minds, and Glee, to name a few.

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