Bi-coastal visual effects company Shade VFX has promoted Lisa Maher, former biz dev executive, to the position of executive producer with primary responsibility for overseeing the studio’s Los Angeles-based productions.
Maher assumes her new role not long after Shade VFX was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Special Effects in a Supporting Role for the Netflix series Daredevil.
Maher joined the shade VFX team in 2013, bringing with her over 20 years in the film industry, primarily producing visual effects for facilities such as Rhythm & Hues and CIS Hollywood. She completed production on over 25 feature films before transitioning into business development. Prior to joining Shade, she worked for Dr. D Studios and Fuel VFX.
Maher emphasizes that regardless of the title change, her key goals won’t change. “Focusing on the needs of our clients will still be my primary mission.”
“Lisa has been one of the driving forces of Shade’s recent and rapid expansion and growth. While acting as our business development executive, Shade’s revenues grew 300 percent by the end of 2014, and are on target for even more growth in 2015,” says CEO Bryan Godwin.
The Shade team has lent their expertise to projects such as Daredevil, True Detective, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Intern, Black Sails, Olive Kitteridge, 22 Jump Street, Selma, Behind the Candelabra and The Wolverine among many others. They are in post for a number of projects at this time, including Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, to be released in 2016.