Alonso had been executive producer and executive VP of vfx for the studio. In her expanded role, she will oversee all physical production, post-production and production technical operations for Marvel. She becomes one of the few women to ever hold a position has phyiscal production chief at a studio
David Grant and Mitch Bell, who are both VPs of physical production, had been sharing duties as Marvel’s co-heads of physical production.
Alonso has been a vocal advocate for women in the visual effects industry. The 49-year-old Buenos Aires native began her career in visual effects, including a four-year stint at Digtial Domain. She served as a visual effects producer on around a half-dozen films, including Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven,” before she joined Marvel.
She was co-producer on Marvel’s phase I pictures, then moved up to executive producer on “The Avengers” and has had that title on all Marvel pictures since. She was invited to become a member-at-large of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 2013.
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At Marvel she is known for finding creative ways to control vfx costs and for building a global vfx pipeline for the company.