(Los Angeles, CA--March 6, 2018) Premier visual effects studio FuseFX
today announced the appointment of Joseph Bell
as chief operating officer and executive vice president of production, with responsibility for client-centric processes and operations, including production team management and company expansion.
Bell is an award-winning production executive with more than a decade of experience in the visual effects industry including a wide mix of film and television work. Most recently, he was executive producer at CoSA VFX, where he was the first hire and was instrumental in scaling the company to a team of 160 people. Bell’s previous experience includes roles with Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Dimension and Pixel Magic. Notable projects throughout his career include Star Trek (2009), The Gifted, Minority Report (TV), Person of Interest, Fringe, Revolution, Almost Human, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Live Free or Die Hard, among many others.
“As FuseFX continues to grow and expand in response to increasing client demand, we are pleased to make thoughtful strategic hires such as bringing Joseph on board,” said David Altenau, co-founder and CEO of FuseFX. “We know his strengths center around a deep commitment to excellent customer service, as well as his strong operational and production team leadership. We are pleased to welcome him to the team at this exciting time in our business.”
Bell added, “FuseFX has a strong track record of stellar work and smart processes behind the scenes. My newly developed role complements the company’s growth trajectory. It also represents a commitment on the part of FuseFX to offering superior service to our clients every step of the way. I’m proud to be a part of such an impressive team and am excited to see what the future holds.”
Bell is a longtime member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences®. He holds an MFA in Film & TV Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and a Global Executive MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore. He was nominated for EMMY® Awards for his work with Gotham (2015) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).
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FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects studio that services discerning clients in the television, film, commercials, games and special venues industries. The company is a highly regarded, dominant force in visual effects for episodic television, with increasing work on commercials, feature films, as well as VR productions through its FuseVR division. Founded in 2006 by David Altenau with Tim Jacobsen and Jason Fotter joining as co-founders, today FuseFX employs more than 300 personnel in three studio locations; Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. FuseFX offers the resources of a large studio with a steadfast commitment to the boutique-style client service it has offered since inception. For more information, please visit www.fusefx.com