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Bottazzi Promoted to Producer at Guava

Janine Bottazzi has been promoted to producer at the visual effects and animation studio Guava. Bottazzi, who has been with the company since its founding in 2002, will oversee visual effects and animation work for commercials, music videos and other media, and serve as a liaison between clients and Guavas artistic staff. Her current projects include commercials for Coldwell Banker and Neutrogena.

Janine has already touched every aspect of our business, said Dominic Pandolfino, managing partner of Guava/Nice Shoes. She has an artistic background as well as a technical one. Combined with her ability to manage and organize, it makes her a unique producer. People come here for talent of course, and for a smooth and well managed project, and thats why we are so happy to have Janine on our team.

A graduate of the The School of Visual Arts in New York, Bottazzi began her career with Guavas sister facility, Nice Shoes, and went through its intensive post production training program, Jerrys School. She joined Guava at the time of its launch as an assistant producer, and since then she has worked on projects for De Beers, Pampers, Rolex, ING and Pillsbury, among others.

I look forward to working more closely with our clients and helping them make the most of the unique talent and services Guava has to offer, Bottazzi said. One reason that I enjoy working here is that the emphasis is on creativity; each project is given individualized care and attentionand we are committed to maintaining that approach, even as we continue to grow.

New York visual effects studio Guava (www.guavanyc.com) was established for creative artists and producers to make striking images using the most effective means. The creative environment in New York's Chelsea District fosters experimental thinking, exploration and open collaboration between artists and clients. And Guava's involvement at the earliest stages of a project ensures solutions are stunning and practical.