John Fragomeni is appointed President of the creative studio, Mirada.
Los Angeles, CA -- John Fragomeni has been appointed President of Mirada, the creative studio founded in December 2010 by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, and Motion Theory co-founders Javier Jimenez and director Mathew Cullen.
In his new role, Fragomeni will help lead business development efforts for Mirada, implement new creative strategies, and continue to manage and oversee the studio’s diverse portfolio of design, visual effects, animation, digital and interactive production, and developing technology.
“John has been with Mirada since we opened our doors, and he has skillfully planned and guided the growth of the studio with a rare combination of strong creative, technical, and business leadership," said Jimenez. "John is one of those unique finds, and has been integral in the studio's success and I'm looking forward to working closely with John and supporting his vision of Mirada.”
Over the past two years, Fragomeni has been responsible for developing the company’s robust technological infrastructure, building its pipeline from the ground up, and curating a growing talent base of over 160 employees. His push into digital production has resulted in IBM's Centennial THINK exhibit at the Lincoln Center, the Rome interactive music video with Google, and bestselling author Cornelia Funke's living storybook app, "MirrorWorld." As Mirada's Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, he has helped oversee both concept development and visual effects for Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated blockbuster, Pacific Rim. Fragomeni’s previous film credits include Terminator: Salvation and the second and third installments in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
“Mirada has been my home since its December 2010 launch, and I am thrilled to be appointed President,” said Fragomeni. “We are building something special at Mirada; it is truly a sanctuary for storytellers looking to test the limits of creativity and technology. My new role is an extension of what I've been immersed in, but I’m very excited to get to work and help Mirada continue its incredible growth.”
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.