Los Angeles, CA -- LOOK Effects has named visual effects industry veteran Janet Muswell Director of Development for their current and expanding international operations. Janet brings over 20 years of broad industry experience to the newly-created post.
Janet started her career in London in the music video world, working with artists such as The Traveling Wilburys, Alison Moyet, Prefab Sprout, Morrissey, and Paul Young. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she established her reputation for cutting-edge visual effects on a wide range of ground-breaking television series including “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “V.R.5.” From TV she moved into theatrical features, serving as VFX Producer and/or Supervisor on everything from the cult classic Snakes on a Plane, to the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz feature Knight and Day and the recent international hit The Muppets. Equally experienced with major studios or independents on both international and domestic projects, Janet’s extensive background encompasses visual effects and animation for theatrical features, IMAX, television, commercials, stereoscopic special venues and management for a variety of post, visual effects and production companies.
An honored finalist in the 2012 PGA Producers Showcase Competition with her comedy feature Cargo Cult, Janet has recently expanded her efforts to include the development of original projects that build upon her knowledge of the new digital face of the feature industry.
"Last year as VFX Supervisor and Producer on The Muppets, I had the opportunity to work with LOOK and saw the high quality of their product, as well as their outstanding management and creative teams," says Muswell. “The chance to grow their visual effects business, and in addition, to collaborate with them in content creation is extremely intriguing. There are exciting times ahead!”
“Having Janet join us is a big step in the direction we want to go,” says LOOK president Mark Driscoll. “The experience and industry respect she brings with her makes her the perfect person to develop new business in visual effects for an expanding roster of clients and to guide us as we grow our business into new arenas. We are thrilled to have Janet as a new and vital member of our executive team.”
Source: LOOK Effects