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Curious Pictures promotes Boo Wong

BOO WONG has been promoted to head the CGI Department atCurious Pictures, the bi-coastal, live-action, graphics, special effectsand animation studio, it was announced today by Executive Producer/Head ofProduction Richard Winkler. Wong, 33, succeeds Tammy Walters, who recentlyleft the company to pursue a career as a producer. In her new post, Wongwill be responsible for the overall operation of the CGI departmentincluding scheduling, media flow, resource management, evaluation andpurchase of software and hardware, and in-house producing for the high-end,3D computer generated imagery department which provides 3D animation andeffects, digital compositing, digital ink and paint, 2D graphics, andintegrated motion control/motion tracking. Wong, who joined Curious as anintern four years ago, most recently was the company's Senior Compositorcreating digital effects for clients such as Cap'N Crunch, Kraft, Wendy's,Showtime and HBO. She was also the in-house Visual Effects Supervisor onlive-action, stop-motion and effects shoots, and the project lead onnumerous CG jobs including several Cap'N Crunch and Kraft Macaroni & Cheesespots. Prior to working in digital production, Boo Wong, spent eight yearsimmersed in the world of modern dance. In addition to choreographingoriginal work for companies in the United States, Europe and Asia forstage, film and broadcast, she performed and studied under such notables asSankai Juku, Doug Varone, and Merce Cunningham. During this period she alsoacted in the Japanese film, RAFFLES HOTEL, as well as acting and modelingin numerous TV commercials and print ads in Asia for clients includingAmerican Express Hong Kong and Swatch. A native of Singapore, Boo Wong cameto the United States to earn her degree in Electrical Engineering, with anemphasis in computers, from California State University, Fullerton, CA. Shemakes her home in New York City with Voltaire, a director of stop-motionand live-action commercials, and their son, Mars.