Belén Palos is named head of production and Chris Kiser is named COO; Kiser will remain active in creative efforts while mapping out the strategic growth opportunities for the studio.
Glassworks has promoted two leaders from their Amsterdam-based production team. Belén Palos has been named head of production alongside Chris Kiser, who assumes the role of chief operating officer. The duo has been involved with many projects and are credited with contributing to the company’s successes in recent years. The two assume their new roles as the VFX house launches a new brand identity. The company is launching a new website, a studio “Anthem Film,” and a fresh face across social media.
Beginning in 2015, Palos has served as senior VFX producer in both Glassworks’ Barcelona and Amsterdam branches. She has produced large advertising campaigns, animated sequences for feature films, music videos, and immersive content for brands and studios worldwide. Palos is well respected by her teammates and has received consistent praise from creative partners.
“I love working alongside the beautiful and brilliant team at Glassworks, and the fact that creativity and excellence are, year after year, the motor that keeps them going,” shared Palos. “But I especially enjoy the work in our production team. I love our producers and coordinator, and I’m most proud of the work they put forward every day. I hope that in this new role I’ll be able to assist them and provide the necessary tools so they can make the most out of their talent. And I thank Chris for his previous work in the department and know that in his new role he’ll lead with confidence and vision.”
Kiser joined Glassworks in 2018 as executive producer and new business director after relocating from New York to Amsterdam. He has been instrumental in the Amsterdam branch’s growth and expansion to a full-service production studio having nurtured relationships with agency and production partners worldwide. Kiser will remain active in Glassworks’ creative efforts while mapping out the strategic growth opportunities for the studio.
“Glassworks was built on a foundation of innovation and artistry,” commented Kiser. “We take great pride in combining the right talent for each opportunity presented to us and strive to foster creativity while balancing individual needs and goals. I am consistently inspired by the dedication and tenacity of our team and look forward to supporting their work while meeting the evolving needs of our clients. Having Belén on board as our HOP gives us an extra boost to face these new challenges and I’m excited to start this next chapter together.”
Meeting current global challenges, Glassworks has adapted to the remote workflows required to keep clients and staff safe while continuously delivering high caliber VFX content.