Media and VFX production veteran brings 27+ years of experience to new role helping expand the studio’s design and animation capabilities.
NYC-based production studio, Hornet, has announced the hire of industry veteran, Anne Skopas, as executive producer. Bringing extensive industry experience, as well as a desire to continue producing innovative work, to her new role, she will work alongside Hornet managing director, Hana Shimizu, focusing on evolving and expanding the studio’s design and animation capabilities.
“Simply put, Anne is a legend,” commented Shimizu. “I’m beyond thrilled to welcome her to the team. Her legacy and commitment to world-class creativity is something that I deeply respect and firmly believe will shape Hornet’s growth and evolution as a brand.”
Skopas recently joined the team from Buck, where spent the last 10 years overseeing the progression of their animation and design and solidifying herself as a pioneering force in the world of media production. Prior to Buck, she spent 17 years as a visual effects, live action, and post-production producer. She has worked with a range of brands - including Facebook, Apple, Coca-Cola, Sherwin Williams, IBM, and Google - in a broad range of industries, from advertising to broadcast media, manufacturing to consumer goods.
“Hornet produces such beautiful, inspiring work,” Skopas said. “I’ve always loved the director model and sense of unique voices and authorship that comes with it.”
“I’ve known Anne for many years and have always admired her,” noted Hornet managing partner, Michael Feder. “She has always struck me as someone with a deep understanding of the industry and how best to navigate through it. She is well-liked by agency producers, clients, internal teams, and artists alike. Her admiration, especially, for the artists she works with and helps champion makes her such a good fit for Hornet. She’s got character, honesty, and she is just an all-around good person. I am so happy she’s on our team.”
“For me, the most important things are: 1) Working with really nice, smart people, and 2) Working with great artists,” added Skopas. “Finding that balance is actually hard to achieve, but Hornet magically has both. Being part of that—seeing ideas come to life through creativity and collaboration—that’s the magic.”