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Zoic Opens New York Studio

VFX company’s third office opens its doors in Hell’s Kitchen led by executive producer Colleen Bachman.

LOS ANGELES -- Visual effects house Zoic Studios has opened its new New York studio, led by veteran VFX producer Colleen Bachman as Executive Producer. The 3,000 square foot Hell’s Kitchen facility will handle VFX and flame finishing for projects across TV, commercials, films, games and experiential. The studio will leverage Zoic’s in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Los Angeles and Vancouver offices. Upcoming projects through the commercial division include campaigns for Grey and Hasbro. The episodic division is working on a diverse slate of series, including the Season 4 of Cinemax’s Banshee, the debut season of the Cinemax drama Quarry and NBC’s new drama series Blindspot.

Zoic executive creative director/partner Chris Jones commented, “With Zoic’s continued expansion with the addition of a New York office, I’m incredibly proud of the team we’ve assembled. Their collective pedigree ensures a well-rounded offering that will surely leave a lasting impression with our clients.”

“Zoic’s vast experience and diverse range of clients and projects really lays the groundwork for longevity in an industry that is constantly changing,” adds Bachman. “I’m looking forward to collaborating the talented artists and producers across Zoic’s three offices and working on a wide range of projects, both short form and long form.” 

The New York studio will fit up to 30 artists and reunites Executive Producer Colleen Bachman with veteran VFX supervisors Jeff Wozniak and Nate Overstrom. Thev trio formerly working together at Look Effects. The commercial division has recently added Minerva for east coast representation. Comprised of industry veterans Mary Knox and Shauna Seresin, Minerva represents a carefully chosen roster of talent to ad agencies and direct to clients. 

Wisconsin-native Colleen Bachman joins Zoic’s New York studio after serving as the Executive Producer of Film and Television at Psyop, where she recently worked on the Golden Globe-winning feature Joy and the highly anticipated Zoolander 2. She boasts over 15 years of experience in the visual effects industry, with stints at major studios and boutique shops alike. After studying at the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, she gleaned an interest in post-production while working as a PA on her first feature. She started out answering the phones and quickly worked her way up to coordinator at several LA boutique post facilities, learning the process hands-on. She spent the next decade as a post producer for major studio feature films, working with New Line Cinema and Fox Searchlight Pictures on such titles as Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, The Golden Compass, Son of the Mask, and The Fountain. In 2008, she made the move to NYC and joined Look Effects as Senior Staff Producer, where she produced VFX for such effects-driven features as the Academy Award-winning Life of Pi, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black Swan and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

Source: Zoic Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.