San Rafael, CA, March 9, 2011 â€“ Kerner named Emmy Award winning Visual Effects Producer Camille Cellucci to the post of Executive Producer. The announcement was made today by Kerner executives Eric Edmeades, CEO, and Tim Partridge, President.
Most recently, Cellucci was Visual Effects Producer on the hit film â€œThe Green Hornet,â€? and was nominated for a 2011 Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for her work as Visual Effects Producer on â€œSalt.â€?
Edmeades said, â€œIn addition to Camilleâ€™s 20-plus years in the visual effects industry, her enthusiasm for this specialized work makes her the perfect fit for Kerner. Sheâ€™s led some of the top creative forces in Hollywood and has been honored with an Emmy Award and four VES Award nominations, not to mention the vital role she played as James Cameronâ€™s Visual Effects Producer on â€˜Titanic.â€™â€?
Adds Partridge, â€œWe are delighted to have Camille join the Kerner team. Camille is a renowned member of the visual effects industry, and has participated in some of the biggest hit films of the recent past. We look for her now to play a key role in the expansion of our businesses both in the areas of practical effects and miniatures, as well as with our 3D content production.â€?
Cellucci said, â€œKerner feels like coming home. My visual effects career began at ILM, and the model shop was one of my favorite departments. To work with such an incredible team of talented artists is a great honor. With my recent experience in 3D, Iâ€™m excited about Kernerâ€™s new, state-of-the-art 3D camera rigs. I look forward to building on Kernerâ€™s rich past and fostering new and creative partnerships thoughout the film industry.â€?
ABOUT CAMILLE CELLUCCI:
In addition to her work on â€œTitanic,â€? Cellucci was the Visual Effects Producer behind â€œThe Green Hornetâ€? and â€œSalt,â€? as well as the Senior Visual Effects Producer behind such other prominent feature films as â€œKnowing,â€? â€œNimâ€™s Island,â€? and â€œMr. Magoriumâ€™s Wonder Emporium.â€? She has been a key visual effects consultant for HBO, most recently on their current production â€œHemmingway and Gelhorn,â€? and served as Visual Effects Producer for â€œWarm Springs,â€? â€œLive From Baghdad,â€? â€œAnd Staring Pancho Villa as Himself,â€? and â€œThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers,â€? for which she won an Emmy Award in the category of â€œBest Special Visual Effects for a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special.â€? Due to Cellucciâ€™s breadth of knowledge, the long-time hit CBS TV series â€œGhost Whispererâ€? hired her as Visual Effects Supervisor for its opening season.
During the course of her career, Cellucci has worked closely with such highly successful directors as James Cameron, Phillip Noyce and Bruce Beresford. Among her other notable film achievements are serving as Motion Capture Producer on both â€œMatrix Reloadedâ€? and â€œMatrix Revolutions.â€? She played a key role in setting up Sony Pictures Imageworks, landing some of their first films, including â€œSpeed,â€? â€œPhenomenonâ€? and â€œStarship Troopers.â€? Some of her first credits include serving as Visual Effects Coordinator on â€œMeteor Manâ€? and â€œInvisible Man,â€? and as a Commercial Coordinator on dozens of TV spots, including those for Miller Beer, Chevron, and Merrill Lynch.
A recipient of the â€œAnn Taylor Award for Best Female Directorâ€? at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Cellucciâ€™s talents extend beyond visual effects. Her two short films have received numerous awards, and she is an alumni of The American Film Instituteâ€™s highly competitive and prestigious â€œDirecting Workshop for Women.â€? Cellucci served two terms as a board member of the VES, and is member of the PGA and DGA.
Previously known as ILM’s â€œModel Shop,â€? Kerner Optical provides world class realistic physical effects to the film, television, and commercial production industries. The companyâ€™s recent credits include FX contributions to 2010â€™s â€œIronman II,â€? 2009â€™s â€œTerminator Salvationâ€? (for which the company earned a Visual Effects Society Award nomination), and J.J. Abramsâ€™ â€œStar Trek.â€? Kerner continues to set the standard for outstanding and realistic physical effects available in the industry.
Renowned throughout the film industry as the â€œMasters of Destruction,â€? Kerner has few competitors with similar or equal experience. The company has over three decades of expertise, along with numerous industry awards, for its realistic physical FX work. The company continues to distinguish itself in the areas of: FX elements (including wind, fire, water, smoke, dust, etc.); pyrotechnics; the creation of various scenes of destruction; the design and production of models, and practical miniature effects of all scales.
In addition to its list of entertainment industry clients, Kerner also counts among its client base corporations large and small, and private sector contractors. For these clients, the company provides highly realistic special effects, emerging 3D technologies and production services, model creation, and a variety of problem solving, applied research and prototyping services.
Kerner is located at 90 Windward Way, San Rafael, CA, 94901. The phone is 415/448-2000. For more information, please visit the companyâ€™s website: