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Kerner Names Emmy Award Winning VFX Producer Camille Cellucci as Executive Producer; Cellucci Was VFX Producer on “The Green Hornet” and Was 2011 VES Award Nominee for “Salt”

San Rafael, CA, March 9, 2011 – 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 “The Green Hornet,� and was nominated for a 2011 Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for her work as Visual Effects Producer on “Salt.�

Edmeades said, “In addition to Camille’s 20-plus years in the visual effects industry, her enthusiasm for this specialized work makes her the perfect fit for Kerner. She’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 Cameron’s Visual Effects Producer on ‘Titanic.’�

Adds Partridge, “We 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.�

Cellucci said, “Kerner 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, I’m excited about Kerner’s new, state-of-the-art 3D camera rigs. I look forward to building on Kerner’s rich past and fostering new and creative partnerships thoughout the film industry.�


In addition to her work on “Titanic,� Cellucci was the Visual Effects Producer behind “The Green Hornet� and “Salt,� as well as the Senior Visual Effects Producer behind such other prominent feature films as “Knowing,� “Nim’s Island,� and “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.� She has been a key visual effects consultant for HBO, most recently on their current production “Hemmingway and Gelhorn,� and served as Visual Effects Producer for “Warm Springs,� “Live From Baghdad,� “And Staring Pancho Villa as Himself,� and “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,� for which she won an Emmy Award in the category of “Best Special Visual Effects for a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special.� Due to Cellucci’s breadth of knowledge, the long-time hit CBS TV series “Ghost Whisperer� 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 “Matrix Reloaded� and “Matrix Revolutions.� She played a key role in setting up Sony Pictures Imageworks, landing some of their first films, including “Speed,� “Phenomenon� and “Starship Troopers.� Some of her first credits include serving as Visual Effects Coordinator on “Meteor Man� and “Invisible Man,� and as a Commercial Coordinator on dozens of TV spots, including those for Miller Beer, Chevron, and Merrill Lynch.

A recipient of the “Ann Taylor Award for Best Female Director� at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Cellucci’s talents extend beyond visual effects. Her two short films have received numerous awards, and she is an alumni of The American Film Institute’s highly competitive and prestigious “Directing Workshop for Women.� Cellucci served two terms as a board member of the VES, and is member of the PGA and DGA.


Previously known as ILM’s “Model Shop,â€? Kerner Optical provides world class realistic physical effects to the film, television, and commercial production industries. The company’s recent credits include FX contributions to 2010’s “Ironman II,â€? 2009’s “Terminator Salvationâ€? (for which the company earned a Visual Effects Society Award nomination), and J.J. Abrams’ “Star 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 “Masters of Destruction,� 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 company’s website: