Sony Imageworks Names Fulle Exec VP of Production

Jenny Fulle has been upped to exec VP of production and exec producer for award-winning visual effects and digital character animation company, Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Since joining Imageworks in 1997 as senior VP of production and exec producer, Fulle has managed the company’s corps of producers and served as executive producer on such projects as Spider-Man 2, Big Fish, Bad Boys II, The Haunted Mansion, Stuart Little 2, Spider-Man and Martin Scorcese’s upcoming Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator. She was also instrumental in the production of Imageworks’ first animated short film, The ChubbChubbs, which went on to win an Oscar.

At the age of 18, Fulle found work as a janitor for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic and eventually rose up the ranks, learning the craft of visual effects on such projects as the Academy Award-winning films Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Innerspace. In 1988, she left the Bay Area for Los Angeles where she worked for Dream Quest Images on Total Recall. Fulle then got her first visual effects producer credit on Batman Returns, working for 4Ward Prods. Her career has since led to stints at Boss Film Studios, Digital Domain, Warner Digital Studio and Disney’s feature department.

Imageworks’ latest big-screen achievement is Warner Bros.’ computer-generated holiday adventure, The Polar Express, which opens nationwide on Wednesday, Nov. 10. In making the film, the studio employed a new motion capture process dubbed Imagemotion performance capture, which is also being used for the upcoming Monster House for Columbia Pictures.

In addition to Monster House, the Imageworks is lending its talents to Bewitched, Ghostrider, I Dream of Jeannie, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, Spider-Man 3, Zathura and the Sony Pictures Animation features Open Season and Surf’s Up!