Par visualizes senior vp stripes for LoCascio


Paramount has promoted Kimberly LoCascio to senior vp production, visual effects.

LoCascio will continue to oversee all aspects of visual effects development and production for films released by the studio as well as those released by MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. She also will oversee feature animation and specialty projects, including 3-D.

"Now that VFX has become a key part of almost every film, I feel very fortunate to have Kimberly's depth of experience and proven track record of delivering groundbreaking effects here at Paramount," said Mark Bakshi, the studio's president of feature production management, who made Tuesday's announcement.

She is overseeing the visual effects on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Star Trek," "G.I. Joe," "Nowhereland" and "Love Guru" and also worked on "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Cloverfield" and "World Trade Center."

Before Paramount, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" was a freelance visual effects producer on such films as "Demolition Man," "Waterworld" and "The Chronicles of Riddick." She began her careen in visual effects at Industrial Light + Magic.