LOS ANGELES — Visual effects studio FuseFX has appointed Joseph Bell chief operating officer and executive vice president of production. He is an veteran production executive with more than a decade of experience in the visual effects industry, including a wide mix of film and television work.
Most recently, Bell was executive producer at CoSA VFX, where he was the company’s first hire and was instrumental in scaling the business to a team of 160 people. Bell’s previous experience includes roles with Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Dimension and Pixel Magic. Notable projects throughout his career include Star Trek (2009), The Gifted, Minority Report (TV), Person of Interest, Fringe, Revolution, Almost Human, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Live Free or Die Hard, among many others.
“FuseFX has a strong track record of stellar work and smart processes behind the scenes,” says Bell. “My newly-developed role complements the company’s growth trajectory. It also represents a commitment on the part of FuseFX to offering superior service to our clients every step of the way. I’m proud to be a part of such an impressive team and am excited to see what the future holds.”
Bell is a longtime member of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He holds an MFA in Film & TV Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and a Global Executive MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore. He was nominated for Emmy Awards for his work with Gotham (2015) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).