CULVER CITY, CA — Zoic Studios (www.zoicstudios.com) has expanded its global production team, adding Daniel Cohen as executive producer, series and film in New York City; Lauren F. Ellis as executive producer, series and film in Los Angeles; and Sean Tompkins as head of production in LA.
Photo (L-R): Ellis, Cohen and Tompkins
Cohen brings three decades of global post production experience to his role, most recently producing VFX for TV and film at FuseFX. His credits include work for NBC Universal, Marvel Entertainment and Netflix, and projects that include Luke Cage, The Punisher, Sneaky Pete and Mr. Robot.
Ellis boasts a diverse background in entertainment production, coming to Zoic after four years as executive producer at The Molecule, where she oversaw the LA studio, and produced for top series, including Ballers, Shooter and Queen Sugar.
Tompkins returns to Zoic, where he began his career, after spending two years at FuseFX. He brings an intricate understanding of the VFX pipeline process, with a proven track record in managing teams of artists and producers to maximize creative output. His credits include work on series such as True Detective, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Falling Skies and Man in the High Castle.
Cohen and Ellis will collaborate closely with VP, series Gina Fiore to continue to expand Zoic’s episodic footprint in the premium cable and streaming spaces. The studio’s recent work includes series such as Legion, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Maniac and Warrior.
“We’re very fortunate to have Daniel, Lauren and Sean with us at Zoic,” says senior vice president, Ian Unterreiner. “Each of them brings something special to their respective roles, but what’s common amongst them is their passion and insight. Their ability to approach the rapidly shifting industry with an eye towards innovation and growth, is not only valuable to the company day-to-day, but for our clients as the business continues to transform at the nexus of entertainment and technology.”