March 22, 2005


New York - Manhattan's Guava ( has promoted Janine Bottazzi to producer. Bottazzi, who will oversee visual effects and animation work for commercials, music videos and other media, and serve as a liaison between clients and Guava's artistic staff, has been with the company since its inception in 2002. Her current projects include commercials for Coldwell Banker and Neutrogena.

A graduate of the The School of Visual Arts in New York, Bottazzi began her career with Guava's sister facility, Nice Shoes, and went through its intensive post production training program, Jerry's School.

"Janine has already touched every aspect of our business," says Dominic Pandolfino, managing partner of Guava/Nice Shoes. "She has an artistic background as well as a technical one. Combined with her ability to manage and organize, it makes her a unique producer. People come here for talent of course, and for a smooth and well managed project, and that's why we are so happy to have Janine on our team."

"I look forward to working more closely with our clients and helping them make the most of the unique talent and services Guava has to offer," says Bottazzi. "One reason that I enjoy working here is that the emphasis is on creativity; each project is given individualized care and attention and we are committed to maintaining that approach, even as we continue to grow."