NEW YORK CITY — Post New York Alliance’s next “Post Break” webinar will reveal what post production supervisors need to know about visual effects. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 12th at 4pm and will feature VFX producer Leslie Lerman and Powerhouse VFX executive producer Ryan Cunningham. Both will offer broad, practical advice on how to produce and deliver VFX for features and television. They will also describe the role of the visual effects producer and offer advice to post production supervisors tasked with producing visual effects themselves.
Ben Baker, VP of studio services at HBO will moderate the discussion. Following the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to join small, virtual breakout groups for discussion and networking.
Leslie Lerman has more than 20 years of experience producing visual effects for feature films. She has collaborated with director Marc Forster on five films, including Finding Neverland and The Kite Runner. She has also worked with Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre), Ron Howard (In The Heart of the Sea) and Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), among others. Most recently, she oversaw visual effects for John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place 2.
Ryan Cunningham joined Powerhouse VFX as executive producer in 2018. Previously, he served as senior VFX producer at Zoic Studios, Method Studios and The Artery, and as executive producer at The Colony. His many credits include Warrior for Cinemax/HBO, Glass for Universal, Maniac! for Netflix and Servant for Apple+. He has also produced several feature films and received an Emmy Award nomination for the CBS series Game Changers.