By NAOMI GOLDMAN
In February, acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso was bestowed with the prestigious VES Visionary Award. And with that much-deserved honor for her stellar creative achievements, she broke new ground as the first woman to receive it. A staunch advocate for the advancement of women in VFX, Alonso wears the responsibility and opportunity of being a trailblazer with grace, conviction and hope for all that lies ahead for those following her path.
“I’m on a mission and I won’t stop until we have that 50/50 gender ratio in the visual effects industry,” Alonso says, “because we should be doing a better job reflecting the world we live in. And it makes for better work. Period. Rooms are better when we’re in them.”
In conferring Alonso with this distinction, the VES recognized her impact in elevating visual effects as an integral element of the art and business of moviemaking and cited her leadership in redefining the profile of visual effects on a global scale.
An amazing creative force and powerhouse producer, Alonso’s unique vision has delivered some of the most popular movie franchises of all time. She is currently executive producing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. In her executive role, she oversees post-production and visual effects for the studio slate. She executive produced Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, as well as Marvel’s The Avengers. She co-produced Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.