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Zoic Studios Garners Emmy for Visual Effects

Tuesday 16 September 2003, by Webmaster

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 15, 2003—On Saturday, Sept. 13th, the work of leading digital effects and animation production company Zoic Studios was honored with a Creative Arts Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series for its contribution to "Firefly." "We are thrilled to have our work honored with an Emmy and consider it a tribute to our successful and rewarding collaboration with Joss Whedon," notes Zoic Creative Director Loni Peristere. "We are very proud of the creativity brought to both ’Buffy’ and ’Firefly,’ and truly appreciate the industry recognition."

The Emmy Award credits are:

Firefly - Serenity - FOX - Mutant Enemy, Inc. in association with 20th Century Fox Television Loni Peristere, Visual Effects Supervisor Kristen Leigh Branan, Visual Effects Coordinator Emile Smith, Digital Effects Supervisor Rocco Passionino, Digital Effects Supervisor Lee Stringer, CG Supervisor Kyle Toucher, Animator Jarrod Davis, Animator Terry Naas, Animator Chris Jones, Compositing Supervisor

Launched by Executive Producer Steve Schofield and Creative Directors Chris Jones and Loni Peristere, Zoic Studios is an award-winning visual effects and CG animation studio in the commercials, music videos, feature film and episodic television arenas. Built on a foundation that allows maximum flexibility and creative product for its clients, Zoic is the Digital Evolution.