BROOKE BRETON – Biography
Brooke Breton has been involved in a wide variety of prominent live action and animated motion picture projects in the span of her career. Most recently, Ms. Breton served as a Senior Production Executive and in- house Producer for Illumination Entertainment. Ms. Breton produced the Despicable Me theme park attraction for Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, with an expansion to Universal Studios Hollywood this past spring. The attraction was awarded an Annie Award for “ Best Animated Special Venue Production” as well as a VES award for “Best Visual Effects for a Theme Park Attraction.“ Ms. Breton was also the creative producer for the Despicable Me mobile game that was created in association with Universal’s Digital Platforms Group and Gameloft Studios. The Despicable Me mobile game is one of the top ten rated mobile games, in addition to being one of the top ten grossing mobile games.
In 2011, Ms. Breton was a freelance consultant for Illumination Entertainment’s hybrid film Hop and a consultant on Lionsgate’s blockbuster The Hunger Games.
Prior to joining Illumination, Breton served as Co-Producer on James Cameron’s film Avatar. Avatar’s ground-breaking approach to filmmaking and its unique style was a special draw for Ms. Breton, who has worked with James Cameron over the course of many years and been involved in a number of his projects. Avatar received the Academy Award for “Best Visual Effects” in 2010.
In 2004, Breton served as Co-Producer on Kerry Conran’s Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow for Paramount Pictures. Sky Captain was one of the first films to composite actors into a uniquely designed all-digital world. In 2003, Ms. Breton worked with Peter Weir as a Supervising Visual Effects Producer on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Master and Commander received a BAFTA and an Academy Award nomination for its visual effects artistry. In 2002, Ms. Breton worked with Steven Soderbergh as a Supervising Visual Effects Producer on his film Solaris while also consulting on emerging technologies for Lightstorm Entertainment in preparation for future pictures.
Breton was very involved in the start-up of DreamWorks Animation in addition to producing DreamWorks Pictures’ animated comedy adventure The Road to El Dorado, which was released in March 2000. The Road to El Dorado received eight Annie Award nominations including “Best Music” for the work of Tim Rice, Elton John, and Hans Zimmer.
Over the years, Breton has consulted and produced for a variety of film directors, including Kathryn Bigelow, Martin Campbell, Thomas Carter, Christopher Guest, Spike Jonze, Harold Ramis, Gary Ross, as well as producers Denise DiNovi and Gale Anne Hurd.
Breton was instrumental in launching James Cameron’s effects house Digital Domain, where she served as Senior Vice President of Production for several years. During Breton’s tenure, Digital Domain created the effects for such blockbusters as True Lies, Interview with a Vampire, and Apollo 13. They also created the theme park attraction Terminator 2 – 3D.
Prior to joining Digital Domain, Breton associate produced three Star Trek features: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). She also produced the visual effects for Touchstone Pictures’ Dick Tracy.
Breton began her career at Paramount Television, where she worked on numerous shows including Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Angie, and the one-hour drama series Call to Glory. Years later, she returned to television to oversee post production on the first season of the popular television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In current development under the Breton Productions banner are three feature film projects.