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VFX + Animation Producer
Crystal Rain Media Entertainment




Susan Zwerman is the heart and soul of the Exceptional Minds Studio, known for her work on Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Black Panther (2018), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Doctor Strange (2016), Captain America: Civil War (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), while working as the VFX Studio Executive Producer at Exceptional Minds, a non-profit vocational school and studio that prepares young adults on the Autism Spectrum for careers in digital animation and visual effects. She has provided these artists opportunities to work on high-profile features films as well as various televisions shows.
Her credit has appeared on a succession of high-profile motion pictures including Broken Arrow, Alien Resurrection, Men of Honor, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Guardian.
She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Visual Effects Society. She is the recipient of the 2013 Frank Capra Achievement Award in recognition of career achievement and service to the industry and to the Directors Guild of America.
A special highlight in Ms. Zwerman's career was winning the Grammy Award for "Best Concept Music Video" in 1988 for producing I'm Fat, the music video starring Weird Al Yankovic.
In addition, Ms. Zwerman is a well-known seminar leader at many universities, teaching visual effects techniques in the entertainment field. Ms. Zwerman is a co-author of the seminal book on producing visual effects, The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX.  She is also the co-editor of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects.


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