• Friday, Sep. 30, 2022
People on the Move
The-Artery adds 8 new tech & production pros
Madeline Mack
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The-Artery has had an infusion of talent, bringing aboard Michael McCarthy, Danielle Shimshoni, Jared Biunno, Abbey Kurtz, Madeline Mack, Samantha Diaz, Leanne Maurer and Maia Rosenbaum who expand the company’s reach into tech while deepening its roots in the creative VFX realm.

McCarthy joins the team as sr. VFX producer. He has produced broadcast commercials, interactive long format, short format, motion graphics, VR video content, social media and more. He has expertise in managing a wide range of budgets and teams, and has a strong skill set in pipeline development and execution.

Mack is an award-winning TD and film director. Mack originally joined The-Artery as an executive assistant but quickly proved her worth and versatility tackling the role of resource manager for the creative company’s ever-expanding production needs. She has since come to direct a TV series pilot with The-Artery, implementing her experience from working with director Dan Minahan on several projects. 

The-Artery is also gaining a new production manager in Shimshoni whose extensive experience in the entertainment industry includes serving as a production coordinator at Impartial Partners and as a former member of The Lincoln Project. She even worked as an actor for several years, giving her insight into production from all angles. This Israeli creative now uses her diverse background to support The-Artery in all VFX and live-action production initiatives inside the studio. 

Biunno has also recently joined as a VFX coordinator. Although the newest member of the team, Biunno is no stranger to The-Artery, as he has collaborated with the creative company on several occasions throughout his time at PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch. He brings experience in managing large workflows while producing stellar content, having led PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch’s content studio and in-house creative agency, respectively. 

Kurtz has also joined The-Artery, using her technical background from Pratt to excel as a jr. Nuke/CG artist. Diaz, also a Pratt graduate, is also being welcomed to The-Artery as a jr. compositor, where she currently uses her eye for detail to QC all film assets. Her technical skills do not stop there, however, as she is currently training as a Flame Artist. 

The-Artery is also welcoming intern Rosenbaum from Boston College as a VFX assistant. Last but certainly not least, Maurer has also joined The-Artery team as the community manager. When not attending to the daily needs of the office, she lends her talents as a storyboard artist from SVA. Both individuals have also been involved in the management of The-Artery’s text-to-speech generated, animated virtual talent, SYNTHia.


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