Profile: Michelle Murdocca/Producer/ Hotel Transylvania

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Michelle Murdocca is currently producing Sony Pictures Animation’s family comedy Hotel Transylvania, which is scheduled to open in September 2012.  Murdocca has been with Sony Pictures Animation since its formation in May of 2002, when she served as vice president of production.  In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of production. She segued into a producer role and served as producer for the company’s first feature, Open Season, and she produced the division’s short film, Midnight Bun Run, and executive produced Open Season 2, the direct-to-video sequel to the 2006 hit. Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Murdocca was a senior visual effects producer for sister company Sony Pictures Imageworks.  She joined Imageworks in 1998, where she worked on the Academy Award®-nominated Stuart Little. She then went on to become the associate producer and senior visual effects producer on the sequel, Stuart Little 2 that was honored with the VES Award (Visual Effects Society) for Best Character Animation in an Animated Film. Murdocca has over ten years of visual effects production credits.  In 1997 she served as a visual effects producer on Wolfgang Peterson’s Air Force One. In 1996 Murdocca joined VIFX (now Rhythm & Hues) as an executive producer for digital imaging.  During her tenure at Boss Film Studios, Murdocca was instrumental in building their visual effects department from 10 to 100 artists and in the process received digital effects production manager credits on Species, Multiplicity, Outbreak, True Lies, and Drop Zone. Her career in 1988 at Videocraft Film & Tape in Boston, where she produced commercials, documentaries, industrials and corporate videos. You can email your questions to Link: Follow us on Twitter @123Film