EVP, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Michelle Grady is EVP, General Manager of Sony Pictures Imageworks, responsible for overall operations, strategy, planning, and production. The award-winning visual effects and animation facility most recently completed work on OVER THE MOON (Netflix), the live-action MULAN (Disney), THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES (Sony Pictures Animation), and the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Pictures Animation).
Michelle has spent over two decades in the Visual Effects and Post-production industry in Vancouver, where her career grew alongside the expanding film production business in the city.
She joined Imageworks from the visual effects studio MPC, where she served as head of film, managing projects including: SUICIDE SQUAD (Warner Bros.), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Warner Bros.), GODZILLA (Warner Bros.), MALEFICENT (Disney) and the Academy Award®-winning
LIFE OF PI (Fox).
Prior to MPC, Grady was vice president and general manager at Technicolor, overseeing a 35mm film laboratory, digital post production and VFX divisions.
Michelle is Chair of the Animation & VFX Alliance of BC, Vice Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA), and Executive Committee Member of Creative BC.
Name your three favorite movies:
THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART: II, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, OUT OF AFRICA.
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
When the team delivers a movie on time, on budget, with happy clients!
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
The same thing that inspires me still; working with talented, smart people who are passionate about what they do.