EVP, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Michelle Grady is EVP, Sony Pictures Imageworks and is responsible for overall operations, strategy, planning, and production. She most
recently oversaw production of the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Pictures Animation), SMALLFOOT (Warner
Animation Group), and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia Pictures).
Michelle has spent 26 years in the Visual Effects and Post-production industry in Vancouver, where her career grew alongside the expanding film production business in the city.
She most recently oversaw production of the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Pictures Animation), SMALLFOOT (Warner Animation Group), and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia Pictures).
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, an Executive Board Member of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA), Executive Board Member of Women in Animation, 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.