The Fuse Group, parent organisation to FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) and El Ranchito has announced the appointment of long-term RSP executive member Jennie Zeiher to the role of President of RSP. This new position will have her oversee the day-to-day operations of the business succeeding Managing Director and Co-Founder Tony Clark. Zeiher will report to The Fuse Group CEO, Sébastien Bergeron. Clark will continue as Managing Director, consulting to both Bergeron and Zeiher.
Zeiher’s appointment comes off the back of fifteen years at RSP, with eight years in her role as Head of Business Development, where she has been instrumental in securing high-end work for the company and helping it build a reputation as a trusted brand, and one of the most well established and respected visual effects studios in the world. “It is our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality artistry and service to our clients that has helped make RSP an icon in the visual effects industry and a trusted partner for filmmakers,” says Zeiher.
Group CEO Sébastien Bergeron says of the new appointment, “I am proud to elevate Jennie into this role. She is a natural leader who has an exceptional vision for RSP’s brand. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with her and to build the next generation of visual effects studios alongside The Fuse Group’s sister brands.”
The appointment of Zeiher frees up Clark to drive long term strategy for the award-winning facility to help cement its potential as a global industry leader in visual effects. Clark will help drive innovation, long-term strategic partnerships and the Group’s growth objectives.
Zeiher now looks forward to the new challenge of being at the helm and is fully supported by Clark. “Jennie was the obvious choice to be RSP’s next leader. Her skills, knowledge, strong relationships with clients and sheer passion for the organisation will ensure RSP’s continued success. Jennie has my full support and I know she will excel in this role,” says Clark.
In 2017, Zeiher was awarded a scholarship toward a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of South Australia, graduating in 2019; completing the rigorous, four-year program in a little over half the time. Zeiher is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a current board member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) Australian section.
Jennie added, “It is an honor and a privilege to lead such a talented crew at RSP and to help facilitate what is next for the both the business and its people”.
About Rising Sun Pictures:
Over the past two decades, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has been delighting and inspiring audiences worldwide with award-winning visual effects by creating some of Hollywood’s most memorable screen moments. RSP’s reputation and leadership make it a trusted partner for studios and filmmakers worldwide. Its studios employ more than 230 exceptional crew who enjoy the advantages of living in some of the world’s most livable cities. In addition, RSP is dedicated to developing the next generation of visual effects artists through its unique accredited training program, delivered in partnership with the University of South Australia. Recent work includes Elvis, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Cowboy Bebop, Hawkeye, Jungle Cruise, Black Widow, Candyman and Mortal Kombat. RSP is part of the world-leading visual effects brands under The Fuse Group umbrella.
About The Fuse Group:
The Fuse Group brings together world-leading visual effects studios, FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito. The company employs over 1,300 personnel across twelve worldwide studio locations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Atlanta, Montréal, Toronto, Bogotá, Saguenay, Adelaide, Brisbane, Madrid, and Barcelona. The Fuse Group is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm. For more information, please visit www.fusefx.com.